Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Poise, Style, and Grace


What is poise?  It is a way of moving that shows a graceful, dignified, and self confident manner. Never underestimate good posture.  Sit up straight.  Watch the way you walk. Princess Grace had impeccable posture.

Cleverly Chic - Style Profile: Grace Kelly

What is style?  It's the personal touch that you put on everything--your home interior, your fashion wardrobe, and entertaining.  It's important to develop your own style...your "signature style."  Your "signature style" is what makes you unique; stay true to yourself and your creation will be unique.  Find a signature style and stick to it.  Princess Grace loved pearls, scarves, sunglasses, Hermes bags, and her trademark white gloves.  She knew that her hair looked best pulled off of her face.  She is a style icon.

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Cleverly Chic - Style Profile: Grace Kelly

Cleverly Chic - Style Profile: Grace Kelly


The famous picture that turned a leather Hermes bag into the Hermes Kelly bag... Princess Grace used it to cover her pregnant belly...




Cleverly Chic - Style Profile: Grace Kelly

What is grace? Having the confidence to handle any situation with poise. Princess Grace undoubtedly received "Princess training" before she became the wife of Prince Ranier. Her upbringing in high society of Philadelphia paved the ground for Grace's future life as a lady full of grace.



11 comments:

Monique Lehnhardt said...

Exquisite. Style and elegance. Grace Kelly and Dina Merrill are my two style icons.

Farrah said...

A stylish beauty indeed. My husband and mother have been getting after me for my posture. Thanks for the reminder.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Not a coincidence she was named, "Grace."

Rose Chandler Johnson said...

Lovely post, pictures, subject. Quite enjoyed it. Thanks Miss Janice.

Kari said...

Lovely woman. I sometimes wonder how much was her and how much was the demands of the studio. The frequently unsmiling face, the bit of hauteur in photographs. She was the most exquisite bride but I find her wedding photos a bit disturbing.
One of the previous posters mentioned Dina Merrill, who the studio attempted to make into the new Grace Kelly. Her pictures from that time show the same non smiling face and attitude. I met Miss Merrill when I was 19 ( more years ago than I care to remember). Well, Miss Merrill had the most wonderful nonstop natural smile. Warm and gracious. And those eyes! Even when the woman's lips weren't smiling, her eyes were. I always thought that she was a born and bred southern lady because of those smiling eyes and incredible warmth.
And then there is CZ Guest..amazing and original.

Miss Janice said...

Mine too Monique!

Miss Janice said...

And, I now remind Mama about her posture:)

Miss Janice said...

Yes indeed!

Miss Janice said...

You are welcome Rose!

Miss Janice said...

All beautiful and stylish ladies!

Gail said...

Women knew how to dress. One of my favorites is Doris Day.