The Flapper: She was the ‘Bees Knees’

My next Nightlife Event is the 13th of November and will be based around the era of the 1920’s with a sleek and sexy Speak Easy theme (If you live in the NYC area CLICK HERE for details).

I am, as you might have guessed super excited and hiring talent to sing, dance, and DJ in the style of the Roaring 20’s because I can think of nothing more apropos for my birthday celebration than a PRIVATE event commemorating a time when prohibition pushed the limits partying…causing an underground movement that give rise to achievements in creativity, the arts, and lifestyle.

Specifically, The 20’s saw the the birth of iconic personalities like The Newsboy, The Cigarette Girl, Chesterfield Girls, The Gangster…and…his naughty female counterpart:


Flapper” in the 1920s was a term applied to a “new breed” of young Western women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the period of liberalism, social and political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of the First World War, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

“Flapper” has it’s origins in a term used to describe a young bird just learning to flap it’s wings. In reality The Flapper was a lot more, she was brash…she represented the emergence of female sexuality as a force to be reckoned with…she was independent…sexy…and sassy!

As Halloween approaches I find myself pondering on the appropriate costume, with much more frustration than I ever did as a child. And I am realizing that as an adult Halloween doesn’t just have to be about throwing on a sexy outfit and downing massive quantities of alcoholic beverages and dancing the night away with like-minded friends (which it can still be of course), rather THIS YEAR I challenge you (and myself) to reach back into childhood, when you meowed in your kitty-costume or cackled as a witch…dig deep and really embody your costume…make it real!

With that mindset…I feel like THE FLAPPER is a lock…preparing you not only for a night of fun and fantasy but also imbuing it’s “wearer” with a sense of historical revolutionary spirit!

Happy Halloween…and don;t be afraid to DRESS IT UP on November 13th The Speakeasy…there will be MANY Flappers in attendance including…moi!

xxx, c.

4 thoughts on “The Flapper: She was the ‘Bees Knees’

  1. special_one3 says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh that’s gonna be some b-day bash although not living in the New York area (more the occasional visitor) curiosity got the better of me so i just had to click the link i can just picture November the 13th all those spiffy women yourself included wearing your flapper dresses (you get flapper dresses right???) and all the fellas dressed in like Al Capone and some of the lads even wearing Oxford bags, i wish i was coming we’d so be doing the bunny hug lol

  2. Gi says:

    Totally did love the idea as well…. And I love anything with fringes. Its going to be a kick ass party and a great way to share with the crew a great birthday date. MUAHHH

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