It's not clear how or when the term Flapper first wound its way into the American vernacular. The expression probably originated in pre war England. According to a 1920's fashion writer, "flapper" initially described the sort of teenage girl whose gawky frame and posture were "supposed to need a certain type of clothing-long, straight lines to cover her awkwardness-and the stores advertised these gowns as "flapper-dresses."

About Me

Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
I am a mature student,in my final year studying for a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles. I have two children who give me lots of encouragement. They are both studying, one is currently at home and other living in London, but with whom I speak daily. I have a love of anything from the 1920's and have recently read a book that had the title "Flapper." The author was Joshua Zeitz and I found it to be an entertaining read. This is where I got the idea for the title for my Blog, Girlish Delights in Barrooms.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Final Major Project.

I will design and make a collection of jewellery neck pieces that have been inspired by Ancient Egyptian imagery which I have collated through research and a visit to the British Museum.
The colour story will be taken from Marni's colour pallette.
I will use felt, dyed and embellished with embroidery and beading.

I anticipate my collection to be aimed at the sophisticated woman who would appreciate both the history behind the designs and the modern twist I will put on them.


Anneka said...

very professional and sophisticated looking boards, well done.

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