I remember seeing Rear Window for the first time as a wee little thing. Such intrigue. Such quiet intensity. So much voyeurism! And so I was introduced to that long-necked blonde swan of a woman, Grace Kelly. She may have been my first real lady crush...
International Best Dressed List since 1960. She influenced women all over the world with her seamless elegance and poise.
Oh, and did I happen to mention she was the Princess of Monaco?! A marriage that ended her film career and disappointed a great many fans. But there was no heir to the throne and Prince Rainier III needed a wife. So at the peek of her career, the highest height of her stardom, Grace saved Monaco from once again being ruled by France. By becoming Princess Consort of Monaco, abandoning her career, giving up her American citizenship and beginning her role as a ceremonial leader.
Jimmy Stewart said this about Grace: "You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own."
To get Grace's signature style, just think of these two words: simple elegance. When it comes to jewelry, less is more. Stick to solid colors and fitted pieces. Pair high heels with dresses and loafers with slacks. Brush your hair one trillion times a day and sip champagne on beautiful terraces while searching for your dream prince. (JK!) But really, you'll be looking like a princess in no time!
|Above is a modern day take on the Grace Kelly look! She may not have ever carried a wacky owl bag but we think it's a HOOT!|
|"I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face." -Grace Kelly|