May 25, 2012

Beauty never goes out of style

One of the worlds most stylish women, the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, proves that real style and beauty never goes out of style. Carolyn Bessette grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and was voted  "All-Around Beautiful Person" in high school. She then went on to Boston University, and later went to work for Calvin Klein, where she is said to have met John F. Kennedy Jr. Carolyn Bessette and John F. Kennedy Jr. married in an intimate ceremony at Cumber Island September 21, 1996. During the coming years they were, much to Carolyns style and beauty, the target of photographers. She once said that "never wear more than three colours at once", and that "black, white and camel are always stylish and goes together". She also is said to have coined the perfect blonde hair colour as "society blonde", mentioned in Plum Sykes chic lit book "Bergdorf Blondes". The couple lived in a loft flat in TriBeCa in New York and was often seen out and about town. The fatal day came when they were heading for a Kennedy wedding at Marthas Vineyard July 16, 1999. The plane that John F. Kennedy Jr. himself flew, tragically crashed with his wife and Carolyns sister onboard. If  you want to read more inside details about this famous and stylish couple, pick up a copy of What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love by Carole Radziwill, married to John F. Kennedy Jr:s cousin. It´s a great book and gives an insight in their life, friendship, problems and happiness during marriage, and that tragic day when the accident hit. What remains today of Carolyn, I think, is to remind us of that true beauty never is outdated (and I don´t think she had any botox at all:) and that style is timeless. She would have been a great and natural style icon even for today.

Do you have a style icon, and who is it? We can all use some inspiration, so please share!

Wish you the best Friday!

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