Fashion Book: The Great Gatsby–Daisy Buchanan
Last week, I put together a Fashion Book post for Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan’s sassy, golf-playing friend in The Great Gatsby. However, Daisy is definitely the heroine of the great Jazz Age novel, and I couldn’t relegate her to the background for too long. In my opinion, Daisy is the ultimate mean girl–beautiful, spoiled, shallow, and completely oblivious. It’s perhaps difficult to see what Gatsby saw in her, but I think that’s the message at the core of the book–destruction via infatuation. You can argue Fitzgerald knew what Gatsby was going through all too well.
Originally, the look for Daisy in my mind was all romantic florals and floaty fabrics–perhaps a sweet hat and t-strap heels. But if Daisy were an object of infatuation today, she’d be rocking sparkle, stilettos, and the most expensive accessories she could find. Let’s be honest–she’d be a complete diva. What do you think Daisy would wear were she alive today?