Thursday, June 18, 2015

What I wore to the Jazz Age Lawn Party

This is the last post in the series The Jazz Age Lawn Party 10th Year Anniversary, What I Wore. I have had so much fun meeting you all at the party, through social media and reading your comments online. Thank you to everyone who said, hi, read my posts, took my picture and allowed me to take yours.

The Jazz Age Lawn Party is a really special event and I enjoy taking the time to create a dress for it. I found the under romper at the Manhattan Vintage Show earlier this Spring. Its all one piece, with bust darts and adjustable straps, but no closure or buttons. You kind of have to shimmy into it. I love the vintage 1920s peachy color that seems to dominate lingerie at the time and had to wear it for the party. I decided to design the dress around the romper, allowing a bit of it to show through. The dress is 95% sewn by hand, made of beaded lace, silk organza and ribbon. There is a row of glass looped buttons down each side at the waist and beaded lace detailing the back of the yoke.

My hair is now about bust length and I was actually kind of nervous about getting it into a finger wave. I decided that the smaller the curl, the better it would wave. My usual hot roller set wasnt going to cut it. I do like to use pin curls from time to time, but with a lot of hair, they can also be difficult to get to stay in over night. I chose the small 5/8 inch foam rollers. I used 3 packs, about 30 rollers because you want to make sure each roller isnt too full. You also want to use a dryer on them to set before you go to sleep. If they do not completely dry all the way, you will end up with really sad limpy curls. I also hair spray and blow dry again right before I take them out. After that, I just follow the same steps as I do in my YouTube tutorial. Since I have such a nice strong curl going from the foam rollers, I just pin up the rest of the curls along the bottom of the finger wave. Sometimes I go in with a second set of duck curls (the long clips) and spray just to make sure the shape is exactly how I want it.

For makeup this year, I wanted something light and more natural than last year. What a perfect occasion to use my Besame Lipstick!

A few Polaroids

I just love the color and texture of instant film. It is totally different from digital or 35mm and 120mm film. I also find that the color is a little different each time, depending on the setting and surrounding colors. 

A little Press

I had the amazing opportunity to meet Lynn Yeager, an Editor at, which I mentioned before in the first post of this set. I was so excited to be featured on's Lessons in Eclectic Street Style and the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Thank you Lynn Yeager <3

You can also read my Recap  - Jazz Age Lawn Party, guest blogged on


  1. Dazzlingly, stunningly gorgeous look - the rolled stockings are the icing on the sartorial cake of 1920s awesomeness here.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Beautiful! :) What perfect hair and makeup!

  3. Wow, what a dress! You have crafted something special there. X