3 ways to unleash your inner Jazz Baby

by Tea Cooper

jazzbaby1The Look

  • Your face: Greasepaint foundation (that’s lanolin based!) Flawless and pale is the look. Dust with powder to set.
  • Your cheeks: Rouge in shades of berry, rose, or coral. Creme is more authentic, or use your lipstick and don’t blend it in.
  • Your eyebrows: Super thin, even shaved off: pencilled on brows is a good look.
  • Your eyes: Rim them top and bottom. Also smudge the kohl over your entire eyelid. You’re going for a smoky look.
  • Your eyelashes: No falsies! Mascara in a wax-based cake form – sort of spit and polish. Get the idea?
  • A Beauty Spot (optional): Make a triangle where one corner is the tip of your nose the other the corner of your lip. The third corner is where your beauty mark should go.
  • Your lips: Clara Bow lips—Cupid’s bow … preferably with a berry coloured lipstick or pillar box red. It has to be matte.

The Clothes

  • jazzbabyshoesAccessories are a must: pearls, furs, feathers, dangling earrings, bracelets
  • Dresses: waists must be dropped
  • Hats:  cloche
  • Shoes: never forget the shoes!

And finally …

Where to be seen in Sydney

(Follow the links and discover a little bit of the harrowing research Jazz Baby required!)

jazzbabysignNow you’re a choice bit of calico! Swell!


jazzbabycoverIn the gritty underbelly of 1920s Sydney, a fresh-faced country girl is about to arrive in the big, dark city – and risk everything in the pursuit of her dreams.

Sydney is no place for the faint-hearted—five shillings for a twist of snow, a woman for not much more, and a bullet if you look sideways at the wrong person.

Dolly Bowman is ready and willing to take on all the brash, bustling city has to offer. After all it is the 1920s, a time for a girl to become a woman and fulfil her dreams. Turning her back on her childhood, she takes up a position working as a housemaid while she searches for her future.

 World War I flying ace Jack Dalton knows he’s luckier than most. He’s survived the war with barely a scratch, a couple of astute business decisions have paid off, and he’s set for the high life. But a glimpse of a girl that he had forgotten, from a place he’s tried to escape suddenly sets all his plans awry. Try as he might he can’t shake the past, and money isn’t enough to pay the debts he’s incurred.

Jazz Baby is available for pre-order now.

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