I confess! My wife Mary and I are fans of the new Bonnie & Clyde two-parter. Like many Americans, we’re fascinated by this odd duo who were the most dangerous Romeo & Juliet in history! They even share a tragic end. The story reads more like a soap. We can’t seem to get enough of these two kids who did the unthinkable during an unthinkable time. Books have been written, documentaries produced, and for the third time, the entertainment industry has brought this glamorous couple, who killed at least 13 people, back and added to the glam. Despite being born into poverty, this Bonnie and Clyde were so fashionable they could have been strolled down Fifth Avenue or be presented at
court — without their machine guns. Source Picture it. Depression era Texas, jail breaks, gun fights, car chases, near misses, amazing luck, a gruesome, fiery end. All this created by two very young lovers in passion with one another and willing to do anything to get rich – from robbery to murder. In the joint simulcast-across-three-cable-networks television event, starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Granger, there’s also glam glam glam among them thar ruins.
During the 1920s and thirties was a time of huge change for women who emerged from the Victorian and post-Edwardian Era as rebels with a cause. Sexuality, independence, girl power, and glamour were in and flew in the face of the more rigid rules of their mamas. And so the flapper era was born and continued into the early thirties. The face of fashion transition is also played to perfection by the hugely popular series “Downton Abbey,” Mary’s favorite. In “Bonnie & Clyde,” the independent trend continues, as Bonnie, a beautiful, smart, sensual, ambitious young gal, falls for baby-faced Clyde, a jailbird. Worse, she’s already married to a jailbird. Whether it was adventure that turned her on, naivety, the need for recognition, ambition, or all of the above, the show makes Bonnie the prime instigator for the couples’ continued crime spree, using her sultry charms on the besotted Clyde. She doesn’t hesitate to use her sensuality to get what she wants from whomever. Sexist? Maybe, it’s also mesmerizing, given the time frame and her intriguing badass, intensely driven, selfish, yet sexy character, taking center stage. Then there’s Clyde, who in this version, is portrayed in dream sequences to have had a “second sense” about his destiny as he “sees” Bonnie and himself, both dancing — and with bullet holes. We at WINK CZ, were caught up in the costumes. True, it was the Depression, but heck, producers and directors take a little poetic license. Source Bonnie is on 20’s and 30’s high trend, despite their poverty, and her look that we now consider “vintage” is still on trend. In clothing, the era was all about the shoulder with butterfly and banjo sleeves. Halter tops and bare midriffs started to appear. Shorter hair and bobs peeked out of cloche hats, and the flapper dress was replaced by clothes that emphasized waistlines. While the light-hearted fringy flirty look roared in the champagne-swilling 1920s, the thirties’ saw a more womanly look to show off curves. Source Our Bonnie and Clyde party ended with a game. Which one of us could choose the best Bonnie vintage jewelry at WINK CZ that would translate beautifully for 2014! Brooches, Art Deco rings, long necklaces, dangling earrings, beads on bags, and geometric lines were our top six. Ah, but during the era, where the outcast, Mrs. Simpson who “stole” the heart of a future King (not to mention his abdication) helped trend-set with high-end diamond and gems, even Bonnie would have sought out our jewelry that can scream the best of vintage, with the best quality and value on Earth. We have a winner! After scarfing down a small jar of red caviar, we at WINK CZ decided our Bonnie would adore a more atypical shape to reflect her difference, sexuality, and the spiraling aspects of her life, which is anything but circular. We call it our “Dangerous Dahlia.” PHOTO: WinkCz Source
This highly faceted oval, that also comes in dark yellow is a piece that not only looks “vintage” but can be set in a brooch surrounded by any of our Antique or Barion Ovals. As always, we’ll work with you to create a show stopper that’s filled with sensuality, mystery, and “danger!” And we promise a WOW one of a kind piece. (Weapons not included!) Here’s Winking at you!
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