Thursday, November 6, 2008

Inspirations


I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of two legends that inspire me, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. I love Grace Kelly for her class, style, glamour, and timelessness. The above photo is one of my favorites as it shows some vulnerability and the fact that she was human, bags under her eyes and all!

Almost all of her photos are timeless but this one in particular looks like it could have been snapped just yesterday.


Of course, this famous glamorous pose is a fav. She has that don't mess with me look.

A casual walking down the streets of Monaco pose - don't we all look this great while running errands?

One of my favorite movies is High Society. I love the story and the songs but I really love the fact that both Grace and Frank starred. I've loved Frank Sinatra and his music for as long as I can remember. My mother thinks I may have a screw loose!


He has "it" that elusive star quality and energy. I would have loved to have seen him perform but never had the chance. I have gone to a few impersonation shows that have been almost like the real thing. I also had the chance (thanks to Jeff!) to attend the Sinatra tribute show that was put together by his family several years ago and was performed at Radio City Music Hall. It was an amazing experience. The show producers used some sort of computer technology to beam images of him onto the stage so it was almost like you were watching him perform live.

I love the way he changed as he got older. He went from a skinny guy to a more mature and handsome appearance.


I think this is my favorite photo of Sinatra. I even made it into a purse several years ago.
Who are some of your favorite legendary figures?


16 comments:

Lori said...

i LOVE Grace Kelly...she has such a classic beauty:)

Jessica said...

I love the 1940's music and movie stars, too! My favorite Grace Kelly movie, well one of them, is Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart. She just smolders!

Amanda said...

Grace Kelly is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing those pictures. :)

Lorrie said...

I love Audrey Hepburn's style and elegance. A bit different from Grace Kelly, but with the same air of confidence and charm.

Lorrie

Fete et Fleur said...

Two amazing movie legends! Grace Kelly is the epitome of beauty.

Nancy

Jenn said...

Simply elegant. I love how naturally glamorous she is. Not like nowadays with fake tans, and over done makeup.

Beth Leintz said...

Did you see the recent photo spread of January Jones of Mad Men made up and dressed ala Grace Kelly? So pretty and so classic. Unfortunatly, I can't remember what magazine it was- I read it at the gym- maybe Oprah?

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

My 18 yr. old son is a Sinatra fan. And, of course, I like his Christmas music too!!
One of my best friends had the pleasure of seeing him in concert in his later years!!
:)
~Becca~

Cape Cod Memories said...

My midwife told me that Frank Sinatra, for being such a small guy, was actually HUGE when he was born! In fact, I think it was his birth that actually brought the current times' midwives to many people's attention for the first time.

Saucy said...

I could not agree more! I am obsessed with both Frank and Grace... High Society is one of my fave shows too and I admit that I have the soundtrack on my iPod (geek!).

Also, just to make you a wee bit jealous... 'cause I'm like that... I have a doll of Frank Sinatra and a Grace Kelly doll!

Kerryanne English said...

I agree...Grace and Frank are up there in my list of favs.
I'll tell you something funny Karla, during my painting classes I play old crooner style music, mainly because it is soothing and relaxing and my students love it. Often they ask "who is that?".

OMG...how could they not know? I think I have started a whole new fan base for the old style music. LOL
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Jeanie said...

This is a wonderful post, because I adore them both, too! Have you read "The Bridesmaids"? If you haven't, let me know -- I'll send it to you!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Frank Sinatra is just the best!

Donna O. said...

Frank, without a doubt. I saw him about 20 years ago- Magic!!!
D.

Anonymous said...

Miss Karla...You know you look a lot like the gorgeous Grace! I hope you're doing great!!! Miss Mari~

deb said...

Aaah.. Frank. Swoon.

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