kat's beauty icon: fashion inspiration (Part Three)

"Grace Kelly's look was effortless, elegant, classy, and most of all sexy....but not overtly so.  She always seemed  to glow no matter what she wore.  I like that she wore big name designers but she always chose classic gowns that are still 'in' today.  I saw a quote about her that said, '...a hybrid of elegance and sex.' "
Meredith Merriman

Grace Kelly
An icon of Hollywood elegance and beauty. 
Grace Kelly was an actress and model who won a best actress Oscar in 1954. While attending the Cannes film festival she met Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The two were married in April 1956 and Kelly abandoned her acting career to become Princess Grace. Though she lived the rest of her life abroad, she was noted for the manner in which she adapted her American ways to her lifestyle as a royal mother. It wasn't long before she won the love and respect of the entire world.
She was quoted saying, "I hated Hollywood. It's a town without pity. I know of no other place in the world where so many people suffer from nervous breakdowns, where there are so many alcoholics, neurotics, and so much unhappiness."

The Hermes croc bag named "Kelly" after the Princess herself.
Now costs around $17k

How to get Grace Kelly's swagger:

ZARA Dress $59
Shades $39
Purse $79

"I love Sophia Loren because she was sultry, and sexy, and ITALIAN!
She loved being a mother and a wife and being barefoot cooking in the kitchen. 
 She looked just as beautiful in an apron as she did in a gown."
Kat Kirk

Sophia Loren
 Italian actress, model, and film star born in a small province of Rome Italy to a single mother.  She lived through the poverty and uncertainty of World War two and was teased as a child and nicknamed "toothpick".  She went on to be an Academy Award Winner for Best Actress, Oscar winner, and international superstar.  Sophia was a wife and mother of two sons.
 After the death of her husband she was asked if she
would marry again Loren replied
"No, never again. It would be impossible to love anyone else."

Two of my favorite Sophia Loren Quotes:
"Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life."

"I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother." 


This Dolce Gabanna ad from 2010 was created to capture the essence of this Time magazine article about Sophia Loren.

How to capture you inner Sophia Loren:

Dolce and Gabanna at Nordy's
Skirt $750
Top $750
Floral pumps $675
Satin heels $675
Bag $1,675


One Girl's Wanderlust / Moda de la Mode said...

Love it, both these ladies certainly had style. I went to the Grace Kelly exhibition in London last year and loved it. So stylish!!


viviane said...

Hi, I found your profile on ifb, hoping we could follow one another with google friend connect? I follow you now :)

Love the looks of the two ladies, thank you for this great post! really amazing!

xx viviane