Friday, November 11, 2011

A Tribute to Princess Grace

Model, Actress, and Princess
BORN: November 12, 1929--Philadelpha, Pennsylvania
DIED: September 14, 1982--Monte Carlo, Monaco
Grace Kelly starred in some of my favorite movies of all time...The Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief, and High Society
At the age of 26, she gave up all the stardom in Hollywood...
In April of 1956, she married Ranier III, Prince of Monaco and became Her Serene Highness. Kelly and her family provided Prince Ranier with a dowry of 2 million USD in order for the marriage to take place! Her wedding gown was made by Helen Rose...embroidered with pearls and covered with lace.
Princess Grace settled down to a married life and became very active in the Arts and many charities.
Ever the style icon...Princess Grace was named on the International Best Dressed List from 1960 until her death.
The Royal Palace at Monaco, Princess Grace's was the most important destination on my first trip to Europe!
The Royal Family of Monaco
Princess Grace on the streets of Paris.
Love this photo of the Princess...wearing Givenchy.
During her first pregnancy, Princess Grace carried a Hermes Kelly Bag to hide her private, growing waistline. Of course, now these pocketbooks go for many thousands of dollars!
You have to love her this photo, she's wearing an Hermes scarf as a sling to support her broken arm!!!
The aging Princess...still a beauty, full of style and grace.

The funeral service was held for Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, age 52, at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco.

"I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others."
~~Princess Grace
Her daughter of my few style icons left.


Anastasia Schembri said...

Miss Janice, what a wonderful post!
Princess Grace has always been one of my absolute favorites and will forever be an icon of style and charm!
After seeing your tribute, I am sure you will want to pop over and take a peek at my 'Lovely Ones' post on Saturday!
Hope you have a splendid weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love that you did this post! I idolize Grace Kelly! I want my hair for my wedding to be her signature up-do like in your first picture! Her daughter is just as beautiful!

Glad I found your blog!!


sle said...

I don't believe I've ever seen two women with more perfect bone structure! Such a lovely post!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely tribute for a beautiful lady! Her wedding dress had stood the test of time too!

Tammy B said...

I absolutely adore Grace Kelly. I stole one of your pictures of Princess Grace for my facebook page. I want that pearl choker.

Natalie said...

I read a biography on Princess Grace. It was fantastic! Great to see how her life played out.

She is the ultimate in grace and style.