Continuing with my love of all things 'Sunny vintage beachwear' (The sun has been a little shy this half term holiday, but its lovely and sunny today) I have furthered my collection with a 1920's Bathing Belle called Myrtle....
|Leila Hyams and Myrna Loy. 1920's. I was quite taken with the 'Swim Easy' labels so incorporated it into my own design.|
|1920's Bathing Beauty|
|Bathing Parade 1925|
I originally designed and intended this bathing flapper to be the second doll sashaying around in beach pyjamas, but since I'm all about The Great Gatsby at the moment I couldn't resist the temptation in giving her a Clara Bow unruly mop of curls and an early 20's beach ensemble. After seeing the fabulous Baz Luhrmann film last week and re-reading the F Scott Fitzgerald's novel over the bank holiday I got to thinking about the vivacious and tragic role of Myrle Wilson. She really is the most important role in the whole book - she intertwines the whole story together. ....In honour of her character I have decided to call this doll Myrtle...
More snaps - a constant source of reference in creating Myrtle....
|Alice White, Bathing Flappers, Clara Bow|
I'm quite smitten with this creation at the moment so will possibly hang on to her a while before listing.
Next week I shall be listing my Busby Berkeley postcard sets - eagerly awaiting them back from the printers. I will keep you posted on their arrival.
Have a great weekend! x