Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Jackie & Her Children









I was recently asked 91 questions in an interview for an exciting thing I will be involved in later this year. One of the questions I was asked was;

Who, in your opinion is/was the best dressed woman?

I answered Jacqueline Kennedy. I googled images of her recently and became instantly obsessed with the images of her and her beautiful children. It must be my current nesting instincts which drew me to these photos. I thought I'd share a few here today. Aren't they beautiful...

41 comments:

Karena said...

Anna, I agree, she was such a classic, a fashion icon.

Karena
Art by Karena

Felicity said...

Classic, timeless beauty.

Mariska Meijers said...

She was stylish, strong and stunning. I have also a weakness for Audrey Hepburn. Have a wonderful day Anna enjoying your newborn son!

Paty said...

totally agree! love all pictures!

Anna said...

beautiful images! she is my mom's idol.

Faux Fuchsia said...

Jackie is Our Leader- I've even named her as such on my blog. I never get bored of looking at her outfits and think she was the best dressed woman EVER. Plus she had the best jewels, the best hair and was a Leo- what's not to love? Because I am such a Crazed Jackie Fan I can tell you where all of those photos were taken and the year (Hyannisport, White House School room, Hyannisport,Palm Beach, White House. With more thought I could give you the year and probably the month.) Call Me. We'll workshop Jackie. Our Leader. You need to get her auction catalogue and the catalogue of her clothing exhibit form the Met too xxxx

LuLu said...

Sweet and fancy :)

Welcome back!

Debby Lee said...

So beautiful! She always looked so put together. xo

Black Zebra said...

you're right, she was so elegant. congrats to your new baby Max!

Renata said...

I love the last photo of John Jr playing with Jackie's pearls - its such a timeless photograph! I have always admired Jackie for her elegance and class and she shows it even during those simple moments with her kids - Thanks for posting these!!!

Renata

http://renata-beautyandelegance.blogspot.com/

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I agree...a style icon!

Mahala said...

"If you bungle raising your children I don't think whatever else you do matters very much." This is the JKO quote that made me admire her as a woman. I had always admired her dignity and her style, but this quote made me see her as a woman of true values and admirable focus. I hope that one day Caroline writes a book about her parents as she knew them.

Hello Lover... said...

Great photos. I think her fashion is so amazing because it is absolutely classic and timeless!

Olive Cooper said...

It is amazing how her style is beautiful and timeless. Thanks for putting this post together. Nesting is always inspiring.

olive

sarah, flourish design + style said...

They are fabulous. What an inspiring woman- xx

stl design said...

Her fashion was wonderful and her mothering was amazing.
Vicki

A. Morgan said...

Fantactic!xx

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Karen said...

Hi! Stop by my blog for your award.

alio said...

wholeheartedly agree with you. . . have beautiful one. . . and thanks for the images

CDS said...

jackie by far is the best dressed...michelle obama does a fine job too. :)

Pigtown-Design said...

First, congratulations on the new baby! You're such an amazing gal!

Second, I am getting quite the collection of Jackie Kennedy books from the free bookshop near me. If you go to Pigtown*Design and google her, you'll see some of the really amazing ones.

xoxox to you and all your boys!

Becolorful said...

When I was in high school I read a book about the Kennedy's and I was totally taken in by Jackie. I wanted to be her, dress like her, the whole bit. Even now, decades later her images are gorgeous. Now that is style.
Thanks for sharing.
Pam

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Stunning! She is such a fashion icon and yet, she is also remembered for her gracious manners and the great attention she gave to raising her children.

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much." - Jackie Kennedy

Can't wait to someday be a lovely, devoted mother like Jackie was and you are, Anna!

XX Katie

Deborah said...

Jackie Kennedy Onasis was an absolute woman of beauty and grace. The way she carried herself was a lesson for women of her time and in ours. She was a beautiful woman of great character.

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

They are lovely images...must be those nesting instincts with your attraction to them, I agree xx

Nikki said...

Lovely photos.Her style inspires me every time.


Nikki

Betsy said...

Loved your blog post. I think Jaqueline Kennedy was the best dressed and most charming woman ever.
Betsy

El said...

I could not agree with you more. She personified elegance. The pictures are heart warming classics. Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the one where Caroline is messing up her hair, and J. doesn't seem to mind at all. Now that I am a mother, these pictures are particularly poignant, because I love motherhood so much, and I think these pictures express that same enjoyment.

VictoriaArt said...

I agree, she was a style icon!
She has class and was so good looking!
But her life also difficult nevertheless!

Anna Spiro said...

Wow FF - you certainly know your stuff!!

xx
Anna

Beach Vintage said...

And even with no shoes on she is still a million bucks!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Agreed, she is iconic.

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

i agree with you 100%. she was so classically beautiful. one of my favorite outfits is the pic you showed of her in the black t and white jeans, carrying that scarf. it proves that simple really is best.

~janet

Prior said...

growing up, I was born in'60, we had a JFK & Jackie coffee table book, that mesmerized me. She had style, for sure.
Lezlee

fric and frac said...

So gorgeous! I wish I could look that great in white pants and a black t-shirt! She was always so stunning!

Mélanie A. said...

she was the chicest one

pve design said...

Yes, she was one stylish Mom and smart First Lady!
pve

Pat said...

Beautiful lady and pictures. I don't think you'd really be painting in a suit, though:)

Kay Litchy said...

I absolutely love Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. All really elegant and timeless.