Who F. Scott Fitzgerald Was Thinking Of When He Wrote Daisy (Or, Going Gatsby In Barcelona)

by Becky on February 5, 2013 · 6 comments

in Books, Fashion, Travel

Millay in vintage_7956

No mother wants her daughter to become a Daisy Buchanan.  Let’s just get that out there.

Millay, Gatsby-esque_7957

But when Miss Zinnia ended up looking like a Daisy, well, that was a different story.

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Gatsby-esque is a perfectly acceptable look for a girl experimenting with finger wave curls and revisiting a party dress unearthed from Shareen Vintage, the legendary vintage store in Los Angeles, California.

Millay as Daisy_7951

Sure, it took a thousand bobby pins. And sure, half a can of hair spray.

Millay in vintage_7943

And a touch of make-up, too–that was a given.

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But oh my!

Millay in Shareen vintage_7938

Barcelona never looked as vintage as it did yesterday, from our terrace, when it played background to Miss Zinnia’s Daisy-fied foreground. A girl’s gotta be able to dress up once in a while, right?

(Sidebar: Someday, when her braces come off, remind me to keep her away from men with wandering eyes and old money.)

Jen February 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Absolutely beautiful…..

Becky February 6, 2013 at 1:34 am

I rather think so too, but then I also rather fancy Miss Zinnia . . .

Deb February 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

Of course she’s stunning. She looks very much like her mother.
XOXO
D

Becky February 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

Best friends are so doting. Thank you, dear. This’ll save me having to go buy Nora Ephron’s book of essays starting with the one entitled “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” Well, for a day or two, at least. Huge besos.

Tami Holmes February 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

What did you do with our Millie? She is glorious and pulls this look off like none other. These photos are positively dreamy…I’m otherwise speechless :) (Oh…and I agree with Deb that she simply mimics her mother’s beauty.) xo

Becky February 7, 2013 at 3:11 am

Why, Miss Tami, you’re too kind. But you’re right: Millie pulls off 1920’s awfully nicely . . .

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