Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Incredibly Camelot

I have suffered from a severe Kenney-complex for years now. It started in high school when we were offered to take fun classes every year for 2 weeks in May, appropriately dubbed May Program. The idea was to take all different classes every year, but for 3 years in a row I sat through the same lectures, videos, and books known lovingly as The Kennedy Legacy. Our teacher Mr. O would open pretty much every class with "The Kennedys loved 2 things, sailing and flag football." So in the wake of Ted's death I'd like to sidestep any political commentary and just take a few moments to enjoy at least the style and iconography this family has provided us with. Call me shallow, but I think that in this case a picture really is worth a 1000 words.

The family's 3 residences that comprise the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis (courtesy of NY Times)

JFK, Jackie, John Jr, and Caroline in Hyannis. (courtesy of the JFK Library)...I think Jackie has been so praised for her fashion because it truly is completely timeless - I would love to wear this on vacation, a gingham dress, Jack Rogers and long necklace? Just as popular now as it was in the 60's!

Also pictures on the right are Ted Kennedy and first wife Joan with their young children Ted Jr. and Kara in Palm Beach (image from The Palm Beach Post) - why don't people still look this chic when they travel?? If I see one more Juicy sweatsuit on a plane....


I just can't get over how beautiful this picture from JFK Jr's and Carolyn Bessette's wedding is. The tiny chapel is on Cumberland Island, Georgia and doesn't even have electricity. The only major expense of the wedding was Carolyn's dress - by Narciso Rodriguez. (Images courtesy of Denis Reggie, and MSNBC)

And just a small collection of some of my favorites...

3 comments:

  1. I love that photograph of JFK Jr. and his beautiful wife's wedding. You can see how happy they were.

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  2. I love reading about the Kennedy's and seeing old family photos, they were/are such an interesting family.

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  3. Nobody knows how much I adore that JFK Jr and Carolyn's wedding location. For me, that church is the stuff that dreams are made of. It's so small and intimate--perfection.

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