Take one of these looks and add a navel-length strand of beads, a headband, or a thin cigarette in an ivory holder. Even in your mind, it’s obvious such accessorisation would be too much for 2012’s interpretation of a 1920s fashion revival – after all, you’re not auditioning for a role on Boardwalk Empire. We’ve said it plenty of times before but it bears repeating: this year’s take on the flapper is not about wearing every 20s element at once but rather mixing them in with the modern. Forgo anything too costume-like, as this Marije Goekoop-styled editorial in Vogue Netherlands does. Unless of course you really are auditioning for Boardwalk Empire – in which case, go nuts.

bette franke flapper

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12

For more modern-flapper inspiration from Marc de Groot’s shoot of Bette Franke, click on the thumbnails above.

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