I hope that where ever you are you have found Jack, Patrick, and John Jr., and are happy and smiling. Thank you for what you have done for this country and for being an inspiration to women all over the world. You are greatly missed
quiet VERSUS loud
very true… bobby expressions are very vivid and spontaneous and visible at the smaller mood … at least i know what hes thinking and not hiding behind a stone forced face of dignifying presidency that the work oblige… lucky bobby and his goofy and ruthless moods.
President and Mrs. Kennedy touring Gettysburg National Military Park
March 31, 1963
Jackie sailing with the Clintons
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
August 24, 1993
A relationship between a mother and her child is like no other. Mothers nurture us, soothe us, scold us, teach us - know us better than anyone else. Raising a child is a lifelong journey, as it never truly ends; there will always be days when we just need our moms. They shape us into who we grow up to be, so it’s only natural that we inherit certain elements of their personality. A mother’s sense of style holds a special place in her child’s heart, as it reminds us of a simpler time. The smell of her perfume, the jacket she wore to fancy parties, her favourite pair of gardening shoes – they’re all wrapped in the warm, rose-coloured glow of childhood. Her style staples are a comfort and provide us with a grounding continuity in the ever-changing world of fashion. So in honour of stylish mothers everywhere today, we’ve picked out four whose iconic wardrobes are surely treasures within their own families.
1. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The pinnacle of chic, Jackie’s style continues to maintain aspirational status for women everywhere. In the sixties, her look was a mix of mod and traditional, with pastel suits, pillbox hats, and heirloom strands of pearls. The style was immortalized in the history pages as the standard by which Americana fashions to follow would forever be measured against. In the seventies, Jackie transitioned to a more streamlined uniform of shrunken tees, white jeans, espadrilles, silk scarves, and wore her hair pulled back in an effortlessly chic bun.
2. Grace Kelly
The Hollywood starlet who would go on to enchant the Prince of Monaco with her icy blonde charm, and later bear the heirs to the Principality’s throne. It was the influence of Alfred Hitchcock that initially catapulted her from ingénue to icon, while Hermés went so far as to name one of their most coveted and sought-after luxury products in her honour – the Kelly bag. Her look was clean, classic, and simple, and despite being royalty, she understood the value of practicality. Shirtwaist dresses, low-heeled shoes, hats with little veils and even horn-rimmed glasses which she wore for her nearsightedness – no matter what the part, Grace was always the epitome of taste in her outfit selection.
3. Audrey Hepburn
Hepburn’s pixie haircuts, heavy brows, and big, doe eyes redefined what it meant to be fashionable for an entire generation. Her sense of compassion and pragmatism were shaped by the hardship and suffering of the Second World War. She was a dancer by trade, which accounted for her waif-like figure, but fell into acting. She is perhaps best known for the iconic little black dress she wore in the opening credits of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, designed by lifelong friend Hubert de Givenchy, who was also responsible for helping to perfect her minimalist chic look. She was a purveyor of headscarves, oversized sunglasses and flats (Salvatore Ferragamo designed a shoe for her). She also liked to carry around a basket as a purse – a testament to her joie de’vivre, her fondness for strolling through gardens and her love of perusing outdoor markets.
4. Princess Diana
Known for her philanthropy, kindness, and the never ending scandal that surrounded her marriage, Princess Diana’s style was quintessential English rose injected with a pop of eighties vibrance. She loved colour, wide-shouldered gowns, body-skimming silhouettes, opulent choker necklaces, and of course, was responsible for popularizing the ashy blonde, pageboy hairstyle that defined the era. There was an intrinsic elegance to her that allowed her to pull off even the most grandiose of designs (her wedding gown had a train of 25 feet, after all), as she was always sure to accessorize with her best asset – a winning smile.
So here’s to moms everywhere, and to mine in particular – for letting me “borrow” from your expansive accessory collection – I love you so much!
Pictures extracted from The Good man.