just thinking about how amazing it would be to be one of the extras in The Great Gatsby in the party scenes
like you’ve basically been to one of Gatsbys parties
and the outfits and
the dancing and music
and just partying the whole time
and everyone having fun
and you get to see this beauty at work
omfg im sO JEALOUS ASDFGGJGJPSJRPHJ
My sister-in-law’s brother was an extra in one of the party scenes. He was a student at the Sydney Conservatorium at the time they were filming, so they used him as a musician - he can be seen playing an instrument in the orchestra, wearing a fez. He had a fantastic time - said Baz encouraged everyone to enjoy themselves and look like they were having the time of their lives.
Anonymous asked: Have you ever been consulted by theatrical costume designers? You'd be a natural for Noel Coward plays (among others.)
Thank you for that very high compliment! I haven’t been consulted beyond an opera company asking for input on costuming for one of their productions - my work commitments were such at the time that I wasn’t able to work with them. I rather regret it, as I’d love the opportunity to marry costume and character using 1920s elements.
amanda-ann-in-20s asked: Hello! I am Amanda Ann. I'm curious about what you like most in the decade of 20. Kisses ~
Hallo Amanda Ann :) It’s very difficult to identify single elements in my overarching love of the 1920s. Possibly the couture and music, not to mention the literature. I’m also utterly fascinated by the social history - the changes and how the people of the time perceived them (they were so self-consciously living through an epoch of change) and how we interpret that era now. Not all sunshine and roses, either - part of being fascinated with the past requires honesty. I differentiate between the Fantasy 1920s I thoroughly enjoy - the wonderful things about that age - and the reality, which often fell far short of that ideal.