The Roaring ’20s

Twice upon a time …

Before the world came to a standstill, I was invited to a Roaring ’20s party to teach the Charleston. It was a cool joint with a live jazz band playing tunes from the 1920s during dinner. The flappers were all dolled up. The fellas looked dapper in their bow ties and suspenders. We were putting on the ritz; no rag-a-muffins in this joint. 

It was like stepping back into the 1920s, only this is the 2020s. After dinner, they served noodle juice and sinkers. You might say it was the bee’s knees.

It was a swell time!

My faux fur shawl

I had fun doing an updo flapper-style.

This week I had a second opportunity to wear it to the Costume Ball with some of our dancers. The fringes are fantastic for dancing! May’s place is perfect for this occasion and looks like a scene from The Great Gatsby.

This dress was in style 100 years ago and it’s still fashionable today for parties. Maggie and I showed up in the same type of outfit, including a string of pearls and fishnet stockings (no we didn’t plan it, great minds really do think alike!).

Maggie, me and May

Do you know the lingo of the 1920s? 🤔

Let me know in the comments. 

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14 Responses to The Roaring ’20s

  1. josep-maria says:

    You look so cute in your dress and your 1920s look. You sure were a wonderful dancer at the party. Vogue couldn’t choose a more beautiful model for its cover.

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    • carmen says:

      Awww that is such a sweet thing to say! You know how happy it makes me that you have been with me all through the years! Moltes gràcies, estimat Josep-Maria! The Vogue cover is funny, right?! 🙂


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  2. Cathy Bourdon says:

    Love your The Roaring 20’s attire! Everyone looks fabulous! I also love to dress up as well 🙂 I’m sure it was a fun party and event! 🙂 ❤🤟🏼

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    • carmen says:

      Glad you like our Flapper-style! I love how you always come up with a fun fashion look at our dance classes! 🙂 Looking forward to next week’s theme. Thanks so much for stopping by Cathy!



  3. Maggie Li says:

    you look gorgeous in your 1920 theme costume . I had miss seeing one post from 2017 Dress-up , saw it today , yes it was fun doing costumes . We should do more of this kind of party !

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks ever so much Maggie! The party was a huge success! Thank you for helping May to plan this delightful event. The games were such fun! The food was delicious, especially the veggie spring rolls.

      We both enjoy dressing up, don’t we! You looked glamerous! I love being “twins” with you! I always wanted a twin sister, haha!! 🙂

      When I was deciding what to wear, I almost chose the red dress you gave me, but I’ll save that for another time. Looking forward to our next party! ❤️

      Let’s party!


  4. utesmile says:

    You know, I love the style of the 20’s and the Charleston. I would have so loved to be with you, got my dress, pearls, headband and gloves. Then off to do the Charleston. It is 100 years ago, rather long ago, but doesn’t seem so. My parents were born in the 20’s. You look fabulous, so do your friends. A swell party, I can imagine.

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    • carmen says:

      Oh, you would have absolutely loved this party, just your style Ute! I remember your classy Charleston outfit! My parents were born in the ’20s too! 🙂 Thank you so much for your lovely comment! 🙂


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  5. Nancy says:

    That is fun! And very elegant.

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  6. You look fantastic Carmen! So do your friends. 🙂

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