I’ve always had a soft spot for 1920s fashion, ever since The Dagger of Amon Ra. Now the Poiret revival, which started on SS07 runways and dominated FW07 shows, has made 1920s style cool again. Flapper dresses, feathers & fringe, lace mitts, turbans, head wraps & cloches, long beaded necklaces, and high-necked capes–they’re all back, and it’s wonderful.
Another thing that’s back: 1920s hair. Reem Acra’s current ad campaign featured not only bobs, but finger waves. If you want to try them out, grab a friend and check out Vivid Infinity’s finger wave instructions, taken from a 1960s cosmetology book. These are the instructions BUST traced over for their finger wave article (Feb/Mar 05, pgs 35-36), so you know they’re good.
UPDATE: The models in Reem Acra’s ads probably have marcel waves, which are similar to finger waves, but done with a curling iron. A three-barrel waver would do the job.