A New Realm of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, a love story made extraordinary by the sad yet perfectly characterised Jay Gatsby... Last night F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby overwhelmed me once again, this time in a totally new realm. I have seen the 1974 Great Gatsby film, directed by Jack Clayton starring Robert Redford, watched those electric party scenes over and over again with complete awe - wishing myself there, reliving the novel I became enchanted by the first time I picked it up. And I've read the novel countless times, falling more and more in love with Fitzgerald and the world he penned so perfectly. Nevertheless,  that doesn't take away from how special I found watching The Great Gatsby on the big screen last night. No matter how many times I have read The Great Gatsby or, in fact, any of Fitzgerald's novels, long or short, without fail I am guaranteed to be ignited by his acute characterisations, his ability to materialise the human condition...
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Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

My readers will know that I have an undying love for F Scott Fitzgerald, his literature and the era he penned to perfection. The flappers,  the Charleston, Art Deco design and 'the whole shebang'! It came to my attention recently that I have none of the Fitzgerald quotes that have been charming me for so long on Charms of a Dandizette...so I though I should share some. It was my attempt to reread my Fitzgerald collection before the release of The Great Gatsby film starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan. However, since finishing Tender is the Night I have been drawn to another book, the same book that possibly every other woman at present has been drawn to - E. L James' Fifty Shades of Grey - there's plenty to say about that but I shan't digress. So, I began my Fitzgerald journey with Tender is the Night. Tender is the Night is yet another of Fitzgerald's devastating and gentle tales...
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Jazz Baby – Inspired by Gucci Spring Summer Collection 2012

Jazz Baby by Ayesha Charles Trumpets drone and Jazz music plays Flappers flick their legs, with a martini haze, They tap their T-bar shoes as they jiggle and shake In slinky tube dresses with low slung waists, Feathers and sparkles show opulent taste And bejewelled cloche hats illustrates an impertinent face, With lined doll like eyes that ignite the night They dance the Charleston with no end in sight, They embrace a gathering as it were a surprise And celebrate being a Dame like receiving a prize, Seeking attention from a Slicker’s roaming eyes They roll nude stockings half way up their thighs, They work the party like an actress on stage Wisecracks and sharp talking like their reading from a page These little flappers never fail to amaze. It’s 1920, it’s the prohibition, it’s the Jazz Age. Related articles Fashion Week Handbags: Gucci Spring 2012 (purseblog.com) Link Time: Gucci Opens a Museum, Rumors Swirl Around Alexander Wang, and More (fabsugar.com) Milan Fashion Week opens: Gucci spring/summer 2012 (stylistatlarge.wordpress.com) ...
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