“[…] the sun, which as it sank lower, seemed to spread itself in benediction over the vanishing city where she had drawn her breath. He stretched out his hand desperately as if to snatch only a wisp of air, to save a fragment of the spot that she had made lovely for him.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby“
Have you seen The Great Gatsby movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan? Great contemporary version of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. I liked the book but I loved the visuals of the movie! Spectacular Gatsby’s parties, his splendor and luxurious lifestyle, lavish interiors, Daisy’s dazzling jewelry and superb dresses fascinated and inspired me.
What woman doesn’t want to look astonishing, feel like a star, see admiration in men’s faces and her reflection in other ladies’ envious eyes? To look like a million bucks, just this once!
“He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, ” The Great Gatsby“
For me, there is nothing more glamorous in this world than gold! It gleams in the day and glows at night, it’s irresistible, classy and refined. Gold was and still is an incarnation of splendor and sophistication.
“I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything…Sophisticated — God, I’m sophisticated!” (Daisy)
My Razzle Dazzle handbag is Michael Kors Hamilton Tote (similar). Real embodiment of luxury! All in shiny gold with a striking texture of python-embossed leather. Amazing texture and rich details! The leather catches all the lights and reflects them with a startling intensity casting a glorious glow on everything around. Totally mesmerizing!
“The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun. […] I read somewhere that the sun’s getting hotter every year,” said Tom genially. “It seems that pretty soon the earth’s going to fall into the sun […].“
The shimmering golden dress (Worthington, JCPenny (similar, similar)) adds to this extravaganza of shine. There is a funny story about that dress. Few years ago, when I was flying to Washington DC and passing through the scanning gate at the airport, the computer stopped working. It turned out that the metallic threads of the dress confused the scanner and it shut down. Then, of course, I was kindly asked to step out and was checked by a nice lady who decided that, although I am not really dangerous, the dress is a killer! She liked it so much! The bow belt (Target) is a cute addition to this golden parade.
The Michael Kors golden snake heels (similar, similar) are additional actors in this star-studded spectacle! Texture, shine, embossed leather and color are a flawless and ultimate match for my purse. The MK logo glitters with many little sparkles in the performance of flash, making these heels Must Keepers!
The picture wouldn’t be perfect without the gold, dazzling jewelry! Michael Kors Camille Crystal-Covered watch is the most stunning piece on your wrist! The dial and bracelet are all crystallized with Swarovski elements that scintillate in the light! Razzle dazzle at its best! The rings are a golden snake (Eva Mendes from NY&Company) and a shell (Sears) with a cluster of shiny stones. The bracelet and necklace set (TJMaxx) is remarkable. I love the snake-like texture of the gold that complements beautifully the python-embossed leather of the bag. The design is captivating with the irregular shapes and collection of brilliant stones. Total love! I found these shiny textured earrings in NY&Company.
This hot summer, the splendor of the gold in the daytime and the glow of it at dusk speak to me in its glamorous language. The words jingle in my ears: “razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle..”.
“The sun had gone down behind the tall apartments of the movie stars in the West Fifties, and the unclear voices of children, already gathered like crickets on the grass, rose through the hot twilight.”
And, what is your ultimate glamorous look?
To be continued…