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Gone Bananas

What is it about the 1920’s that keeps drawing us back? Every time I think I’m done, someone comes up with something that pulls me right back in. It’s like the Godfather of aesthetics. Between Flappers and Bauhaus, I’ll be suck in the 20’s forever. While Josephine Baker has inspired us for generations, Jojo & Malou has brought her back in their AW09 collection. I might have been skeptical, but context is everything. A sequin banana belt might be cause for eye rolling, or ‘maybe I’ll save it for Mardi Gras’ but I just love the way they’ve paired it up with rich antique gold tone mini pleats,  playful prints and gorgeous hats. “unique garments perfect for dancing a 21st century Charleston into the early hours” now that’s something I’d like to give a try. The video they dubbed a moving lookbook, perfectly demonstrates just how the 21st century woman would do that.

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12 comments for “Gone Bananas”

  1. I’ll admit: I’m not feeling the banana belt, but the rest - especially the purple and red dresses pictured - yes please!
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    Posted by Lady Julianne le Fay | August 6, 2009, 5:36 am
  2. These looks are so incredibly stunning! I have always felt the ’20s had such a power because they were about splendour and fun, having gone through the horrors of the Great War. It really was a beautiful celebration :)
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    Posted by dapper kid | August 6, 2009, 9:38 am
  3. lady…oh i think the bananas are more for play…

    dapper… yeah, i agree, they also have a lot of liberation, and excitement over moving into modernism.. it was fresh

    Posted by jennine | August 6, 2009, 9:54 am
  4. oo love that they incorporated Yelle’s music into that video! :b oh man I love those peices. the colors are gorgeous paired with the 20’s references.
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    Posted by Lucy | August 6, 2009, 9:58 am
  5. I agree, the 1920s are endlessly fascinating!
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    Posted by Denise @ Swelle | August 6, 2009, 12:14 pm
  6. I went bananas over the video lookbook! What’s with the word bananas today? I used that word in my post, too. Must be the Rachel Zoe PR people on overdrive.

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    Posted by dreamsequins | August 6, 2009, 1:09 pm
  7. I love the bright colours and 20’s asthetic.
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    Posted by Meg | August 6, 2009, 7:02 pm
  8. [...] or twice a year I don’t know why I wear it more…but since yesterday’s post about 20’s inspired fashion and minipleats, and the summery weather out, it seemed like the perfect thing to [...]

    Posted by My Head Revisited | THE COVETED | August 7, 2009, 5:40 am
  9. Love it!
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    Posted by Fashiongrail | August 7, 2009, 5:03 pm
  10. I’m undecided but the video look book, yes please. MORE.
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    Posted by Imelda Matt | August 9, 2009, 12:33 am
  11. Really love it.

    Posted by Aubade lingeri | August 10, 2009, 2:07 am
  12. verdaderamente genialll.. espero algun dia llegar hacer semejante estilo y corte :D

    Posted by Chini | August 10, 2009, 4:12 pm

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