Posted 5 years ago
This weekend, I attended the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, hosted by the Art Deco Society of California. The idea is to re-create an elegant afternoon 1920s party like the ones Jay Gatsby would host in F. Scott Fitzgerald's famed novel. Everything at the party, from the clothing to the cars, had to look or feel like the time between 1920 and the '40s pre-World War II.
These lovely ladies, Doris Easley (left) and Doreen Sinclair, are serious vintage fashion collectors. Doris owns an heirloom restoration business, and Doreen runs her namesake Vintage Fashion Boutique.
Sara McKee, pictured with a parasol and vintage hairpiece, wanted to try out to be a DecoBelle, but she said she was pregnant at the time and unable to apply. Her necklace is actually a perfume locket from the '60s.
Justin Oliver, of San Francisco's Slim Jenkins swing band, is pictured with Eve Pinsonnault, who is wearing a reproduction of a '30s dress. Justin, in a '30s suit from La Rosa, said his medallion was designed for him by Kate Ellen of San Francisco's Kate Ellen Metals as a pocketwatch-type accessory for his '30s suit. Also, his shoes, also from La Rosa, are more the 100 years old!