If It's Gatsby, It's Great

The whole world seems to be going 20s mad; with Baz Luhrmann’s sparkling film, The Great Gatsby, setting it all off with a bang. The other week the girls from MFP and some lovely friends wandered on down to the Embassy for cocktails, chat and an evening with Jay Gatsby.

Image Courtesy of The Great Gatsby Film

The film was all kinds of glitz and glam, opulent and indulgent, and so damn pretty! It was an easy film to watch; straightforward and simple in story, sublime in visual beauty. What it was lacking in depth it made up for in the most glorious costumes, digitally perfected fantastical sets and the most epic of onscreen parties; think flowing champagne, glitzy flappers, dapper gents, all hedonistically dancing around to some serious hip-hop of today.  

It’s easy to see how the world has suddenly become so obsessive with the Roaring Twenties. If you’ve been invited along to a Gatsby inspired event, want to throw one yourself, or simply want to embody a bit of Twenties glamour before heading to see the film, you’ve definitely stumbled across the right blog post.

Need some style inspiration? Take note of Daisy Buchanan’s look.

Daisy Buchanan (image courtesy of The Great Gatsby Film)

The image says it all; big glittering jewels and soft, neutral tones with a deco headdress to boot. Daisy consistently looks pretty, innocent and perfect; drop waists, glitter, pastel pinks, creams and lavenders. Make up is minimal and glowing. Think garden parties and lounging around in summer with your best friend, your favourite cake and a bottle of champagne. If an edgy look is more your thing, be sure to look to Daisy’s best friend Jordan Baker for some inspiration; harsh blacks, silky creams and yellows, masculine tailoring, slick bob, smoky eyes and red lips.

Once you’ve sorted your outfit, you’ll be sure to be looking for some deco inspired jewels that will make you every bit the flapper. So, have a proper look through Madame Fancy Pant’s ‘In Moonlight’ Collection.

Madame Fancy Pants


From crystals to skulls, delicate to bold, this collection really does have something for everyone. Plus, each piece fits perfectly within a Roaring Twenties world. That ‘This Little Light’ necklace definitely looks like it was nabbed straight out of Daisy’s jewellery box…

So, your look is (hopefully) sorted! If you want to grab a cocktail before you watch the film, we definitely recommend The Black Sparrow below The Embassy. It fully encapsulates 20s elegance. It even has a Gatsby inspired cocktail menu! If you head there on a Tuesday, like we did, you can save some cash and get two for one cocktails. So, drink up!

If your Gatsby event is all set up at home, you should try making your own cocktails. I sourced this ‘Golden Girl’ cocktail from the beautiful girls at A Beautiful Mess blog; with all that glitter it looks like something Jay Gatsby’s party guests would have a few of. The scrumptious recipe can be found HERE.


Once you've got your get up, your jewels and your drinks all prepped and ready to go, I think it’s time to get your party started!

Hope you enjoyed another stellar edition of our Wednesday blog, stay tuned for Friday’s gig inspired blog post!

Anneke xoxox

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