Last night, I watched the 1990 Coen brothers film Millers Crossing. It’s a Prohibition-era gangster movie set in the 1920’s as viewed through the lens of the late 80’s. The actress Marcia Gay Harden plays Verna, the love interest of two characters. She captures the feel and style of the era while looking natural and not stage-y.
I’ve been thinking about 20’s fashion lately, as I’ve come across some wonderful pieces of jewelry as well as clothing of that era. “Flapper” fashion was a radical departure from the stiff Edwardian styles that preceded it, and epitomized youth in it’s time. It still has a modern and fresh feel. Have a look:
The best actor award goes to this green dress
The lace, the long jet necklace
And those green jewels
Here are some touchpoint of twenties style that are nicely reinterpreted in this film:
I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.