If you haven’t been involved in some capacity in the world’s renewed love of all things Gatsby inspired, I fear that you may have been living under a rock. From themed dress up parties, to a reinvigorated fashion trend, and even cruise line voyages dedicated solely to the opulent and extravagant era of the 1920’s, The Great Gatsby has certainly taken over the world once again, and it seems, is here to stay.
Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 reinterpretation of the 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald has reignited our love for the ‘Roaring 20’s’ and all that the decade exuded. The novel and movie alike explored the themes of over the top decadence and excess and has been deemed somewhat of a cautionary tale against the ideal ‘American dream’.
Nevertheless, the parties thrown in both the book and the movies have been the inspiration for many, myself included, where visions of crystal champagne flutes and sharp tuxedo suits are conjured up in no time.
At Mountain Whispers, we have hosted many a guest with a passion for the opulent era of yesteryear. Our stunningly crafted property, The Gatsby, has hosted countless themed dinners, where the crystal and tuxedos from the movies spring to life, if only for an evening. The Gatsby cottage is equally adorned with baubles and trinkets to paint a portrait of the 20’s. Her art-deco inspired leadlight glass panelling, double spa and luxurious linens and decor melt together to seamlessly recreate the vibe of The Great Gatsby. With ample private rooms and space aplenty, The Gatsby can host small parties for up to four couples across two abodes. The hugely popular theme has risen and plateaued since the 2013 release date, and the steady stream of compliments The MW Collection Gatsby receives is a testament to her dedication to her namesake.
In order to best capture your Gatsby-inspired getaway, it is essential to look the part. Although Luhrmann may have taken some creative licence with styling for his remake extravaganza, his attention to detail remains second to none.
Men would (and still can) dress in sharp tailored pinstripe suits with accessories to match, such as bow ties, silk cravat, a fedora or even braces to emanate success and high fashion. Women would typically adopt a ‘loose’ style fashion, quite literally in fact. Flapper dresses were loosely fitted, usually with a drop waist and sash, and preferably beaded and as luxurious as the women who wore them. Trousers were heavily pressed but equally as wide-legged, with plenty of room for dancing the night away. Jewellery and gloves were favourite accessories, including sparkling brooches and hair pins or bands. Stockings were essential, along with a purse hiding red lipstick for immaculate reapplication and a snuff box for use at leisure. The look, regardless of time of day or event, never strayed from aristocratic luxury.
If you are looking for the perfect 1920’s art-deco inspired property to host your next Gatsby function, then look no further. Within driving distance from Sydney and a charm that won’t be succeeded, allow the MW Gatsby to transform your style, your event, and your entire weekend.