9 Easy Ways to Emulate 'The Great Gatsby' Slideshow
April 29, 2013
Host a Champagne Bar
Dress up your kitchen table for a champagne bar, says Soto. The 1920s were known for serving up legendary (and banned) cocktails, after all. "Forget the flowers and create a beautiful centerpiece using peacock feathers reminiscent of the iconic flappers," she says. "These Art Deco-inspired candle-holders will help you set the mood of your speakeasy."
Tantalize Your Taste Buds
Extravagant parties — and menus — are integral to the Gatsby lifestyle. Champagne, gin, and mint juleps were the libations of choice, while deviled eggs, seafood and rich sauces were buffet favorites of the era.
Debut a Shorter ‘Do
Take a cue from Daisy Buchanan and chop off your locks for a chic pixie cut.
The Great Gatsby is a love story, even if it is quite complicated. Cuddle up with your main squeeze and take solace in the fact that you’re not chasing after "the one who got away."
Blast the Soundtrack
The soundtrack — produced by industry icon Jay-Z — is as anticipated as the film itself. The tech-infused track list boasts talent from Beyoncé to Jack White. The 17-track deluxe edition of the album will be sold exclusively at Target, and features three bonus songs. Turn up the tunes and dance like you’re a guest at one of Jay’s fabulous fêtes.
Rent a Rolls-Royce for a Day
Do you feel like you’re constantly chauffeuring your kids from place to place? If so, treat yourself and your friends to a carefree day on the road by renting a Rolls-Royce for the day! The cream of the crop when it comes to luxury rides, these vintage cruisers are featured prominently throughout Luhrmann’s film.
Add a dash of Deco
Even if your house doesn’t look like the Long Island estates of Gatsby’s world, you can still give a nod to Art Deco style. "Classic colors such as black, gold, red, and white are perfect palettes to work with," says Soto. "And don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle here and there!" Start with this iron wine table, starburst mirror, and area rug for a timeless look.
Dress the Part
No black-tie affair of this ear was ever complete without fringe, feather, or lace. Try this Kate Young for Target strapless ruffle dress for a flapper-inspired look.
Prints ruled this style period. Make a bold statement in a geometric dress or accent your decor with the structured print.