"Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery"~ Grace Kelly
The legendary director and "king of suspense" adored her while Monaco's heir to the throne fell deeply in love with her. The world applauded her cool ice blonde persona, often cast as the leading lady in Hitchcock's films. For her generation, Grace differed greatly from many of the other actors that made up most of Hollywood. Although not like the voluptuous blonde bombshells that seemed to rule the era in which she was in, for example the flamboyant blonde screen legends such as your Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grables that Hollywood had been so accustomed to delivering to that silver screen
Grace seemed to radiate in an entirely different way. Although dignified and classy, your typical good girl as opposed to any girl you'd find at some casino in Vegas, a head full of glossy platinum curls, flashy jewels adorning her and some low-cut and tight-fitted dress, Grace seemed to light up that screen like a firework even in the midst of her subtle and buttoned-up way. Hair pulled back, dress buttoned up and white gloves on each hand, Grace still managed to portray to the public a sense of both glamour and outlandish beauty while keeping it both cool and classy!
And along with her flawless performances on both Broadway and in film as well as her memorable position of royalty in Monaco, this beautiful movie star/princess has proved to be just as noted for her elegant style. The way she dressed, the subtle elegance of her glossy pearls and slicked back curls, Grace has offered an undoubtedly vital influence in the fashion industry. Her appearance offered a sense of femininity while depicting a sense of both subtleness and mystery.
So, in the article, I wish to both celebrate as well as commemorate Grace's unforgettable mark in the fashion industry by putting together a couple of the perfect Grace-worthy outfit choices, both outfits especially suitable for spring with their whispers of pastel hues and countless strings of glossy cream pearls.
First-off we have a very casual yet elegant look. Very feminine, no trousers or comfy tennis, bringing you to the point of being neither underdressed or overdressed. Very subtle yet both elegant and feminine. Very Grace and simply perfect for a nice walk in the park or a simple luncheon with a group of friends!
Debenhams-J by Jasper Conran Designer pearl and crystal navette necklace and earrings: $17.00
Monsoon-Charleston Cutout Peeptoe Shoe in Nude: $84.00
Sephora- Amazing Grace fine perfume: $25.00
Modcloth-Grape Ice dress: $58.00
And now, here's a formal look that Grace would most undoubtedly approve of. The long and flowing white evening gown seems to offer a flawless sense of pristine elegance, very like the kind that Grace so effortlessly offered and while not being overly gaudy, the accessories seemed to offer the perfect dose of glamour to this formal look!
Raoul- Velda embellished silk-chiffon gown: $312.00
Isabella Collection 18k Gold and Silver 1/4ct TDW Diamond Bracelet: $102.00 @ Overstock.com
Moyna- Beaded Fold-Over Clutch Bag in Light Pink: $95.00
Box Boutique- KALLISTÉ Embellished Pump: $387.03 @ Farfetch.com
And there you are... two Grace-reminiscent outfit choices! Now, before I conclude this post, I must first share with you this hairstyling tutorial for achieving that perfect Grace Kelly-inspired hair look!
I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to incorporate a bit more of Grace's flawless elegance into your own wardrobe! xoxo
~ Erin <3 xoxoxo