the great gatsby fashion

“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”

- F. Scott Fitzgeral, The Great Gatsby

strict dress to kill code:

Fur coats over lingerie
Beaded hems
Pearl necklaces and sheer tights
Cigarette smoking
Rouge
Sharply penciled eyebrows
Vampy red lips
Silver pistols and embezzled clutches
Slivers of skin
Sparkles
Fringe and feathers
Tiered dresses
Headbands dripping in rhinestone and feathers
Gilded tiaras
Crystals and silk
Sheath dresses
Sky high stilettos
No flat shoes
No natural looks

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