|Shirt: Reitmans; Cloche hat: C.C. Exclusives; White gold earrings: Sears Jessica line|
|Art Deco dress clip (on hat): vintage|
But, for me, there can be a little poetry in misery if I can "frame" it somehow. In this case, I was going for a 1920s, cafe-culture frame. I was escaping into the aesthetic of a previous time. This washed the painful moment with the shades of a passionate, modern gal of the 20s, having a squabble with her lover. It didn't really alleviate the pain, and I don't think any previous decade was any better than today, but escapism through outdated aesthetics has always been a thing I do. It adds both a little shine to and a little distance from the prosaic frustrations of the present. It turns them ever so slightly into art. Heck, maybe it even gives me a little perspective. If a previous decade passed, maybe, so too shall this pass.
And Beau still liked me enough to take these photos, so we weren't doing so terribly badly.
|Louise Brooks, the archetypal 20s movie star.|
But lately cloche hats are making a come back and, somehow, they're working on me now. I always feel like I'm time traveling, just a bit, when I wear one, and, yeah, I've got several already. They particularly perk up a dark, dreary, rainy day.
I've also recently discovered that sheer, patterned blouses with "scarf ruffle things" were popular in the 20s so the shirt is working here too.
|Solitaire platinum ring: Deco heirloom, 1936|
|From: Lisa "Lulu" Salzer's Vintage Jewelry Finds in http://gotham-magazine.com|
A pair of dress clips, sliding off their brooch base.
|Right on right: Birks.|
And so, even on my terrible, awful, no-good day, in a terrible, awful, no-good semester, a little aesthetic escapism drew a wan smile from an exhausted gal.