A Twenty-First Century Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks was a great silent film actress and model – in fact, I would be surprised if you have not seen pictures of her at one time or another – including many striking nudes. She was very much the iconic image of the flapper era with her short bob and long pearl necklaces and her dramatic, defined makeup. Dahlinks, in keeping with the Broadway theme of the Accessory Fair has produced the Louise Brooks jewelry set of necklace, earrings and cocktail ring. It is quintessentially Art Deco – bold and geometric. Nonetheless, despite its adherence to the era, I did not pair it with something vintage, instead imagining what Louise Brooks would wear if she were alive today.

I found the answer in my Baiastice 2009 folder – the bold assymetric, figure-hugging Black Plastik. She would not be wearing vintage, but would wear the avant-garde. She was bold in her wardrobe then and she would be bold now.

I added the DARE Boots from Gos – because Louise Brooks could never resist a DARE.

The very short hair from Little Heaven and the oh-so-dramatic makeup from Baiastice round out the style. Now that hat is snug, so even with the shortest possible hair (except a hair base) I still had to edit the hair to not show through in the back, but it’s so worth it. So there you have it, bold, confident, daring and avant garde – a thoroughly modern Louise.

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4 thoughts on “A Twenty-First Century Louise Brooks

  1. Harper

    Go, Lulu!! I need to buy Pandora’s Box one day and watch that. And her photographs are so iconic of the period. Thanks much, Cajsa.

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