Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Celebrity Style Guru: Candidate 10

Arguably the most important icon in fashion is today our celebrity fashion guru number 10...

Grace Kelly

Princess consort of Monaco, or Her Serene Highness The Princess Grace was born, Grace Patricia Kelly on November 12th 1929. At the age of 20 Grace headed into the acting world appearing in New York City theatrical productions as well as more that forty episodes of live drama productions until October 193 with the release of her first feature film Mogambo and with that she became a STAR with a golden globe and academy award nominations following in 1954. It was in 1956 that Grace Kelly married Rainier the third and became affirmed as official royalty.

Grace Kelly is renowned because of her timeless style, which has influenced many recent stars, including my personal fashion heroine Kate Middleton. In 1955, Grace Kelly was on top of the Best-Dressed list. She was surprised when she heard about it. According to Grace herself, she remained faithful to her favorite dresses and wore them for a long time.

”If there is one thing that is foreign to me it is shopping for pleasure. On the other hand, I believe that it is right to honor all those who create beautiful things and give satisfaction to those who see me wearing them.”

Grace Kelly was the client of the best couturiers of her time: Marc Bohan at Dior, Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy. Her love for Hermes bags, her Cartier diadems and her turbans, had made these fashion items legendary.

In 1956, a photo of Grace Kelly, carrying the Sac à dépêches bag by Hermes to shield her pregnant stomach from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Photographs of her covering her stomach bulge with her hallowed Hermès were splashed all over the world and made it onto the cover of Life magazine. Thus, the company renamed it the Kelly bag, and it became hugely popular.

"Grace Kelly" is a song written and performed by British Pop Star Mika. It is titled after Princess Grace and features dialogue from her film The Country Girl. Mika claims the song was inspired after a bad experience with a record company executive, in which he was told to be more like singer Craig David!!

So it is more than just fashion, and movie Grace Kelly has power over and for good reason. Not only was she talented and beautiful she was also known for her loving and caring nature, her amazing mothering and her charities. An icon inside and out. I know I “wanna be like Grace Kelly...”!! ... Sorry had to do it!

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