Jackie’O , today, would have celebrate her 80’s birthday. She has been the First Chic Lady and she’s still a timeless icon of elegance and style: An example for many women for her strenght and for her love for her family.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born on July 28, 1929 and died May 19, 1994. She was the wife of the 35th president of the United States John F Kennedy (when he was sworn in as president on January 20, 1961, Jacqueline became, at age 31, one of the youngest First Ladies in history), mother of John John Kennedy (who died with his wife Caroline Bessette in a plane crash, as did Lauren Bessette, Carolyn’s sister, on July 16, 1999) and Caroline Bouvier Kennedy.
She became a symbol of fashion for women all over the world. Do you remember her famous pillbox hats and her Hermes head scarves or the large, round, dark sunglasses?

Gucci loved her style and gave her name to a bag: the Jackie O .

There are so many women I like that I consider icons of style or behaviour. My first non-famous icon is my mom, I have already told you everything about her. I’d like to be as strong as she is.
Mother of three at 21! She survived!

Then I think Grace Kelly, Jane Birkin, the timeless Audrey, the new Michelle Obama (I just love her!!!) and many others are icons in different ways. Don’t you think?

Do you have a non famous icon to whom you are inspired? And famous?


  • she is gorgeous and so classic. i agree with michelle obama and audrey. such classy ladies.

  • i agree with nicole marie..she's so beautiful and such a classic style icon. she reminds me a lot of audrey. i love being reminded that there are actually good role models out there still ;)

  • Iva said:

    she is sooo beautiful...as is your mom :)

  • Oh, I love Jackie O. All the pictures that I ever see of her are so beautiful. There was a book once that I saw at a bookstore with the most amazing pictures but unfortunately passed it up and I haven't been able to find it since. Thanks for sharing such a great icon.

  • great post! jackie kennedy/onassis is one of the greatest points of reference when you talk about style.
    our moms rock too!! ;)
    and so do jane birkin and michelle obama (and carla bruni)

  • A beautiful post honoring a very classy lady!

    She is one of my favorites along with Grace Kelly. And then I would have to say a very dear friend of mine who always dresses to the nines so flawlessy and effortlessly.

  • Who doesn't love Jackie?! Great post... beautiful images to look at over morning coffee! No plans for a Forte trip right now. We have house guests, but we are thinking of stopping on our way up to Switzerland the weekend after next. I'll keep you posted! :-)

  • Susan said:

    oh I love her style, so fab and classy! love the photo with the kids, and that kelly bag is to die for! :)

  • I have just found your blog and I think it is great! Jackie has style and grace ans she is so feminine! She is iconic...

  • Yes, she was really the First Chic Lady! I like to change my background -It's like "restyling" your home..Love//Eva

  • Oh, these are all great. Jackie especially. And, of course, Audrey Hebpurn along with Katherine Hepburn. To tell you the truth, I love the way Angelina Jolie dresses. Very simple and tailored. She's really the only contemporary actress coming to mind right now.

  • beh...sono solo in ritardo di qualche anno nel leggere e commentare questo post!!!
    cosa importa, l'importante è partecipare, esserci!!
    mi piace l'esser stata di Jackie e anch'io la amo così tanto...una delle prime borse griffate che mi sono concessa con sacrificio, è stata proprio la la Jackie O, nera nella misura small.