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Discovering Louise Brooks

We're half way through our 1920s week and happened to stumble upon the entrancing, inspirational and timeless Louise Brooks. Whilst searching for the perfect example of the 1920s bob (she has one) up popped Louise and after a little more research we discovered that she not only has immaculate hair she also has a sensational wardrobe. We were digging up pictures of her wearing pussybows, ostrich feathers, fur, black tutus, lace collars and of course the obligatory 1920s flapper costumes. How many fashion trends did this girl actually start!? She was quoted saying “When I went to Hollywood in 1927, the girls were wearing lumpy sweaters and skirts. I was wearing sleek suits and half naked beaded gowns and piles and piles of furs.” And she was certainly ahead of her time; wearing trends that are still recurring today. Louise Brooks' classic risqué outfits were the embodiment of 1920s chic whilst maintaining a timeless quality that wouldn't look out of place in next month’s issue of Vogue. Louise's trends can be seen on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VintageChildUK along with some more of her classic quotes, our favourite being:

“A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world.” ~ Louise Brooks

Which we found very comforting in the current finantial climate.

A bit of history: Louise was born Mary Louise Brooks in 1906 and started her career as a dancer and showgirl before becoming a model and silent film actress. She acted in 17 silent films and a number of flapper features, her best known roles being Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl both in 1929 and Prix de Beauté in 1930.

Louise Brooks can definitely go to the top of our style crush list.

Want to recreate her look? Click the links below for some inspiration: