A Modern Day Flapper

My friends and I often joke that we were born in the wrong era. We all seem to love vintage clothing, hunting for antique treasures and watching old movies. Growing up, I’d spend countless hours looking through my grandmother’s old scrapbooks and listening to her stories. I developed a great appreciation for the style and elegance of 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.

Dinah Earle collects clothing and accessories from the 1920s. When I saw her dressed in this gorgeous silver coat and stunning vintage dress I was immediately reminded of my grandma’s old photos. I can’t wait to return to Phoenix to see more of Dinah’s incredible collection.

  • Stylish! 🙂

  • Dinah look fabulous – very 1920s/Gatsby!

  • im kind of obsessed with dinah earle right now. she is the answer to where is bernice now from 'bernice bobs her hair.' im dying over her fan.


  • Anonymous

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

    Cathy G

  • Nic

    Beautiful! I love these eras too. The head piece is stunning! I would love to find things like these and dress the same way. Love what you're doing.

  • Very unique! We love the fan of feathers!
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  • Oh gosh she is so beautiful! She really suits the era!

  • She looks lovely!
    I love this style!

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  • So much class and style… It's amazing how delicate and classy a look can be.

  • I am in the same boat as you and your friends! I'm definitely born in the wrong era. I love vintage everything! She is divine. Amazing cardigan and head wrap.. love the beading and fringe!

  • Like you I grew up loving the 20s and 30s style. Dinah is so glorious in that incredible outfit. So inspiring!

  • I know just what you mean Ari. I love the fashions of the 30's and 40's even though I was born in the 50's. I also had great fun wearing Mary Quant in the 60's! Thanks for the photos of this delightful woman. I am looking for a beautiful fan for myself. Smiles . . .

  • Gorgeous! Love the feather fan.

  • I find the hat to be fascinating.

  • I have always thought I was born much too late as I have always felt a strong connection with the 20's,30's and the 60's, particularly the style. Her outfit is stunning – I would love to see the rest of her collection!

  • Very elegant!

  • Dinah is to die for! She is the epitome of a flapper from the Roaring Twenties. Thanks for sharing her story and her collection with us.
    Jean & Valerie

  • Glorious outfit. She takes me back in time. How wonderful!

  • She looks great fun!

  • I have to style my 1920's stuff now. Very inspired! xo

  • Thank you for coming to Phoenix! We loved hearing you speak. This woman was fabulous and sharp. If you have a chance check out our blog post… http://www.francessmeeks.com/2013/01/13/advanced-style/#more-7743

  • This lady is fabulous! Love this style, stunning hat :)Have a look on our vintage mood xo!

  • Really she looks very Gorgeous…

  • I love her hat, Ari, and all its embellishments.

  • Anonymous

    so inspirational !