Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who Inspires Me (Fashion Wise) | Grace Kelly

“Who Inspires Me” (Fashion Wise) will be a new series that I will try to do once every 2-3 weeks, or even once a month. =) My first post will be on Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly, a lady whose style matches her name - Graceful. Though I have never seen a film with Grace Kelly I love her style.

Her wedding dress is one of my favorite weddings dresses ever! She is also the only actress I have a book on; which I recommend picking up. It is called, Grace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal Bride and it has lovely pictures and even has a section on her wedding dress. :)

Some of my favorite outfits/pictures of Grace Kelly are the following:

 This look can easily be worn today. It is only a simple button down shirt, cardigan, skirt, and belt; very simple, yet stylish.

One of my favorite causal looks. Jeans (rolled up slightly), button down shirt, and penny loafers.

I LOVE this dress from High Society!

This lovely  dress is from Rear Window.

A lovely party dress! Very modest too.

So far I have recreated only one of her dresses. And it is her fancy dress seen in Rear Window (1954) with Jimmy Stewart. 

My version has two changes from hers, I raised my necklines (in front and back), and my over-skirt has no embroidery, instead it sparkles. =)

::My version::

I know you all are going to ask, 'what pattern did you use?' Yes? Well, I drafted it. Meaning I made my own pattern. =) And this was my first try, back in 2008.

What is your favorite Grace Kelly outfit or movie?



  1. wow Ashley! Your version of the dress is so pretty=)

    I have two favorite Grace Kelly outfits (aside from her wedding dress which I LOVE!!)

    here are the links


    this one is the dress she wore to her civil ceremony:)


    this one is the dress she wore in the driving scene of "To Catch a Thief"

    My favorite Grace Kelly movies are
    "To Catch a Thief" and "Rear Window" Alfred Hitchcock is the best=)

  2. Great post! I love Grace Kelly, too. I've seen two of her movies - 'To Catch a Theif' and 'The Swan'. Both have lovely costumes.

    Great recreation of her dress! It's beautiful! so classy.

  3. I have never seen any of her movies but I like her clothes! One outfit that I like (aside from the ones you posted) is the one here http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/images/2007/10/11/grace_kelly_dog1.jpg
    But without such a low neckline in front.
    You did a great job on your dress!!

  4. Thank you, for sharing your favorite outfits/movies ladies! And thanks for your lovely comments on my dress! =)

  5. Grace Kelly was so very chic in her day! I like her class and style.
    Here's some other photos I found of Grace and her outfits that I really liked.

    -Cute sun dress: http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/08_01/gracekellyBW_468x831.jpg
    -Wedding dress detail: http://www.dcnearlyweds.com/uploaded_images/Grace-Kelly-Bride-790440.jpg
    -Cute suit: http://nadinejolie.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/grace-kelly-travel.jpg
    -Lacy white dress, from a movie set: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/3/11/1268330008033/Grace-Kelly-On-the-Set-of-002.jpg
    -Dress from the cover of Life magazine: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/images/ne/209822/64434.jpg
    -Cute dress from another movie set: http://i46.tinypic.com/2mplcn8.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1260230259399
    Out with her daughter: http://www.fem.com/fileadmin/content/2_Fashion/2009-03/grace-kelly-mit-kelly-bag.jpg
    Pretty suit set: http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/minor/files/2010/04/kelly-ss07.jpg
    Wedding party: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KKNyXy942PA/SxP0bvLzrvI/AAAAAAAAA1E/SKCRdtOhfi0/s1600/grace-kelly-bridal-party-790484.jpg

  6. Oh yes! I was lucky and I won the V&A book on her clothes in a Sense & Sensibility giveaway. I love her style. It's sensible. :-) My favourite part of the book is, I think, an article where she explained what clothes to pack when travelling. A great tutorial on classy travelling!
    My favourite of her outfits would be hard to pick! Perhaps her other wedding dress/suit.

    I've only seen High Noon, so I cannot say much on her films.


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