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      This week's fashionista is one of my top 3 favorite style icons. She is the embodiment of elegance, sophistication and classic style. From American girl to Princess of Monaco: Grace Kelly

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The Lady
Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Pennsylvania to a high society family. Her father was a gold medal winning Olympic sculler. He owned a very successful construction company and ran for mayor of Philadelphia when Grace was 5 years old. At any early age, Grace and her sisters modeled at society events and she found her love of theater, acting in her first play at the age of 12  After high school, she began acting on the stage and for television but it wasn't until her role in High Noon that she was noticed by the world.
The Legend
While attending the Cannes Film Festival in 1955, she was invited to a photo session at the Palace of Monaco. There were many events that caused their meeting to be delayed. On the morning that she was to meet Prince Rainier, the power went out in her hotel. With no electricity, she couldn't blow dry her hair. She pinned her towel-dried hair up and put on a floral print dress, which was the only thing she had that didn't need to be ironed.  It wasn't long before the two were engaged and married.

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The Prince and Princess had three children, Caroline Princess of Hanover, Albert II Prince of Monaco and Stephanie Princess of Monaco. After her marriage to the Prince, Grace stopped acting and devoted much of her time to her many charitable organizations. She was a strong advocate for orphaned children, breastfeeding and of course, improving the arts in Monaco.

Princess Grace passed away in 1982 after suffering injuries from a car accident while driving with her daughter, Princess Stefanie. She rests in the Grimaldi family vault in Monaco, nest to Prince rainier, who passed in 2005.

Get the Look

Princess Grace was and always be one of the most fashionable and elegant women in history. One important note in her style choices is that she chose clothing based on the style and quality not because of a designer label. Many of her most well-known outfits were created by costume designers at MGM.
She loved clothes with flattering lines, tailored details and a perfect fit.
 I think that my favorite part about Grace's style is that she really had fun with accessories.
During her first pregnancy, she used her Hermes handbag to conceal her belly from photography. The bag, which is still in extremely high demand is called "The Kelly bag".

 In addition to her "Kelly Bag" the Princess is known for her belted tiny waist, elegant gloves and glamorous sunglasses and pearls.

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