Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Grace

I went to the Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A the other day. There were some beautiful dresses, and a stunning brown Hermes Kelly from the 70s, but really there wasn't too much to see. So unless you are a huge Grace fan, I would save your money and see the permanent fashion exhibition for free. This includes iconic looks throughout history, unfortunately for the 2000s it is a Juicy Couture velour tracksuit. How did we go from a classic Chanel suit to that!
One thing from the exhibit that did stick in my mind was a quote from WWD, which said that Grace was known for her 'conspicuous good taste'. I really like this phrase and it is something I aspire to. As much as I love designer clothes, I never want to advertise this fact by what I'm wearing. I think you can wear Chanel, Fendi, Prada etc (not that I own any!), but in an understated way. I want to look luxe but you don't need huge logos to achieve that.


NB: I'm wondering if there is anything you would like to see more of on this blog. Maybe more streetstyle shots (even if just taken with my macbook), more polyvore, or something? Thanks!

4 comments:

  1. Great post. I totally agree with your statement about wearing designer clothes in an understated way.

    I'd love to see more of your outfits :D more lists, essentials, things you want/look for.. yes, basically everything.

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  2. I think you should do a what's in my bag or a closet tour or something cool like that. See you tomorrow!!

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  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

    I agree completely. I find that when labels are worn in an obvious way, it often takes away the respect and luxe they are known for.

    I think personal inspiration is important on a blog because it let's us know a little about you, I'd love to see more of your muses and style inspiration

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  4. I saw the permanent exhibition a couple of years ago in Paris and remember enjoying it very much. I couldn't agree more with your view of wearing luxury items without exhibiting it. The "sans-culotte" revolutionnary inside me doesn't find being a walking advertisement very appealing! :))

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