Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I ♥ Your Style: Henrietta Tiarks

With all the vintage photography out there on the internet, it's rare for me these days to discover a new style icon. So it's a real thrill when I do. The other day I stumbled across a picture of a very chic girl that I included in my paisley post. I hadn't heard of her before, so I did some more research, with exciting results. Her name was Henrietta Joan Tiarks and when she married, she received two grand titles - Marchioness of Tavistock and Duchess of Bedford. She was a real glamour girl in her day - admired both by society as a well known debutante and by the fashion world in her modeling and her portraits taken by Richard Avedon.

More recently, in the early 2000',s Henrietta appeared in the reality show Country House, a kind of real life Downton Abbey, detailing life as it is running a large formal house with historical relevance. I'm kind of curious to see it.

Nevertheless, I love Henrietta's style. She is unabashedly feminine and sexy, and yet there is a simplicity to her look that makes her style more relevant to today.







9 comments:

  1. I remember she was so often compared to Jackie Kennedy back in the day. One can certainly see why.

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  2. Henrietta was obviously the queen of the cat-eye liner! Also she was not just a well known deb, but regarded as "Deb of the Year" - such a stunner.

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  3. Gorgeous face and how fabulous is her eye makeup!

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  4. wow, what a morning tonic! that made my day, such beauty! off i go!

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  5. The waist in the third shot? Wow. She is a particular beauty.

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  6. She reminds me a bit of Jackie-O.

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  7. ^ Oops I just realized, after reading michellebeth's post, that this is a common thing - anyhow, that's what first struck me so it doesn't surprise me to hear that others have thought the same.

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  8. I looked Henrietta up online and found it very interesting that she met her husband when she was a young girl and gave up the opportunity for a screen test because he told her that she could never be his wife if she was an actress. It's amazing how times have changed yet beauty transcends time.

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  9. because of this post i looked her up and read about her. she seems like a fascinating person. would love to watch country house sometime, even if it does sound kinda campy.

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