Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Gatsby Glamour

With over three months to go, the hype around the latest up-and-coming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby is already buzzing. Based on the 1920s novel by American author and Hollywood scriptwriter F.Scott Fitzgerald, the plot details a complex tale of love in post-war New York. Directed by Baz Luhrman, best known for his memorable adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the cast includes Leonardo Di Caprio (also starring in Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet as the love-lorn Romeo), Tobey Maguire (AKA. Spiderman) and Carey Mulligan, an emerging british actress who first claimed recognition alongside Keira Knightley in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.  

Whilst we love a good costume drama - even more so when it features Leo suited up to the nines – it’s The Great Gatsby fashion that’s really been brewing a storm in the media. From Glamour magazine to Vogue, the twenties style has been sighted as a must-have look for Spring/Summer ’13.

Carey Mulligan, who plays Gatsby’s love-interest Daisy Buchanan in the film, dons the iconic “flapper” look of the twenties, teaming short-bobbed hair and straight dresses with dazzling jewels and strings of beads. Inspired by the ornamental extravagance of the French Art Deco style, jewellery became ever bigger, ever bolder and ever more colourful during the twenties. This showstopping Le Vian 14ct white gold diamond and sapphire ring is the perfect piece for boasting a dash of Daisy’s enviable allure, and if you’re looking for an all-rounder, the divine blue of the sapphire is the perfect accompaniment to a faithful Little Black Dress.

To achieve ultimate flapper girl glamour, it needs to be big, it needs to be intricate and, most importantly, it needs to sparkle. This Swarovski Primetime necklace ticks all the boxes, offering an extravagant yet elegant piece great for evening dress and partywear. 

For just a subtle touch of Gatsby chic, these 9ct white gold peridot and diamond earrings are ideal. Combined with a vintage tear drop shape and glittering diamond halo, the peridot gem creates a delicious vintage style teamed with the essence of the vivid Art Deco colour palette.

If you aren’t one for colour and show, opting for a classic string of pearls is the perfect way to recreate the simply timeless style of twenties fashion guru Coco Chanel. This 9ct white gold cultured fresh water pearl and diamond necklace does vintage sophistication, with an added touch of diamond sparkle to subtly reflect that glamorous flapper girl edge.

Whether you want to go all out and nail the Gatsby flapper style from head-to-toe, or merely add a subtle touch of vintage to your look, twenties-inspired jewellery is a staple for your SS’13 collection available at Ernest Jones.

The Great Gatsby is released in cinemas in May 2013. However if, like us, you can’t wait until then, check out the trailer for a sneak preview...


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