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Thursday, February 18

Fashion Inspiration: Jackie

She is one of the biggest American fashion icons of all-time. She gave us....

those famous pearls...

the big sunglasses and the little sheath dress...
a look at far-off countries...
that hair... a black and white wardrobe...
the classic trench...
color...
and the ability to change with the decade while staying true to herself.
She gave us a look which stands the test of time.
Decades later, these looks are relevant.
I don't remember when I discovered the style of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Like Audrey, her look has inspired me for as long as I've followed fashion.
Both of their classic favorites have become my classic favorites.
It's funny to imagine Jackie following trends, but in the early 1950s, she actually copied Audrey's hair and clothes. Audrey was JFK's favorite actress at the time, so it makes sense. Jackie didn't copy for long - once married, she quickly became a fashion icon for generations of women all over the world.
As if being the fashion queen of the universe wasn't enough, she was a champion for the arts throughout her life. She led the restoration of the White House, and she helped to save Grand Central Station from demolition. She was also an accomplished book editor.
If Jackie's style inspires you, I recommend reading Jackie Style by Pamela Clarke Keogh and What Would Jackie Do? by Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway (this was actually a Valentine's Day gift from Jonathan a few years ago). Not only do these books give you the little details of Jackie's look, but they also give you a glimpse into the personality of a true American icon.

1 comment:

  1. Love love love her. So inspiring. I'll have to check out the books - thanks for the recommendations!

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