Lee Radziwell

For those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning, you are aware of my infatuation with Jackie Kennedy Onassis (really the whole Kennedy family).  Through all of my reading and learning about Jackie and her family, I honestly don’t know much about Lee Radziwell, her younger sister.  I’ve always thought that Lee was very private.  I was so excited to read T Magazine‘s article and interview of her (I heard about the article on Habitually Chic, one of my favorite blogs).  Lee and Jackie were pretty different, but they both have that timeless style about them.

I loved watching the video of her being interviewed.  I can’t believe she’s 79 years old.

Obviously, the best part was seeing her Paris apartment.

 

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The view from Lee's Paris apartment... Not bad.

The view from Lee’s Paris apartment… Not bad.

All images via T Magazine.

If you want to read an awesome, informative post about Lee, check out Cote de Texas, where there are pictures of all of Lee’s homes over the years.  I love that she has kept so much of her furniture, accessories, and art over all these years.  It just confirms what Miles said.  Except I bet Lee didn’t cry when she bought the best.

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Jackie’s Anniversary

Yesterday was Jackie Kennedy’s anniversary of her wedding with John F. Kennedy.  I wish I had known – I would’ve posted this tribute yesterday!  Their wedding was 59 years ago.  It’s sad to think how things might have been if JFK had not been assassinated.  I wonder how many anniversaries they would have celebrated.

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Jackie O

It took me WAY too long to write this post.  I wanted it to be as perfect as Jackie… Well, that’s just not going to happen!

I am a huge fan of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, or “Jackie O”, as I like to call her.  She will never cease to fascinate me.  I often ask myself “What would Jackie do?” 

I love reading about her, watching documentaries about her, and even talking about her…  Recently my mom gave me this book for Christmas:

I love it because its “her life in pictures”.  Looking at pictures of her is more fun than just reading about her.  Jackie is mermerizing to look at because she’s so graceful and stylish — and this books makes it easy to look at her a lot!  Who doesn’t love looking at her????  To me, she is the epitome of a classic female American icon.  Now lets look at some pictures of her life in style:

 

Here she is looking chic in this silk peach colored dress while visiting India.  Very few people look good in peach!

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I love her in this bright yellow silk gown.  She wasn’t afraid to wear bright colors even though she was surrounded by politicians in black suits all the time.  This picture is a perfect example.

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I love this pink dress.  I think this has to be my favorite picture of her.  Talk about a bright color.

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Jackie’s inaugural gown:

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I really love this picture of her casually dressed (stepping out to go shopping, perhaps?)

 

Jackie with her sister, Lee; they had a very close relationship

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OBSESSED with this green dress she wore on a visit to Cambodia.  

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With her sister Lee again:

 

With her second husband, Aristotle Onassis:

There are so many pictures of her with those tradmark sunglasses.  I think she wore them to try to disguise herself from the paparazzi that constantly followed her.  

I’m not sure I like this pair of sunglasses though…

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 I have to include a shout out to my aunt Juju because we both share a love for Jackie.  Here is a picture of Juju and me in front of a restaurant called “Jackie O” that happened to be right next to our hotel in Rome, Italy.  Unfortunately, we did not go inside… I’m sure it is great though!

are we tourists or what?