That hairstyle so synonymous with the Jazz Age – that bobbed, waved finger curl that’s an inseparable part of 1920s fashion – is one that few attempt and fewer master in the busy world of the now. But it doesn’t have to be despairingly complex, and it doesn’t have to be all-over. Note this shoot by photographer Andreas Kock: Milly Simmonds’ hair involves slick finger waves at the front section, but the rest of the hair is left flat. A much less involved take on the style than attempting a full head of curls.
Set against blue sky and grass dotted by headstones, it’s styled by Emma Thorstrand into Gothic-inspired outfits that suit the surrounds. Black, black, more black, lace and sheer fabric and heavy leather belts make up sultry yet dark ensembles that are strict and modern against the vintage-inspired hair. This is one way to sprinkle a little feeling of the roaring ’20s into a distinctly modern look.
The shoot appears in Plaza Kvinna, November 2011. Click on the gallery above for more.