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Grace Kelly - the look
Get the Grace Kelly style
Grace Kelly - who became the Princess of Monaco - was always considered a style icon. And that very look is still beautiful today. What's more, it's easy to achieve because her look is simple and understated, yet undeniably stylish and sophisticated.
It's a timeless look too.It's just as fashionable today as it was in the heyday of her career.That's because she invariably chose fashion classics and traditional jewellery and accessories.
During her days as a film star she portrayed the all-American girl and yet the simplicity and elegance of her own personal style had a strong hint of French or European influences. Perhaps it was this combination that led Prince Rainier of Monaco to fall in love with her and take her as his bride. The world watched as the couple were married in the tiny principality.
See the photographs below to learn more about the fabulous Grace Kelly look.
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I was just a kid when I first went to Monaco. My dad was a rally driver and had competed in the Monte Carlo Rally. We had our annual vacations in a little seaside port in northern Italy - about two hours drive from Monaco, I was enthralled at the thought of the fairytale princess who lived in the castle there,
Once just an ordinary American girl, then a movie star and now a princess. What a fabulous story.
In some ways it was an inspiration for women allover the world. We knew that Grance wasn't just beautiful but she was also charming and intelligent. Yes, few if any of us had her fabulous looks but we still loved this real life fairy story - from ordinary girl, to movie star to real princess.
Get the look
Below are some classic and sophisticated products to help you achieve the understated, yet glamorous look.
Grace's look was always based on the solid foundation of classic pieces - items that would never date or go out of style.
Necklaces & pearls
Grace Kelly's sophisticated style started with subtle and understated jewelry. You can still get the look today but at a fraction of the price by shopping for bargains online.
Of course, especially when she was the Princess of Monaco she must have had an absolute fortune in jewellery available to her. This would be her own and in addition, valuable family heirlooms. Today, we can fake it.
Princess Grace's earrings were a trademark both during her life as the Princess of Monaco and during her movie career.
These are so incredibly fashionable today. They are up-to-the-minute but also have an elegant, nostalgic style.
As a Hollywood actor and as the Princess of Monaco she always favored structured, stylish bags in simple designs.
This beautiful woman died far too young amid controversy. She had a life in Hollywood, then a completely different life as a royal princess in a tiny Mediterranean principality. She had three children who all stood in line to her husband's throne. She was universally admired in all her roles, either in the movies or in her 'real' world as a princess, wife and mother. Learn more.
Not just for twenty year olds
The Grace Kelly look isn't just for younger women! She was stunning and stylish all her life. See this image that was taken from a video of her last ever interview.
© 2013 Jackie Jackson