I want to be Gloria’s friend…Posted: May 29, 2012 | |
So, let’s rock back to the 1970’s (something I always love to do) and see if you remember these…
Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. Those tight fitting, had-to-have-them, iconic pants of the 1970’s! I love this lady. She is 88 years old and still a timeless woman. I have been obsessed with her style, history and art (she loves to paint) lately. Anderson Cooper is her youngest child and I just want to hang out with the two of them and listen to all of their fun and fabulous stories. And can you imagine the time they must have when they gather with their friends? In my mind, I am meeting them for a martini here this evening:
Yes, I can picture myself sitting and sipping with Anderson and Gloria and chatting about our daily adventures at the Four Seasons Hotel New York. Then we would attend a taping of his daily talk show and I would wear something like this:
Look at Gloria in the above image at the Surrealism Ball in 1941 with Salvador Dali. Then check out the inspiration photo on the right of the Rochas Summer 2012 sunglasses. Photo courtesy of: French Little Thing.
Anderson interviewed his mother last year and did a brief recap of her amazing life. During the interview, Gloria stated that she loves to redecorate the rooms in her home every three to six months because it renews and inspires her creativity. We should all have that attitude! Obviously, most people can’t afford to redecorate every 90 days, but you can always add new and fun things into your decor based on the season. As an example, look at this little gem that I found at an estate sale that my friend Ellen received from me as a birthday treat. (Ellen has a classic yet fashion forward vibe to her clothes and decor, so I am incorporating her into my Gloria story.)
Ok..back to Gloria…maybe now you can understand a bit better why she has become one of my fashion icons. I want to possess her attitude and grace during the next 40 years of my life.
Want to learn more about this inspiring woman? Check out her art at Gloria Vanderbilt Fine Art. Let’s all keep our lives inspirational and true today. Until next time-