Gotta be Gatsby

Posted on December 2, 2013

Listen. So I at in my living room with Kristoff Alexander, my self proclaimed protege a month ago. Toying with google and Pinterest; I tossed some ideas at him and Vintage stuck. That was the beginning.

Learn. Next was the research. I was already fascinated by my vague memory of that Gatsby movie I saw in cinema earlier this year so I downloaded the movie so I could rewind and replay scenes at will.

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The book blew my mind. Gatsby wasn’t just a party thrower. He was in love. He was an entrepreneur. His passion drove him to grant the entire town of New York City ‘large parties’. These parties were better than drugs, it was a natural escape that allowed anyone to be as rich and famous as you wanted to be — by simply dressing the part!

“There was dancing now on the canvas in the garden,
Old men pushing young girls backward in eternal grace- less circles, superior couples holding each other tortuously, fashionably and keeping in the corners—and a great num- ber of single girls dancing individualistically or relieving the orchestra for a moment of the burden of the banjo or the traps.  ” 
– The Great Gatsby Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald   

Define: So I defined my interpretation of Vintage to be a return to the 1920s when people appreciated the little things. Gentlemen went to work on Monday in full three piece suits, ladies were primarily concerned with their appearance and perfecting their cooking skills. Alcohol was illegal yet illegal liquor found its way into the hands of everyone.

– Photo by JB Photography

A place where anyone could be  inducted into our bourgeoisie and welcomed to participate in our ‘vintage’ lifestyle.

The challenge is to share this to Trinidad and Tobago… and get them to buy into this dream of 1920.


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