Monday, January 5, 2009
Fashion Icons - Grace Kelly Style
Happy New Year!
We have been stumbling around the country side visiting friends at various locations around the State and then hiking in the mountains for over the Christmas break. We arrived home yesterday to some serious heat though - our few days on the mountains meant some pretty cold temperatures and a permanent beanie so it feels strange to now be assaulted by 40 degree heat...
It's nice to be back online after a week and a half of holidaying (I chose not to take my laptop on holiday for the first time in years!)
I've spent half the day catching up on favourite blogs as well as street style sites such as The Sartorialist and Turned Out - an old fave and my current obsession respectively. Which brings me to Charlotte Casiraghi...
Grace Kelly's granddaughter recently featured in Turned Outs blog and WOW - she certainly has grown up into a beautiful woman. I can see both her grandmother and her her mother Princess Caroline in her gorgeous face but it's her style that really makes her truly fabulous. She definitely has inherited that timeless glamour that Grace exuded in her heyday. Although her look changes regularly from young and funky to vintage fashion, relaxed boho and amazing couture gowns she seems to manage them all with grace and sophistication.
It's also great to see that she tries very hard to fly under the celebrity radar. Part of her undeniable glamour lies in her unwillingness to exploit her family name and spend her inheritance on partying (unlike her auntie Stephanie who spent the 1980's getting up to all kinds of mischief) and flitting around the world on private jets to attend the opening of an envelope.
I've always thought real glamour and style involved a good helping of restraint and modesty - Grace would be proud!