#DidYouKnow ... Coco Chanel Coined the "Flapper Dress"? Created by Coco Chanel, the flapper look was a dynamic byproduct of the women's suffrage movement, where women’s fashions took a drastic turn. Frowned upon for wearing makeup, chopping off their hair, smoking and drinking, these flapper women abandoned their female form and went for comfort––they ditched the corsets and uncomfortable undergarments, wore straight-cut dresses hiked above their knees and bras made specifically to flatten their chests. This way, women could dance more freely during the Jazz Age!
For my sorority meeting, I was tasked to dress in fashion from the Harlem Renaissance era. I was blessed enough to happen upon this flapper inspired velvet fringed dress from @goodwillintl for only $1!! The headwear I picked up from my local beauty supply store & borrowed this shawl, kitten heel pumps & lace gloves from my mom. Just another costume idea for #halloween or even a #roaring20s event!!
Margaret Anne Corcoran Smith—Muzz. My great-grandmother. Always appeared with a walking stick. One of first women in Chicago to smoke in public. Daughter of a doctor. Wife of a wealthy man. All sounds good until you get to the part where he built a house for his mistress across Lake Geneva. Read my latest blog post. #pioneersanddebutantes#mindingthegapslife#midlifewomen#roaring20s#irishheritage
Taking it back to when Charlie showed up for our Chaplin Black and White Fete. 🎶 Wondering if he will make an appearance next Saturday at our 20s Halloween Soiree on Saturday, October 27? Find out with us and remember to look dapper.
welcome to your twenties, brother! the best is yet to come. you aren’t even going to see this, but I want you to know how inspiring you are and how much I admire you. CANNOT WAIT to see what’s next for you. For now, keep having faith and kicking butt in college. Life is just getting started! #happybirthday#roaring20s