Friday, December 21, 2012

I ♥ Your American Style: Nancy Reagan

I've been wanting to do a post on Nancy Reagan for some time, and as we are now in the season for wearing red, it seems like a good moment to do so. I LOVE Nancy Reagan's style. To me it's very Marc Jacobs - happy, American, not overtly sexy, decorative, sweet and chic. And don't let her dated hairstyle put you off - it's not about the hair. It's about a pussycat bow, a floral print, a covered chest, a ruffle, a Chanel-inspired Adolfo jacket, and of course, the color red.






















12 comments:

  1. She's been a style icon for me my whole life! Love Nancy's style!

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  2. Oh, yes, I never noticed before, she is wonderful. There really is something to be said for appropriateness!

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  3. Thank you for posting this. Brought back many memories of a gracious beautiful lady--she still is.

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  4. she does have good style. never noticed.

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  5. The first time I have disagreed with you...many times, if not always in the White House years, she looked emaciated, as evidenced in some of the photographs above.

    Happy Holidays!

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  6. Unfortunately this is a no-go for me. I never found Nancy to be particularly attractive or have an iconic style. Too skinny, too "American" too bland, too "red".... not my thing.

    Happy Holidays

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  7. Happy Holidays from Nancy and Mr. T! haaaa funny.
    she does know how to work a bow!

    { love following along with your blog, I am half/english and miss the UK so much, your photos of the country side are great. merry/happy christmas to you! :)

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  8. Loooove this. The second and fourth pictures are my favorites. I have been indecisive about the trim of a boucle jacket I ordered from my tailor, but the navy and white trim on the red jacket in the fourth picture is so much fun, I'm going to have Mr Soong try it. Happy Christmas.

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  9. There is always something that bothers me about Nancy. She always seems meekly and the constantly adoring wife. So much body language. Not an inspiring person for a girl growing up in the 60's or for now that matter!

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  10. Growing up in the 80's, Nancy Reagan always reminded me of my grandma. They had the same eyes, hair, body type, and grace. My grandma passed away 3 months ago and these pictures really make me think of her. I will be sad when it is Mrs. Reagan's time to go too.

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  11. Gah, no. Reactionary, mimsy, faux twee. No.

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