‘Hullo Daisy’ / American Vogue – May 2013

I read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the beginning of this year, after my boyfriend bought it for me because  I went on and on about how I must read it before the sure-to-be-terrific Baz Luhrman film premiers, (and I then regret not reading the classic first.) From reading the book, I see Daisy Buchanan with soft fair hair swirled into a kiss curl, a girl who coyingly steals the show at every West egg party. She sways in en vogue dresses, cut from the lightest fabrics which are weighed down with glass bead embellishments, pearls, layers of tulle, feathers and gorgeous flapper-girl dance hall detailing. How divine, to have partied among the affluent in the 1920s, can you imagine?

I was desperate to post this American Vogue shoot, photographed by Mario Testino (can you tell?) because it agrees with everything I think about the 1920s social scene, Daisy Buchanan and the Gatsby parties, simple yet terrific elegance.

Throughout the shoot, Carey/Daisy wear designs by major fashion houses including Chanel Haute Couture, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and Nina Ricci, all styled by the inimitable Grace Coddington (all images from American Vogue online.)



carey-mulligan-cover-2_150446979408 Chanel Haute Couture Sequinned Dress

carey-mulligan-cover-7_150450997192Miu Miu Dress Embroidered with Swarovski Crystals

carey-mulligan-cover-6_150449113629Chanel Haute Couture, Chiffon, Feather and Tulle Dress

carey-mulligan-cover-5_150449925923Oscar de la Renta Beaded Silk Organza Top and Matching Skirt

carey-mulligan-cover-4_150448686994Nina Ricci Satin Dress with Flower Appliques / Chanel Fine Jewellery

carey-mulligan-cover-3_150447115941Alexander McQueen Ostrich Feather Dress with Chiffon Covered Pearls

carey-mulligan-cover-1_150445519368Dior Haute Couture Top / Headpieces throughout by Julien d’Ys


Baz Luhrman’s / The Great Gatsby – released in the UK 16th May 2013  (I can’t WAIT!)