Wednesday, 16 February 2011
I've got a little secret to share; I couldn't get into Mad Men. After the fash pack decided it was the best thing since wheat-free bread, I tried several episodes in the hope of getting into it; and nada, zilch, nothing. Don't get me wrong, I wholeheartedly appreciate what its' characters and styling has done for fashion, but there's only so long you can watch something just for the sake of it being pretty.
So when I first heard that Boardwalk Empire was tipped to knock Joan Holloway et al off their immaculately coifed pedestals, I was at first dubious that the series would be nothing more than a flight of fancy, and I'm pleased to say that any apprehension in unfathomed. Set in Atlantic City during the 1920's prohibition period, Boardwalk Empire not only name drops an impressive selection of actors and creators, but also punches above its' weight in terms of content, storyline, and most importantly, styling.
Many highly regarded writer-types have decided that in fact the styling used throughout is terrible, but I have to disagree; one thing those flappers weren't shy of (and if the pilot is anything to go by, these girls weren't shy of much) was a hair accessory or two; which of course gets a mighty thumbs up from me!
And here's where I share another little secret...I'm currently working on a range of pieces inspired directly by the twenties! Keep your eyes peeled for fabulous fringing, delicate beaded headbands and sumptuous colours.