Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wall Of Fashion: Grace Kelly

11 April 2012

Status: Relaxing in Starbucks
Time: 2PM

I love vintage film actors. I can't see why anyone wouldn't, either. Back then, women just seemed more refined and sophisticated. Everything from their hair down to their shoes had a certain air about them. The kind that could make you melt with just a single glance. They didn't need to show too much skin to be sexy in those days. They simply worked it. And the men were just too good looking to be true. Such chiselled good looks, such amazing.... Well, you get the picture. Sadly, they don't make them like they used to any more.

One of my all time favourite vintage film actresses, is Grace Kelly.

I'll be honest, I've never really seen a Grace Kelly movie, simply because it's difficult to come by vintage film   these days, and my dad somehow chucked all of his away to God knows which corner of the house. If there was any actress on earth who truly defined the essence of grace, elegance, sophistication and beauty, it was her.

A true style icon, no one could ever come close to what she had. Much like her namesake, she is Grace itself.

Born in Philadelphia on November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly began her acting career in 1950 when she was 20 years old. Among her most notable films are The Country Girl and To Catch A Thief. In April, 1956, Grace Kelly Married Rainer III, Prince of Monaco. Subsequently, she retired from acting to fulfil her royal duties.

Tragically, in September 14, 1982, Grace Kelly suffered a stroke as she was driving her car. She lost control and died in the crash.

Her style is simplistic yet elegant with a touch of glamour. From the moment I first saw her, I felt as though there was something intriguing and completely untouchable about her. She sometimes seemed a little unreal. But I couldn't stop looking at her. Her blonde hair and striking blue eyes mesmerised me. Her sense of style has an air of timelessness about it. And is, needless to say, frequently imitated and used for inspiration even to this day.

But perhaps her most coveted piece, is this.

That's right. Her wedding dress.

Possibly the most imitated wedding dress in history, this dress has been a source of inspiration to many, many wedding dress designers up to this very day. And it's no wonder. Such beauty. It's a work of art.

One such example would be Kate Middleton's wedding dress. Clearly inspired by Princess Grace's.

Grace Kelly. She's one of a kind. The type that you can imitate but never be, or top. She may be long gone, but she'll always be remembered. Here's to you, Grace. A true legend. You are, and always will be amazing.

Till next time.

Au revoir, lovelies. 

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