(Goo Goo) Gaga for Gatsby

In search of an original photo shoot idea that’s the cat’s meow? It’s all about The Great Gatsby in 2013, thanks to the popularity of the eponymous feature film based on the classic novel about star-crossed lovers in Long Island’s West Egg. From buds to baubles, 1920s trends are showing up on runways and red carpets everywhere. Even the tiniest trendsetters can show off era-appropriate styles, thanks to immensely wearable modern options–from cute hair bows for girls to resplendent rompers–which draw inspiration from the elegant era. Photographers scouting their next angle need look no further than history’s pages for period-perfect props and accessories that are all about now.

We can think of no better nod to Jay Gatsby’s passion than this delightful Crystal Daisy Flower Hair Clip, the perfect combination of sassy and sweet, thanks to its surprising rhinestone center. For a different Jazz Age angle, consider a hair bow with a luminous pearl center, like the Becky Flower Hair Clip. Our colorful line of hair bows for little girls offers endless options for bringing just the right touch to your 1920s themed photo shoot. For a fun prop, add in a pearl necklace–just make sure it’s on a sturdy string that can stand up to baby’s nimble fingers…or teeth!

Headwraps were huge during the 1920s, and today’s many options play homage to the flapper’s fierce femininity. Vibrant choices abound, from ladylike lace to cute crochet. For options beyond accessories, consider a look inspired by the period’s boudoir fashion: the romper. There was a whole lot of romping going on in the 1920s, as even society’s most refined ladies like to have a little fun, too. These adorable one-piecers are a great way to show off those chubby little gams–a literal interpretation of the bee’s knees!

There’s no need to head for the Hamptons to embrace the spirit of Gatsby. Diminutive Daisy Buchanans can achieve 1920s style with minimal effort and total comfort thanks to accessories that work the look without working too hard. While drop waist tea dresses, Peter Pan colors, and extendable cigarette holders were all the rage during the Jazz Age, just a nod to the era is all modern mamas–and their photographers–need to dress their little ladies. By stocking up on accessories that embrace florals, lace and bling, you’ll achieve a timeless look that is as fresh today as it was nearly a century ago.

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