The Costumes: Dressing an era for ‘The Great Gatsby’

‘The Great Gatsby’ sexy costumes designer Catherine Martin was instructed by director Baz Luhrmann to avoid nostalgia and capture a cultural revolution.
Catherine Martin, costume designer for “The Great Gatsby,” looks at original costume sketches for the film at the Chateau Marmont. She has earned two Academy Awards, for art direction and costume design on “Moulin Rouge!

Two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin’s luscious and ultra-luxe costumes for “The Great Gatsby” are a stellar fusion of past, present and future. Her husband, the film’s director, Baz Luhrmann, with whom she frequently collaborates (“Strictly Ballroom,” “Moulin Rouge!”), wanted her to ignite a vision not of nostalgia but of what it must have felt like to hear jazz for the first time. The clothes were to showcase the cultural revolution taking place. She acknowledges it was a mighty big job, but with the help of some exceptional resources, it became one that was ultimately quite fruitful. After all, she says of the film’s cast and crew — for which she also was production designer, earning nominations for both roles — “We’re all on the same journey. We’re all in a relay race and all trying to get the Olympic torch lit, and we’re all treading in the same direction. I’m really proud of the work we’ve done.”
Your husband’s directive was that it was fine to use the full 1920s decade for sartorial reference but that he didn’t want it filled with “feather boas and strands of swinging pearls.” He wanted it relevant to today.
Baz wanted to reflect a New York that was discovered through [novelist F. Scott] Fitzgerald’s eyes, and the New York of the 1920s wasn’t a nostalgic place, it was a place that wholeheartedly looked to the future. We look back on the black-and-white photos of that era, and because we see them as our grandfather’s and grandmother’s era there’s a certain nostalgia about it. But, in reality, it was a social and sexual revolution. Enormous social and economic shift. He wanted me to reflect this in terms of the women’s clothes. You have to remember, women up until just that moment were living a Victorian lifestyle. They were wearing ankle-length dresses, and by 1922 there were no more corsets and virtually no underwear under their dresses; it was shockingly revolutionary.

Lingerie Model Angelina Tracy Tells How Charlie Secretly Visited Her and Why

Charlie Sheen, star of “Two and a half men”, is accused of having a secret relationship with sexy lingerie model Angelina Tracy. But Angelina says that she and Charlie met in rehab in February of this year and their relationship is just ‘rehab-related,’ according to NY Daily News.

Charlie Sheen Relationship ‘Rehab-Related’: Angelina Tracy Tells How

Charlie went into rehab in February, according to Angelina, and she was already there herself. She doesn’t say what her treatment was about, but Angelina says that the “Two and a half men” star Charlie Sheen was instrumental in making her stay so much better, since he helped her with her problem.

But Charlie was just a ‘rehab relationship’ according to Angelina; nothing else was ‘going on’ she claims. In fact, Angelina says that Charlie wouldn’t even have been disguising himself and bringing her flowers while she was there if her brother hadn’t asked him to. Although she does say his disguise was a ‘tongue in cheek’ act for the reporters he knew were following him.

But what’s this about Angelina’s brother? Oh, yeah, did I forget to mention that her sibling was also in rehab too? He was in the same area as Charlie and interceeded on behalf of his sister, requesting Charlie ‘encourage her’ during her stint in rehab, according to Angelina in an email she sent the NY Daily News. So that’s how she and Charlie supposedly hooked up in the first place.

Charlie Sheen Relationship ‘Rehab-Related’: Angelina Not a Paid Mistress or Escort

Charlie doesn’t have to worry about Angelina’s reputation, or speaking out on her behalf to the press, because Angelina is taking matters into her own hands. And she is insisting that she isn’t some paid mistress or escort. And she wants the rumors stopped, as they are “extremely hurtful and damaging.” Continue reading

Cosabella Teams with JCPenney for Sexy Lingerie that Won’t Break the Bank

Lingerie for Valentine’s Day? Yeah, we know it’s not a groundbreaking idea, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love to unwrap a sexy little somethin’. And this year, whether you’re trading cutout hearts and tossing back truffles while watching HBO (no judgement), prepare for a little sexy indulgence,courtesy of – wait for it – JCPenney. The mass retailer has joined forces with one of our favorite sexy lingerie lines, Cosabella, for a collection that’s a bit lacy, a bit frilly, and completely crush-worthy.

With nothing over $35, the Cosabella Amour collection is filled with sexy-yet-sweet bra-and-panty sets, as well as cheekier nighties for whatever you’re planning on the 14 (or 15, or 16…). The collection is available on JCPenney right now, which means you can order up something sexy andstill have time to secure your V-Day plans.