I normally write about someone I know or have at least studied for years, but I have to say I am so impressed with this young woman. I felt the same about William’s mother Princess Diana when she married Charles (excluding all the drama that occurred later in their marriage) as she made the fashion industries return to a time of elegant design. Do you remember the white stockings she wore with everything and the wide and highly dramatic collars on her dresses? She practically re-launched the pearl necklace trend because she wore pearls very often. And the real birth of popularity was the sapphire and gemstone wedding rings.
I was so excited when William and Kate were married as I thought (again) another beautiful, fresh face to the Royal Family would do nicely. But even more importantly, the Duchess of Cambridge dresses and acts like a lady; from everything I have read, she is truly a lady inside and out. When she put on the sapphire ring that was Diana’s, I thought that she was again a role model for women in dressing like a lady.
I love the hats and coordinated outfits that she selects. There is something very beautiful in her simplicity. Now we all realize that she has a clothes budget to envy and designers at her beck and call, but I can’t help but believe that she inspires women all over the world to find their style and look their best every day. She makes choices that are trendy and stylish and so inspiring.
I have a Pinterest board dedicated to her, and when I need a pick-me-up or just inspiration, I look at the pictures I have pinned to remind me that elegance is still alive and well. The picture above was actually taken from the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official Twitter account, @KensingtonRoyal. I also have a Classics board where I pin photos of ladies from the 1950s who set the style of their day. Lucille Ball, Grace Kelly, and many others who set the trends of their day and inspired women are still important as role models.
Thank you to the women of our day, both young and old, who model out being a lady daily.
Who is a lady that you find inspiring?