The Great Gatsby inspired gifts

Stores normally ‘cash in’ on big movie releases by selling items that are inspired by pieces (jewellery, clothing etc.) seen in the movie. In the case of The Great Gatsby, stores have gotten on the 1920s bandwagon, selling items inspired by the era and items with art deco motifs on them. I thought I would kick off my ‘5 days of Gatsby’ with few of my favourite Gatsby inspired gifts.

gatsby inspired giftsMake cocktails like they’re illegal with this ‘Gatsby Cocktails’ book, full of authentic cocktail recipes from the 1920s and 1930s. Learn how to make prohibition style cocktails and feel like you have stepped back in time to an underground speakeasy!
Gatsby Cocktails, Available from Lark for $14.95

gatsby inspired giftsAdd a touch of elegance to a Gatsby themed party with a speakeasy drink tray. All you need is some champagne coupes (or other cocktail glasses) to go on it!
Speakeasy tray $58 from Pottery Barn (AU)

gatsby inspired giftsThe new MOR essentials range contains a few different soap tins and scented candles that have art deco motifs printed on them. The one that reminds me the most of The Great Gatsby’s logo, is the Black currant iris scent.
MOR Essentials triple-milled soap bar in Black Currant Iris 170g $12.95 and MOR Essentials scented candle in Black Currant Iris 170g $19.95, are available from Priceline and the MOR online store

gatsby inspired giftsPearls are perhaps one of the most recognised accessories worn in the 1920s, back then they were worn only by the rich (like Gatsby’s party guests), but today you can buy costume jewellery that is just as nice as the real thing!
Multi-strand grey and cream pearl necklace $24.99 from Lovisa

gatsby inspired giftsEmbellished headbands or other head wear were also popular in the 1920s. The above headband reminds me very much of something one of Gatsby’s female party guests may have worn. It’s all about the bling!
Feather and diamante headband $24.99 from Diva

I hope you like my Gatsby inspired gifts! come back tomorrow for day 2 of my ‘5 days of Gatsby’. 😉


5 Days Of Gatsby: A week of 1920s themed posts

When I am anticipating a movie’s release, I tend to get a little obsessed with it (the fashion, makeup, setting etc.) and The Great Gatsby is no exception. There is so much to work with in terms of the movie’s 1920s theme, so I thought it would be fun to publish a 1920s themed post each day, for the 5 days to celebrate the movie’s Australian release.

5 Days of Gatsby

27/05/2013 Day 1: The Great Gatsby Inspired Gifts
Cocktails and bling were big in the roaring ’20s. Click the link above for some of my favourite gift ideas, fit for a Gatsby house party!
gatsby inspired gifts

28/05/2013 Day 2: Gatsby Nails: Classic 1920s Manicure
The 1920s saw the beginning of the ‘moon manicure’, back then both the base and the tip of the nails were left bare. Check out how to apply this manicure in the link above.
1920s manicure29/05/2013 Day 3: Sidecar Cupcake recipe: perfect for a Gatsby themed party
Adapted from a simple lemon cupcake recipe, these cupcakes contain ingredients used to make the Sidecar cocktail, that was often consumed during prohibition.
Gatsby31/05/2013  Day 4: The Great Gatsby movie review
This post is a day late because my mum and I got home late afternoon yesterday. I ran out of time to put a decent post together. It isn’t a very in-depth review, but does contain a few spoilers.
gatsby movie review

01/06/2013 Day 5: 1920s fashion haul: Gatsby inspired dress and accessories
Thursday after mum and I saw the movie, I did some shopping while mum had a coffee. I didn’t ditch her, she said her shoes were hurting and I was only intending to walk over to Chemist warehouse…anyway, I also picked up some 1920s/Gatsby inspired items.

1920s fashion

 There you have it, I hope you enjoyed reading my 5 days of Gatsby posts. I had fun putting them together!