“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”-Oscar Wilde
Seven Reasons to Love Anita Loos’ Look:
#1: She rocked one of the best hairstyles of the Roaring Twenties. The tousled bob with bangs was her thing, and she wore it with few variations for decades. With that hair, she could walk into any 2014 shindig and look more modern than anyone else.
#2: She knew how to wear a scarf without looking like an idiot or an octogenarian. We all know how hard that is, right? For some reason, the thought of wearing a scarf as an accessory intimidates a lot of American women, myself included. Here’s Anita, proving that a scarf worn tied around the neck can be chic and fun:
Here it is again, tied differently:
#3: She understood what pieces worked for her, and dressed accordingly. You know your own body better than prevailing fashion wisdom, and if you don’t you should. You can train yourself by trying on all sorts of items, even ones you are convinced are all wrong for your height/shape/hangups. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, I promise! Check out the extra petite Anita wearing a long, double-breasted, fitted coat:
#4: She wasn’t afraid of a little whimsy. Fashion doesn’t have to be serious or boring. Make a statement when you feel like it!
#5: Yet she employed understatement to timeless effect.
#6: She was skilled at playing dress-up. Who doesn’t love a little stylish drama on occasion?
#7: She was spectacularly of her time: smart, bold, detailed, decadent, properly tailored, and perfectly accessorized. Bonus points for her era-appropriate love of hats.
Fabulous! Loved it.:)
Thank you so much! I always have such fun with these.
Always inspirational, maedez! Some people can really pull off the pout.
Thanks! You know that I love doing this series. She definitely worked that pout for many, many years. And why not, if you can?
I’ve been trying to figure out where the Facebook pout came from–maybe it has a longer history than I thought!
Indeed! Although there is a vast difference between a proper pout and our early 21st century duck lips. A classic pout is almost refreshing now.
Can you tell me where duck lips started? I ask people but they don’t know. I need to find that first person so I can slap them.
No, I cannot! Duck lips are a pox on our society, though.