Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Great Gatsby


My roommate and I threw a Great Gatsby-themed bash for my birthday this year. The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite novels, and I adore the '20s in general, especially for the fabulous fashion. From Midnight in Paris to the Artist to Boardwalk Empire to Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming cinematic adaptation of the novel, there's no shortage of sartorial inspiration out there!


The soiree was a smashing success, complete with retro cocktails, the 1974 film to set the mood, Gershwin tunes galore, a fun photobooth and plenty of shimmying.


Even Igby dressed up for the occasion. Doesn't he look dapper?

33 comments:

EvaNadine said...

i. heart. your. dog.

and, and your dress too...happy belated burthday!

but seriously. igby = adorable.

ZuZu Pebbles said...

Aww Igby is so freaking cute! I just started reading your blog and didn't realize you had a pug! I have two fawns; Iggy and Westley.

Oh and Happy Birthday!

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I love the way you modernized everything a bit with those platform shoes. And, cutest pug ever.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Such a totally cute outfit! I love the vintage feel of it!

out of order said...

you look flapping fabulous!!! happy belated bday:)

<3Meghan

Andrea Clare said...

ahhh soo glad I found your blog!! I love your style!! I could spend all day on your blog, I think! haha

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Cara said...

Gorgeous outfit, the shawl is simply stunning! Love Igby and his sweet little bow tie. Happy belated birthday!

Lindsey N. said...

Ohhh that shawl! Where did it come from? Oh my gosh I love it! I'm drooling!

Lindsey Soup

lauraa said...

The whole of this is just gorgeous! You look just perfect with that turban and the jewelled shawl
xxx

T. Rux said...
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T. Rux said...

oh my God, I can't WAIT to see previews for the Baz Luhrmann Gatsby! Let's crash the premier!

LauraBee said...

have you seen this book cover?
http://pinterest.com/pin/154740937166349111/

it's such a cleverly designed gatsby cover! i love 20s parties. so fun.

amberly said...

Happy birthday Katy!! This look is amazing and the party sounds like such fun!! The cape is stunning, you'll have it forever! :) Kisses to Igby!

Kate said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Such a fun party idea as well!

Kate
theclassyblog.blogspot.com

Gillian Striker said...

dying. love it so much - having trouble breathing. the new great gatsby film with carey mulligan will be the highlight of my existence. not even lying right now.

Shey said...

wow!!!

MarieBayArea said...

Happy Birthday! You and Igby look smashing.

Natasha Fatah said...

Just gorgeous Katy! I love this look and I love the 20's as well. Baz is the guy to make the movie - with his artistic flair and romantic style, I'm sure he'll do a great job! Can't want to see it!

Happy belated birthday!
xoxo
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The Daily Fashionista said...

Girl, you look AMAZING!!! I love what you wore to the party!! And what an awesome party idea!

Kayla said...

Sigh. So chic. All the time.

<3

Kitsune-kun said...

wow! what a knockout dress! you look straight out of the era:)

Jessica said...

It makes me so happy when your pup enters the photos, too. :) Looking great, both of you!

AmberRay said...

I love your outfit. That is a great theme for your b-day. I just read that book for my classics book club and I started watching the movie (70's one with Robert Redford) last night. I liked the book.

danielle said...

lovee it & dog :))

Lindsey A. Turner said...

You look adorable! Love your eyeliner!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

Awwwww Igby! Oh my god he's so cute. I'm dying.
Also, you look awesome! I can't wait for the Baz Luhrmann film to come out either.

Ashley Ording said...

This is such a beautiful, perfect outfit from head to toe... you look like the loveliest jazz baby! xo

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

I love this outfit! it definitely has the great gatsby '20s feel!!
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L.Voss said...

jaw droppingly stunning and as a lover of the Great Gatsby kudos on the kick ass theme!

Robyn said...

A turban and sequins <3. I love the 20s too, and may just steal your party theme in the near future.

a small town girl in the capital city said...

Love your outfit, the book, the party theme and that is the cutest dog in a bow tie I've ever seen. Happy birthday!

Lori said...

I love the beaded collar. So very Daisy :)
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Jessica said...

Igby is so cute. I've been wanting to a bow tie for my little kitty.

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