Monthly Archives: January 2010

Girl Crush: Clémentine

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I found these photos of a French girl named Clémentine on Flickr yesterday and absolutely adore them. I know nothing about her except that she has a lovely name and judging by these photos, I think think it suits her quite well.  Don’t you just love her slouchy cap, tights and scarf?  Adding Clémentine to my future baby names list…swoon.

(images by le petit nicolas)

Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad

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This morning I’d like to share with you some charming photographs of Jackie Kennedy and her sister, Lee Radziwill, touring India and Pakistan in 1962. Jackie’s wardrobe was a focal point as she sought to choose colors and fabrics that would compliment her host countries.  It is estimated she wore 22 outfits on the trip—one day in New Delhi she changed five times! There were, of course, underlying political motives to the visit (America was wary of Soviet interest in India as the cold war waged), but the ladies would have us believe their trip was pure pleasure.  Everywhere they went the crowds chanted “Hail Jackie!” and referred to her as the “Queen of America.”  It was written she created “a visual metaphor for the youthful new face of America: one that was cultured, sophisticated, and stylish.”  Stylish indeed!  Now who wants to go to India with me?

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