You probably saw Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby this summer, and if you’re anything like me, have since become enamored with Lana Del Rey’s voice and art deco everything. But what is art deco really? The term gets thrown around a lot. Some people (myself included) tend to associate it primarily with jewelry, however it pertains to much more. While there is some ROCKIN’ deco inspired jewelry on the market right now, let’s take just one minute to understand was it really means!
an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France in the 1920s, flourishing internationally in the 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. (Wikipedia)
Inspired by cubism (amongst other art movements), deco style uses rectilinear and geometric shapes, and is in contrast with the Art Nouveau style, which uses curved lines.
- I spotted these Kenneth Jay Lanes on Gilt, aka the bane of my existence. While no longer available, I would highly recommend Gilt right now for some gorgeous earrings. Just type “earring” in the search box and you’ll get the whole shebang.
- A girl can dream, right? These Ben Amun beauties look like deco meets Cleopatra. So exotic!
- Rachel Zoe, say what you want about her, but she is an amazing designer. These earrings (still dreaming here), are deco with an edge.
- “Luxe Crystal Statement Earring” that sums it up. Get on my ears!
- How pretty are these deco drop earrings? The perfect amount of sparkle at the perfect price!
- Juicy-it’s hard not to think about the jumpsuits. But these spike drop earrings are 1 part Gatsby, 2 parts rocker. On sale for $40!
Do you plan to incorporate some Gatsby-glam into your wardrobe or home decor? Are you weirdly fascinated with different art movements although you never went further than grade school art camp?