Monday, 25 June 2012
It's no secret that I've been going through an extra-strong 1920s kick this year. Maybe it has something to do with my own 20s winding down; I want to end them on a jazz-age worthy bang. A few months ago I read Barry Paris' biography of Louise Brooks and watched some of her classic German films, which inspired a sort of decadent frenzy in me (although the second half of the book read like more of a cautionary tale, and that had an effect too). I've never been a hardcore party girl, and frankly it's not my style, but I definitely feel a need these days to burn the candle at both ends, to not turn down that one-for-the-road drink, to go out on Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday) night, to try new things. Preferably whilst wearing something a little bit reminiscent of the 1920s, like this Alexandra Grecco dress (April's splurge). My hair may not quite fit the decade I'm referencing--I'm just waiting for fall to chop a bunch of it off--but the building certainly does. These pictures were taken at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, designed by the German architect in 1929.
Photos by Albert