Inspired by the recent film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, this romantic and ornamental era celebrates the decadently lavish parties of 1920s. I can see in my imagination shiny Roadsters zipping past, glamorous women with flapper headbands dancing the Charleston with men in their most dapper tuxedoes.
Herewith some stationery guidelines to make this trend your own:
1. Go classic1920
An easy way to show off vintage and glamour is to add an Art Deco style border with font to match. Try to keep it simple as the border will be intricate enough. Adorn with a feather. Dress code would be flapper attire with bejewelled dresses and top hats.
2. Play with colourful Deco patterns & colours
Bringing in unexpected colour combinations to a Gatsby-inspired invitation, gives it a slightly more contemporary feel. I have uploaded a few Deco patterns on my Pinterest board, Trend: Great Gatsby
3. Metallic razzle-dazzle
For a truly Gatsby-glam look, add gold detail - either gold foiling or dip the tip of a feather in gold glitter. Rose gold is a stunning on trend alternative to gold and leans itself to numerous fresh colour combinations. If you want to create something truly luxurious, have gold paper lasercut in an Art deco pattern and line your envelopes with gold tissue paper.