April 1, 2010

THE NAME IS KELLY. GRACE KELLY! ~ BUT AM I REALLY THE NEW STYLE ICON (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MAD MEN) FOR 2010?

Dear readers, welcome to Alphabe-Thursday where ‘K’ is for Grace Kelly - is she really the hottest new style icon for 2010? What do you think? Will YOU be wearing her full-skirted dresses, twinsets and pearls this year?

This season, a number of designers, from Prada to the award-winning Erdem (who designs for First Ladies Carla Bruni, Michelle Obama and Sarah Brown) have shown collections that reference her flirty femininity and polished glamour. And while Mad Men’s sensational blonde, Betty Draper, has caught the public’s attention for her Kelly-esque look of twinsets and pearls, London’s V&A Museum will be hosting the exhibition "Grace Kelly: Style Icon".
Here are some advance scenes from her life and movie career. But will she really be this new style icon? Do let me know what you think, dear readers!

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XOXO LOLA:)

37 comments:

Holly said...

Wow!Am I the first!!And the word verification is IKON! How weird is that?! :o)

Jan said...

Not sure Ill be wearing pearls & twinset this summer hehe!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love her look. Clean and elegant lines were wonderful.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I too think so! Wait, not thinking about wearing the skirt, but that she seems to be the hottest new style icon for 2010 :)

Sorry for the delay in coming to your blog.

I hope you have a good day. I hope I too, not wearing the skirt :) but a cargo pant.

Michelle said...

Nope-don't think I'll be wearing those clothes either!(Though I loved Mad Men!!)

Mike said...

My word verification today's *starry*!!Bizarre,no?

tania said...

I'll maybe try chunky pearls but can't reallysee myself in anything else! 8-)

jaydubblah said...

Have never seen Mad Men but I love the 50s styles and would wear them if I could get away with it! I enjoyed reading your post. My K is HERE

My name is PJ. said...

Lola, GK was so perfectly named "Grace", was she not?

There was/is none more lovely, elegant and full of grace than she!

Great selection of photos!!!! REALLY GREAT!!!

Viki said...

I always thought Grace Kelly was so beautiful.

Maggi said...

Were I about 50 pounds lighter, I would definitely be dressing like Grace! lol

Heavenly Housewife said...

Im going to be going to the exhibit :), I'm looking forward to it, I think she is a great style icon.
*kisses* HH

Red Couch Recipes said...

I vote for Grace as she always exuded style and well, grace. Joni

laterg8r said...

love grace kelly, she's got style and grace :D

French Fancy said...

She might have been a beauty but didn't she end up as a drunk?

(oh my, French Fancy, you are so harsh!)

SquirrelQueen said...

She was a very beautiful woman and a fine actress, I loved her in Rear Window.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Elegance like that is gone forever, I fear. I personally favor flannel shirts and cowboy boots, but I love the look of the ladies on Mad Men...

My horses would think that I had lost my mind if I showed up to feed them in heels!

Jenny said...

Well, living in AZ there is no way I would ever wear a twin set without dying of heatstroke.

That being said...she is such an elegant and lovely lady, isn't she?

I had trouble concentrating on this post because of your sweet puppy laughing at me in the corner!

A wonderful stop on the Alphabe-Thursday journey through the letter "K"!

A+

Michelle said...

Oh I hope she is the style icon of 2010!! She is the classiest woman I know besides Katherine Hepburn. Lol! I LOVE her style...classy, elegant, feminine. *sigh*

:) xoxo

Michelle and the kitties say hi!

RNSANE said...

Grace Kelly has always been one of my favorite actresses and, though I celebrated my 65th birthday in October with a Mediterranean cruise and have been to Monaco several times, I ALWAYS have to visit the palace and the catherdral where she is laid to rest.

She truly was a princess in every sense of the word.

Tina said...

I think the only part of this look that I'll be able to pull off is the pearls...they were my wedding gift from The Engineer and I do wear them a lot. Please don't tell me I shouldn't wear them with t-shirts and jeans...because that IS my wardrobe.

Patti said...

great post...she certainly was beautiful...taken too early!! your pup is adorable!!

Jo said...

I adored her style, but a twinset ... in the summer .... not likely!

Amanda said...

Quite possibly! Her look, her poise, her grace, were classic; and we always return to our classics.

Berlin said...

She's so gorgeous! No pearls from me =)

Steph said...

Grace Kelly had a unique glamour and elegance. Classical beauty. I think people can try to copy, but there is only one original. Wish I could go to the V&A exhibit.

Linda said...

Love Grace Kelly but since I don't have the body to look like her guess I won't be wearing her new/old style.

Christy said...

Grace Kelly was beautiful and stylish and one of a kind! I would love to dress like her if I could. I would love the styles to reflect her "grace".

Nadeen said...

I love the variety to the Alphabe posts. Yours really adds the variety. Not many, if any others, woulda thought of Grace Kelly!

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy Anniversary darling, wishing the lovebirds many health, happy and love filled years together.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Catherine said...

Fun K post :) .
Blessings,
Catherine ... who lives in Texas and would die if she had to wear a sweater in the summer!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

And I'd die if I had to wear a sweater in Texas in the winter! Very few sweater days where I am. I think Grace Kelly would have looked beautiful in anything!

jacque4u2c said...

These photos are just the best!!!! Grace Kelley was just one of a kind! So snappy!

Sarah said...

Oh, I did enjoy this post! This is terrific, Lola. I'm a longtime fan of Grace Kelly. Thanks for sharing these photos.

daylily777 said...

She was a wonderful actress&I have always admired her style , but I doubt I could emulate it .
Blessings,
~Myrna

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Definitely a wonderful style icon! She is so elegant and classic! Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn always looked so put together!

Lovely K post!

Blessings & Aloha!
I am still trying to get around to all the fun K posts...before it is already time for L posts! I'd love it if you get a chance to stop by my place ;o)

trishie said...

She's so classically beautiful!