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Posted 4 years ago

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lisa
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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.

Ian Fratar and Sherry Richert Belul are big fans of ballroom dancing to the likes of Fats Waller. Sherry is a hat collector herself with more than 100 hats now. They said they had fun thrifting and piecing together their outfits for the event. They also brought some lovely peacock feathers, tucked into their straw case.

The lovely Jacky Johnson, from Oakland's Youth Uprising, and her equally lovely sister, Gina, found their pretty vintage dresses at the Alameda Antiques Fair.

Lastly, yours truly. I borrowed this beautiful authentic '30s dress and hat from former San Francisco Chronicle Home & Garden editor Laura Thomas, who got these pieces from her aunts. The pearls were borrowed from wonderful Show & Tell poster metalorchid.

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  1. sherrybelul, 4 years ago
    What fun. I loved seeing your photos. They brought back lovely memories. This was an amazing event — charming and delightful. I'll be back next year! Thanks Lisa. :-)
  2. rebecca Belul Richert, 4 years ago
    Think I will now read the Great Gatsby all over again.
    I like Ian's socks.
  3. Laurie Gordon, 4 years ago
    Your article and all your photos are wonderful! Thank you Lisa for great coverage of the event.

    Your dress and pearls , hat and even glasses are the PERFECT outfit for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon.In fact, if I had to pick one ideal "poster girl" for the day...it would be you!
  4. lisa lisa, 4 years ago
    Thanks, Laurie! I'm glad I got it right. :)
  5. savethetoys savethetoys, 4 years ago
    This looked like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing
  6. Mrj303 Mrj303, 3 years ago
    Looks like fun!
  7. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    You guys are livin the dream Lisa. Nothing is impossible!
  8. lisa lisa, 3 years ago
    Thanks, scandinavian_pieces!
  9. lisa lisa, 3 years ago
    In fact, thanks everyone. San Francisco is a great place for history buffs and antiques lovers. :)
  10. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Love this!

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