Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Unflappables

Flappers—1920's Jazz Babies

Zelda Fitzgerald, personification of the Lost Generation

     Flapper in the 1920s was a term applied to a "new breed" of young Western women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the period of Liberalism, social and political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.
[source: Wikipedia]

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Course Archives

Yes, Siren School really is a school. 
No, probably not like the kind you're used to.
Our curriculum centers around topics of interest to sirens.  These include female archetypes, exotic locales, food, fantasy, fashion, fitness.... After all, isn't that what everyone's interested in?

By student request, we are now beginning to catalogue past themes posted on our social media pages, beginning with those we didn't even realize we were featuring.  We have around 100 albums so we'll add to this list little by little each week, most likely while watching past seasons of Game of Thrones.  There's a good chance the list will be up-to-date by season 4.

If you'd like to see your topic of choice showcased, just put a bee in our bonnet by emailing us at


'Crunch in the Mouth' - the French tower of cream puffs known as the Croquembouche

The Bard's Babes - Women in Shakespeare

Bollywood & Aishwarya Rai - The Hindi cinema, at its best

Faebled Lands - From whence hail fairy tales

Flames of Passion - Flamenco & Spain

A Genie's Dream - the pleasant side of the djinn

芸者 - Japanese geisha, geiko & maiko

Mais Ouis, You Can-Can - Moulin Rouge, France

Les Precieuses - Fairy tale fashions

The Unflappables - 1920s Jazz babies i.e. flappers

Venezia - a taste of Venice, Italy, including Carnivale & courtesans


Bento Bonanza - bento box and lunch art

Dolmabahce Palace, Turkey

Java Art - barista coffee & foam creations

San Simeon - Hearst Castle

Vintage Cosmo Covers - Cosmopolitan magazine