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Note : the barrette is available here in my Etsy shop
On Saturday I saw The Great Gatsby. It was just the way I thought it would be : brilliant, loud, sparkling. Great cast, great music, genuine diamonds in Carey Mulligan’s hair. Amidst all of this, the soul of Fitzgerald’s novel seemed a bit lost – as well as Gatsby’s complexity. Ah well, you can’t have everything. I promised myself to re-read the novel and I truly enjoyed the movie as one of these magnificent parties Gatsby would have given.
At the end of the movie I was feeling like Cinderella. It was past midnight (the movie lasts 2:30) and Paris seemed dull and dark.
If you are a bit obsessed with Fashion, you will leave the cinema still thinking of Carey Mulligan’s mesmerizing headband / headpiece. A sparkling beauty I checked on the Internet while heading back home. Only to discover that it costs $200,000 at Tiffany’s. GASP.
But I really wanted to have my own sparkly-rhinestoned-bit of the 1920s. I’m thinking of it since Woody Allen’s movie, Midnight in Paris. (Yes, it’s amazing how nostalgic we are of the 1920s in these years of crisis, isn’t it).
So I made this Great Gatsby hair barrette, inspired from antique art deco brooches. I may be Cinderella but now I have my glass slipper.
When my sister saw it she wanted to have it. So, I made some more Great Gatsby hair barrettes !
Maybe it will please, too, those who asked me when I would sell one of my creations. So here it is, available for you to buy, if you want to feel like a golden girl from the 20s
Great Gatsby hair barrette – art deco barrette : available here in my Etsy shop