Wednesday, September 26, 2012

High Fashion


~ 1968 ~



The 60's

Panache .. élan .. flair
 Imitating Jackie .. Ethel .. Joan
Those Kennedy women
In sunglasses
With their signature sleek hair.

We couldn’t know
Or crystal-ball guess
How their worlds would collapse 
Lovely icons in black
Couture mourning dress






18 comments:

  1. Wow, you painted them so well~
    They so influenced our style~

    Love your photo n' your poem!
    :D

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  2. yes . . . ouch! Well imaged and swiftly paced. How appropriate!

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  3. So sad they would have to wear mourning fashion...great capture of the 60's and the Kennedy women.

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  4. um, tht is 5 years before i was born...smiles...love the glasses though...you bring a rather sad tinge to fashion with the thoughts of death...rough for that family for sure...

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  5. Love your photo and the pithy but sad poem. And Brian is such a BABY!!!

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  6. Can I just say I gasped at your header photo? Gosh, I love it! And your poem is before my time as well, but my mom was young in those days and often talks of them and Jackie Kennedy.

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  7. Wow, you look exactly the same now as you did then. Way to go! Love "haute couture mourning dress". I so remember those days.........sigh. Loved your poem.

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  8. The black of the dress
    heartache to confess
    the sigh of the people as well.
    Twas an unhappy age,
    when the Camelot sage
    saw the world was going to H--L.

    Distinctly I remember. Je me souviens.

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  9. The one thing they never lost was their classic beauty and grace. I love your poem!

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  10. I enjoyed this glimpse back in time. Actually, I still like this style. It truly is sad what happened to all the Kennedy women though. Who could have guessed back then??

    I've been thinking about trying for a Lady Gaga look myself. (smiles)Why not!

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  11. This is a wonderful tribute. It really does bring perspective.

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  12. Oh, that last line...so much tragedy awaiting. I remember the look, and the Kennedy women, very well. We thought they had it all, and we were wrong.
    K

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  13. Well, you are every bit as elegant!

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  14. Jeepers.....those were the days. Hiding behind the hugest shades.

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