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Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s @sydneyflapper

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A celebration of all that's beautiful, strange and exciting about the 1920s, with a few excursions into the teens and 30s. - Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s (@sydneyflapper)
Winter deco outfit photo taken in the fabulous @sydneyflapper

Winter Deco outfit - photo taken in the fabulous Charleston Chic shop in Napier, NZ.

Spring has just about sprung down here and all @sydneyflapper

Spring has just about sprung down here, and all the fruit trees are in bloom. So I tried on my latest chiffon dress acquisition…

This rather stunning stage costume reminds me of @sydneyflapper

This rather stunning stage costume reminds me of the pieces sold some years ago by Poppy’s Vintage (an excellent vintage clothing dealer).

I dont think i can adequately express my @sydneyflapper

I don’t think I can adequately express my admiration for this gown. And I’m sure I’ve seen that headdress in a Mucha painting.

Its the 1920s and its fabulously stylised @sydneyflapper

It’s the 1920s, and it’s fabulously stylised makeup for everyone!

On another and perhaps related note, I do love the psychedelic effect achieved in tinted postcards of the era when they begin to fade.

The fabulous gilda gray populariser of the @sydneyflapper

The fabulous Gilda Gray - populariser of “The Shimmy”. With the advent of prohibition, we were reminded “you can’t make your shimmy shake on tea”.

Oglaighnaheireann cumann na mban dublin 29 @sydneyflapper


Cumann na mBan, Dublin 29 October 1920

Early 1920s knit wear @sydneyflapper

Early 1920s knit wear

Fleisher yarn advertisement 1923 @sydneyflapper

Fleisher yarn advertisement, 1923

Gorgeous 1920s red headsincluding the most @sydneyflapper

Gorgeous 1920s red heads…including the most fabulous and famous of them all, Clara Bow.

Film fun issues 1920s @sydneyflapper

Film Fun issues, 1920s

Postcard 1920s woman and dawg @sydneyflapper

Postcard 1920s woman and dawg

1920s gal who seems to have feet about my size @sydneyflapper

1920s gal who seems to have feet about my size!

Theatre magazine cover featuring art by hamilton @sydneyflapper

Theatre Magazine cover featuring art by Hamilton King of Peggy O’Neill

Program for bostons majestic theatre 1916 @sydneyflapper

Program for Boston’s Majestic Theatre, 1916

Sheet music for the wedding of the shimmie and @sydneyflapper

Sheet music for The Wedding of the Shimmie and Jazz, 1919

Sheet music for the price that i paid for you @sydneyflapper

Sheet music for The Price that I Paid for You, 1915

Sheet music for most everyone i know loves you @sydneyflapper

Sheet music for Most Everyone I Know Loves You from  “The Girl from Frisco”, 1915

Sheet music for bubbling over 1919 @sydneyflapper

Sheet music for “Bubbling Over”, 1919

Cover art for valse june sheet music 1914 @sydneyflapper

Cover art for “Valse June” sheet music, 1914

Worth advertisement 1926 @sydneyflapper

Worth advertisement, 1926

Advertising art by rolf armstrong for gainsborough @sydneyflapper

Advertising art by Rolf Armstrong for Gainsborough hair nets

Lux advertising art 1920s @sydneyflapper

Lux advertising art, 1920s

Feisher yarn advertising art 1924 @sydneyflapper

Feisher yarn advertising art, 1924

Dalbrook silks advertisement 1926 @sydneyflapper

Dalbrook Silks advertisement, 1926

Looks like these girls are in some fabulous early @sydneyflapper

Looks like these girls are in some fabulous early beach pajamas (particularly if the seller is correct and these are c. 1929).

While they are unidentified, they may have some connection with Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. William H. Jernagin, who appears with them in other photos.

Have not dropped off the face of the earthhave @sydneyflapper

Have not dropped off the face of the earth…have just been kicking up my heels at the Winter Art Deco event in Napier! Now taking a few days off with a friend in rural New Zealand. 

Portrait of woman in an asymmetrically embroidered @sydneyflapper

Portrait of woman in an asymmetrically embroidered dress, 1920s. Name on the back seems to read Alberta Robinson Labreu.

Holland america lines ss statendam of 1929 photo @sydneyflapper

Holland America line’s SS Statendam of 1929 (photo probably taken soon after she went into service).

As usual xavier sager knocks it out of the park @sydneyflapper

As usual, Xavier Sager knocks it out of the park. Allons enfants de la Patrie…

Phrygian caps everywhere @sydneyflapper

Phrygian caps everywhere….

You didnt think i was done with this day yet did @sydneyflapper

You didn’t think I was done with this day yet, did you?

La vie parisienne 12 july 1924 and patriotic @sydneyflapper

La Vie Parisienne 12 July 1924 and patriotic French postcard…

La vie parisienne 6 july 1929 you have to hand @sydneyflapper

La Vie Parisienne 6 July 1929.

You have to hand it to La Vie Parisienne - they never run out of ideas for ways to wear the the tricolour.

La vie parisienne 7 december 1918lets tear that @sydneyflapper

La Vie Parisienne, 7 December 1918…let’s tear that Bastille down!

July 14 down under time to get my francophilia @sydneyflapper

July 14 Down Under - time to get my Francophilia on and start celebrating la Fête nationale!

Illustration from la vie parisienne for 23 april @sydneyflapper

Illustration from La Vie Parisienne for 23 April 1910 - La Neuve de Marianne. Nothing like political cartoons from 105 years ago!

We’re still a day away down here from celebrating la Fête Nationale, but crack the champagne and storm the Bastille…I’m kicking things off with an early start.

I dont know what raymondism is but it looks like @sydneyflapper

I don’t know what Raymondism is, but it looks like my kind of thing.

(Kidding - Maurice Francois Raymond Saunders, known professionally as The Great Raymond, was one of the early 20th century’s great illusionists. I also like to imagine from this that he had a thing for Champagne).

Martial et armand styles 1924 @sydneyflapper

Martial et Armand styles, 1924

Champagne and the champagne industry have just @sydneyflapper

Champagne and the Champagne industry have just been granted UNESCO world heritage status - hurrah!!!!

Tu seras depute 1932 french film @sydneyflapper

Tu Seras Depute! 1932 French film

A night in london 1928 @sydneyflapper

“A Night in London” 1928

French poster for kiss your hand madame 1929 @sydneyflapper

French poster for “Kiss Your Hand, Madame” 1929

Poster for his fathers wife 1919 @sydneyflapper

Poster for “His Father’s Wife” 1919

Poster for half marriage 1929 @sydneyflapper

Poster for “Half Marriage”, 1929

Swedish poster for erich von stroheim in foolish @sydneyflapper

Swedish poster for Erich von Stroheim in “Foolish Wives”

French poster for gloria swansons lost 1923 film @sydneyflapper

French Poster for Gloria Swanson’s lost 1923 film “Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife”