Bombshells: Grace Kelly

It goes with out saying, that Grace Kelly would be on every Style Icon list. She was the epitome of simple, clean, effortless style. American sportswear mixed with Riviera glamour. She had it all, including a fairy tale life.

Her acting career spanned from 1950- 1956. Not a long career but one she had to give up when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. She starred in 3 of my favorite Hitchcock movies; Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and Dial M for Murder. 

She never took the "pin-up" route that so many of her actress peers took in the Fifties. She kept it cool, casual, and classy.

She died in 1982 at the age of 52. She suffered a stroke while driving in the Riviera. She lost control of her car and drove off the steep winding road. 

James Stewart said this at her funeral: 

"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. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace."


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Karen 

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Back To The Future

Retro Looks In The Modern World: A Full Moon

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Vs. Magazine takes us to the picture show with a 50's B movie inspired shoot. Shot as only Ellen von Unwerth can! Coco Rocha is the star. I love the campiness! 









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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Miss Dior Fall 2012

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Mila Kunis is back with Miss Dior for their Fall 2012 campaign. She looks amazing as a 50's starlet being hounded by the paparazzi and waving to her fans. 

Photographer: Mario Sorrenti



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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Vogue Italia



As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.


In the May 2012 issue of Vogue Italia, Summer looks are inspired from a mixture of past eras. 1920's Flapper, and Classic Era looks are mixed with 1970's cars and floppy hats. A Summer ode to the 20th Century.

Models: Karlina Caune and Monika Sawicka
Photographer: KT Auleta






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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Hotel, Motel

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Retro lingerie is paired with Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Miu Miu in this retro California dessert hotel editorial for Grazia Germany. 

Model: Rachel Alexander
Photographer: Leo Krumbacher






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Retro Looks In The Modern World: We Go Together

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

How adorable are the cat eye glasses in this spread? 50's cool rocks this editorial from Vogue China March 2012.
Models: Wang Xiao, Lily Zhi, and Zhao Lei
Photographer: Lincoln Pilcher









ps. Have you entered my Shabby Apple Moon River dress giveaway? Ends tomorrow! 


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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Spring Siesta

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

I love the sunny and colorful 50's looks in this spread for the February 2012 issue of  L'Officiel Paris.
Model: Luisa Bianchin
Photographer: Alexander Neumann
Love those bloomer shorts! 




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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Louis Vuitton Fall 2010

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
The Fall 2010 ad campaign for Louis Vuitton features Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianove, and Karen Elson in pretty Classic Era style frocks with gloves and gorgeous handbags. I love this ad campaign!
Photography by Steven Meisel.










I also now want to wear a pretty curled pony tail!

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