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 March 2010

Embroidery samples.

Here are some images of how I have started to sample my embroidery designs into the shapes of neck pieces. It is interesting to see how they might look and how I could improve on the designs, as I want them to look professional and not craft like, however, I do think that they should remain one-off original pieces.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Embroidery Designs.

This week I have begun to create some embroidery designs for my jewellery neck pieces and I have started to sample some of them. I have taken my designs from drawings I have done from images of Art Deco/Nouveau ironworks. These fluid organic shapes and designs were used in several ways on stair cases, railings, screens, mirrors, tables and lamps and even on the entrances to the metro stations in Paris.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Contemporary inspiration.

As well as looking at the past I have also been looking at contemporary designers for inspiration. I particularly like Holly Fulton's work, like me she has a love of geometric patterns and Art Deco and has recently designed a collection that included some bold jewellery pieces.Visit www.hollyfulton.com to view more of Holly's work.
I have been inspired by Marni who have also designed some amazing accessories including neck pieces in their collection. Visit www.yoox.com to view this neck piece and more of Marni's collection.