• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

The Marie Claire Midsummer Night's Playlist

MarieClaire.com editor Lauren Valenti shares her favorite Jazz Age tracks.



Last night I went to the premiere of Magic in the Moonlight (out July 25), Woody Allen's new period flick starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth. The film, set in the South of France during the Roaring Twenties, is every bit as romantic as it sounds thanks to Stone and Firth's charming love affair, the idyllic French Riviera scenery, and of course, the dreamy costumes.

The soundtrack, chock full of the popular jazz standards of the time, struck me as a perfect complement to a midsummer's night. Whether you're reveling alfresco at a party or just swigging cheap red wine at your apartment solo, jazz just suits summer's devil-may-care attitude.

Here, I've rounded up 15 of my favorite jive tracks from retro — think re-imaginations of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller — to modern day. Listen, below, and be sure to subscribe to the Marie Claire Spotify profile for weekly playlists.


BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs, $28; baublebar.com.

Hair by DreamDry


post a comment

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Go to the Beach

Go to the Beach

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.