July 28, 2010

le fete de l’imagination: jbk-0


Today would be Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ 81st birthday. Whether in a      t-shirt, a turtleneck or an evening gown, she made it look easy and she did it with great style.


Though not a southern belle, she was most definitely a lady and many would argue that trumps belle status anyway (gasp!).

jackie's biceps vogue 61

The above photo spread is from Vogue magazine (1961), showing the Kennedys at home. Check out Jackie’s elegantly toned bicep. Clearly First Ladies have had lovely arms worth showing off long before now.


This gorgeous tablescape by the talented Amy Atlas reminds me of the designs found in the Hermes scarves that Jackie wore while spending time in Capri. It might seem a little over the top, but I think she’d like it for her birthday party.

But tell me, what do you get for the woman who has everything?