I have been struggling with this blog a bit...trying to decide what it means to me. It is fashion but it is not....really, it is more about style but not necessarily today's style. I guess it comes down to what style means to me and you. That is where it gets complicated.
Some may say it is a bit old fashioned or outdated. That's ok...it just means that it is not for them. I think there are a few of us...who loved that old Hollywood glamour...when women had elegance, grace and poise on the big screen. They were smart, sassy and ruled the day. Something I find hard to find in many of today's female film stars. There are exceptions...Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett are two that come to mind. I just wish there were more coming thru the ranks but I digress...what I want to talk about it is style.
Grace Kelly was a film star that rises to the top for me. She is tied up in memories of movie nights at home with my father and of my early days dating Mr. H. One of our first dates was the full screening of Rear Window in a small cinema in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. I had never seen the movie before.
Sitting in that dark theater...thinking of my handsome date beside me, I could not help lose all train of thought when Grace Kelly came on the screen, large as life. You could hear a pin drop in the theater in between the utter sigh of astonishment. She was captivating.
and that camera lens...is there such a thing as lens lust?
yes, there it is a woman with cashmerejeans...style.
So there she sits at the top of my blog. I hope I have given
credit where credit is due. These photos seem to travel around
the blogosphere quite a bit...losing credit along the way.
The clincher for me was this shot...
Jeans and penny loafers....and I have to believe
there was some cashmere laying around there somewhere :)
So...what do you think of the Hollywood sirens of yesteryear.
Do you consider the style outdated?
If not, who else would do you think
has that cashmerejeans.....style?