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Gatsby style: Embrace the lifestyle of “The Great Gatsby”

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Obsessed with all-things Gatsby? Want to the live the life of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby? Keen to track down more about the book and film adaptations, and walk in the footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Then here’s our guide to the Gatsby trail

 

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Fascinating folk: Zelda Fitzgerald

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is probably one of the most interesting characters in the 20th century. She was an icon of her age, dubbed ‘the first American flapper’, and married to one of the most famous and influential writers of the time, F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose work we now call ‘quintessential’.

Yet Zelda struggled her whole life with the expectations of society, and wanted nothing more than to be recognised as an artist in her own right… Continue reading »

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SHOPPING: Fashion inspired by the 1920s – part 2

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Here are some more ideas about fashion from the 1920s, including some vintage-style frocks and books about the period

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Luscious at the movies: The Great Gatsby film and TV adaptations

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Luscious at the movies: A quick look at the various film and TV adaptations of The Great Gatsby, including filming locations for each production… Continue reading »

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The Roaring Twenties: Costumes by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby

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Given the hype surrounding Baz Lurhmann‘s upcoming The Great Gatsby (being released on May 10, 2013), you’ve no doubt seen some of the divine costumes and lavish sets. For myself, I can’t stop watching either of the two trailers, and my accessories have become increasingly sparkly of late… Continue reading »

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Luscious loves: F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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I first read F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby when I was 17. I know it’s corny to say that a book changed my life, but that’s what happened…

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