Blogmas 2019 – Through The Decades With POSH, part 4/4
2010s are ending and within a month we welcome the new decade of 2020s to begin. But before that in this year's blogmas and in celebration of the new decade we are not going to even look at Christmas derocation, present ideas nor recepies but our favorite fashion eras in the previous century. What's more, to keep this Blogmas exciting we are not going to start from the beginning or end in the ending but go through some of the fashion decades in a totally random order. I am also turning "Posh blog" temporarily into a century defining "Posh magazine" that glances through times with a help of some fun cover shoots as well as outfits to remember. Are you ready to go through the decades with Posh?
This is the last part of Blogmas and naturally I have safed the best one for last. After visiting 60s, 80s and 70s we are going to end this trip through times in one of the most iconic decade of them all which is also one of my personal favorite by the way... So, the only right way to end this Blogmas is to go all the way back to the ever so fabulous, ever so wonderful and ever so revolutionary 1 9 2 0s!
POSH GOES TO THE 20S...
The Roaring Twenties was a unique decade of welth that started as an escape from the horros of the first world war and ended with a crash on wall street. But ultimately, 20s was a time of social and econimical change, a search of freedom for many and hope for a better future.
Especially, women had had a taste of independency during the war time and now in the new, brighter decade wanted some firm changes in how society treated them. Therefore, women won the right to vote, had a better access to birth control and were able to earn some money independently. This "birth of a modern woman" can also be seen in fashion freeing women from corsets, unpractical dresses and cart weel hats which then were replaced with a 20s style drop waist dress, shorter hemlines, bob haircuts and cloche hats.
What's more, the era's style icons and designers reflected marvalously the new modern woman as well as the wild jazz age. Namenly, Coco Chanel rose to be the definer of the liberating 20s look while women such as Josephine Baker and Louise Brooks were at the center of the world's jazz bars and movie theaters with banana skirts, silver screen performances, black sharp haircuts and dance moves to remember.
Also, the general attitude as well as the spirit of the 1920s was all about letting go strict rules of the old world and living in the moment. Quite literally life was fast while partying was even faster. From automobils to radios and jazz to charleston, it's safe to say that lifestyle of the Great Gatsby seemed to be everyday life for the rich and fabulous members of the society.
Basicly, 1920s was a one big cigarette smoked party, fountain of champagne and looks too good to forget.
IN OUR 1920S PHOTOSHOOT POSH OBVIOUSLY BATHS IN CHAMPAGNE, IS INVITED TO A PARTY AND DANCES CHARLESTON TO THE SOUND OF JAZZ...
...HOWEVER, AS PEARLS ON OUR NECKS KEEP SWINGING ON TO THE TUNE OF A SAXOPHONE POSH CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT: WHAT WILL THE ARRIWAL OF THE 2020S BRING TO THE WORLD THAT SEEMS TO BEGAN MORE AND MORE COMPLICATED TO NAVIGATE?
PROBLEMS LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, UNEQUALITY, RACISM AND EXTREME, UNCERTAIN POLITICS, AS WELL AS, EVER SO DEBATABLE SOCIAL MEDIA, SURELY, LEAVES US FEELING DISTRESSED GOING INTO THE NEW DECADE. BUT, IN A SPIRIT OF OUR LIBERATING AND REVOLUTIONARY 1920S, HOPEFULLY, THE NEXT DECADE WILL ALSO BE A DECADE OF ACTION, MATTERFUL CHANGES IN ATTITUDES TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE AND GENERAL OPEN-MINDEDNESS FOR THE ROAD AHEAD OF FIXING OUR PLANET'S HEALT.
BUT, IN ORDER TO MEET THESE WISHES WE NEED TO BE A LITTLE BIT STONGER AND BRAVER. BUT MOST IMPORTANLY, WE HAVE TO BE KINDER, MORE COOPERATIVE, MORE WILLING TO OFFER HELP AND, ESPECIALLY, MORE HOPEFUL THAN EVER BEFORE. BECAUSE WE HAVE TO BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE. THERE'S SIMPLY NO OTHER OPTION.
YET AGAIN, IF THE GLAMOROUS 1920S WAS POSSIBLE AFTER ONE OF THE MOST HEART BREAKING HORROS IN HISTORY, PERHAPS, NOTHING IS TRULY IMPOSSIBLE? MAYBE IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.
THEREFORE, IN A TURN OF A DECADE, I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN THAT LIFE COULD BE A DREAM. AFTER ALL, IF THERE'S SOMETHING TO BE LEARNED FROM THE 1920S, LET IT BE THE ABILITY TO DEMAND SAME RIGHTS FOR THOSE WHO FEEL SILENCED, AS WELL AS, COURAGE TO BUIDL A NEW WAY OF LIVING, JUST LIKE THE BRAVE WOMEN OF THE 20S.
WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN?
...SO, AS THE NEXT JAZZ HIT STARTS PLAYING IN THE RADIO AND POSH IS ASKED TO CHANGE HER HAT TO AN ART DECO HEADBAND THE ANSWER SEEMS CLEAR: 2020S WILL BRING HOPE.
BUT ISN'T HOPE WHAT ALL NEW DECADES ARE SUPPOSE TO BRING?
AND WHEN IT COMES TO THAT WE HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT.
"The world only exists
in your eyes.
You can make it as big
or as small as you want."
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thank you so much for coming along through the decades with Posh.
I wish you all a merry christmas and most importantly a fabulous new decade.
May the 2020s be as iconic as the 1920s!