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Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach Style (part 2)

The roaring decade of the 1920’s not only embodied a period of glamour and drama, it also represented the rise of the “Flapper”, the “new women” who pushed the boundaries of gender identity and represented sexual and economic freedom, something that is still appealing to young women today.

 

The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!

The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!

 

1920’s flappers were at the forefront of the revolution that challenged Victorian attitudes towards women. They demanded the freedom to live their own lives and had a lot of fun doing it. These women wore obvious make-up, showed their knees and flung themselves into the hedonistic rhythms of Jazz and the Charleston. They threw away their restrictive corsets, cut their hair, smoked, wore trousers and drove fast cars. Life was fun and meant for living!

 

Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929's Pandora's Box

Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929’s Pandora’s Box

 

That era began with the look called “comme le garcon” (or, “like the boy”) – short hair was a big deal – nice girls kept their hair long, as a metaphor for maidenhood. For a woman to chop her hair short was to practically admit she was no longer a virgin. Moreover, they began smoking in public – something no “lady” did.

 

An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look

An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look

Makeup was in its rawest form, because the market was young and just beginning to grow. Cake mascara came in a block of wax. It was then melted and applied to the lashes with a stick. Fake lashes were popular as well. They were applied to the eye and then accentuated with mascara. The trend in lipstick was the reddest red – no other color options were available – and smudge-proof lipstick was mandatory for would-be vamps who wanted to neck without leaving a trail. After the plucked and redrawn eyebrows, the lips were the most important part of the face for any woman who wanted to make an impression with her 1920’s makeup. Helena Rubinstein created a product called “Cupid’s Bow,” that billed itself as a “self-shaping” lipstick that forms a perfect cupid’s bow as you apply it.

 

1928 silver-beaded confection designed by Coco Chanel

1928 Silver-Beaded Confection Designed by Coco Chanel

 

Before the onset of Depression-era austerity, women’s fashion roared through the 1920s with a dynamic combination of androgyny and decadence. Spurred by a rebellion against corsets and full skirts from designers such as Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, and Jean Patou, waistlines dropped, busts flattened, and hemlines rose to shocking new heights for a look that came to define modern femininity and sex appeal.

 

The queen of silent film, Clara Bow reigned supreme during the 1920s and remains a source of inspiration for brides today.

The Queen of Silent Film, Clara Bow

 

The queen of silent film, Clara Bow reigned supreme during the 1920s and remains a source of inspiration for brides today.

It is amazing how the Roaring Twenties decade influenced women’s liberation in education, behavior, dress and of course, my favorite topic – makeup. Before the ’20’s, women wore cosmetics, but nice women hid their rouge pots and powder puffs away from fathers and husbands, who heartily disapproved. Discretion was imperative. When the 1920’s hit, most young brides went for makeup in a big way. Stars like Theda Bara and Clara Bow made paper-white skin, blood red lips and insanely made-up eyes into must-haves for every fashionable woman who ever rolled a stocking below the knee.

 

Eye makeup was worn dramatically dark and smoky.Eyebrows were painfully thin.

Dramatically Dark and Smoky.Eye Makeup – Painfully Thin Eyebrows

 

Eye makeup was worn dramatically dark and smoky.Eyebrows were painfully thin.

Since Coco Chanel fell asleep in the sun, tans became fashionable, and more natural shades of powder started emerging as opposed to pale, ivory hues which existed before. Pancake makeup was invented in 1914, and most brides were hiding when they used it – makeup was a privilege of actresses, singers and cabaret dancers. It was not proper for nice girls to wear some!

The style and spirit of adventure of the 20’s combined with their great love of partying makes an ideal theme to base your wedding on. 1920’s inspired hair and makeup looks have become coveted by brides today, and with all the glitz and glamour it’s no wonder why.

 

Art Deco Head Dress - Ralph Lauren

Art Deco Head Dress – Ralph Lauren

 

Art Deco Crystal Headpiece from Johanna Johnson

Art Deco Crystal Headpiece from Johanna Johnson

 

Elegant 1920’s wedding dresses and art deco wedding gowns are perfect for your art deco themed wedding or any other 1920’s styled event.

 

Yolan Cris Revival Vintage Bridal collection

Yolan Cris Revival Vintage Bridal Collection

 

Divas Bridal Collection - Chic, Elegant, and Fabulous!

Divas Bridal Collection – Chic, Elegant, and Fabulous!

 

Come to Ocean Drive in Miami Beach on January 18th, 19th, & 20th to celebrate Art Deco Weekend 2013!

 

Art Deco Weekend Miami Beach - January 18th, 19th, & 20th

Art Deco Weekend Miami Beach – January 18th, 19th, & 20th

 

Destination Brides – Bridal Makeovers is celebrating Art Deco Weekend with a Special Promotion for the month of  January. Call 305-851-2515 for details about booking your Miami Beach Art Deco Bridal Shoot… Warm weather, something old something new – Miami Beach Art Deco Bridal Beauty!

 

Warm weather, something old something new - Miami Beach Art Deco Bridal Beauty

Miami Beach Art Deco Bridal Beauty

 

Bridal Makeovers 1920's Bridal Deco Style Shoot

Bridal Makeovers 1920’s Bridal Deco Style Shoot

 

Art Deco Bridal Beauty by Bridal Makeovers

Art Deco Bridal Beauty by Bridal Makeovers

Bridal Makeovers – Miami Beach Art Deco Bridal Shoot
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