January 28, 2011

My Style Paragon

The woman who inspires my style may surprise you. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy all have lovely style, but my creativity is immediately sparked whenever I see a picture of this woman. Her name is Vivien Leigh. Although I don't endorse all of her films, she was a very classy woman, who was rarely seen without a pair of gloves and perfectly matching clothing. (All the rage back then! :) There is a faraway look in her eyes, a melancholy sweetness that touches my heart. Sadly, Vivien Leigh suffered from Manic Depression, and did not experience the peace and hope that comes from trusting in Jesus as her savior. I find sheer genius in her style, and I would love to share with you a few of my favorite photos of her. Well, maybe a lot. All right, a TON! :) This lady has class and style. God bless!













































From a movie, I believe :)
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So happy!
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/C98333B7-59C9-4760-9B2F-2D14F01EF051/U537165ACME.jpg
Beautiful!
http://www.art247.com/images/large/MIRRORPIX/GL/GL705851.jpg
Gardening, while gorgeous!
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/3430425.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=45B0EB3381F7834D143D6D48A59508C5182C4E9D2C0D8863CA52222F25EC092C

They are so cute together! With Olivier, of course :)
http://www.the-movie-library.com/c/7242/7242_2.jpg
So gorgeous!
http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12200000/Vivien-Leigh-and-Laurence-Olivier-vivien-leigh-12244730-800-600.jpg
She is sooooo stylish!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Vivien_Leigh_and_
Laurence_Olivier_disembarking_plane,_Brisbane_1948.jpg
This is so beautifully modest!
http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Leigh,%20Vivien/Annex/Annex%20-%20Leigh,%20Vivien_11.jpg
A funeral look? Anyway, she looks spectacular!
http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12000000/Vivien-Leigh-vivien-leigh-12040617-1150-1511.jpg
What simple, quiet beauty!
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lepsd43iqW1qbp27uo1_400.jpg
What a beautiful dress... (although immodest :/ )
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/4700000/Vivien-Leigh-vivien-leigh-4758971-763-961.jpg
This girl is uberchic!
http://www.hpvf.com/catalog/aa_1_b_3856_1.JPG
Traveling in style, with husband Olivier :)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/George_Cukor,_Vivien_Leigh,_Laurence_Olivier.jpg
So chic... :)
http://29.media.tumblr.com/iHh03P2VOosnk0tzwRW6wOOko1_400.jpg
I love this photo of Vivian! She looks soooo
beautiful! :)
http://images.npg.org.uk:8080/OCimg/264_325/4/6/mw11846.jpg
Quite immodest, but I love this style!
http://www.vivien-leigh.net/vivien%203000small.jpg
So casually stylish!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Vivien_Leigh_and_
Laurence_Olivier,_Broadbeach,_Australia,_1948.jpg
I love the dress, though it is fairly immodest :(
http://www.correvedile.com/ciencias/medicina/mujeres-hermosas/vivien-leigh.jpg
After winning an Oscar!
http://www.hollywoodgoldenguy.com/VIVIEN-LEIGH.jpg
In "Gone with the Wind" (she really did have the MOST amazing eyes!)
http://www.classicfilmstars.com/img/Vivien-Leighgonewind39-300.jpg

A gorgeous lace scarf.... *bliss*
http://www.twolia.com/blogs/heres-looking-like-you-kid/files/2010/01/vivien-leigh-lace-wrap-head-scarf.jpg
This was for a movie!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DzskcQgu3L4/SJVEOGm6rwI/AAAAAAAAAdI
/2qpQ4kAV1yQ/s320/vivien%2Bleigh%2Bhat.jpg

Don't judge me. I like fur :)
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldr2y0uoaS1qzi1ujo1_500.jpg
With husband Olivier. Oh, don't you just love those gloves??
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldlf89XOm31qcdxwoo1_500.jpg
She is so pretty! AND she is wearing a head scarf!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4LBblyzayIM/S4LjQAtA5YI/AAAAAAAAAIU/7VBmR3KH2L4/s400/london_001.jpg
I love her style!!!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_a1QrXbQa9-I/TP-jnqQm3SI/AAAAAAAADsY/3XlO_xWzjn8/s1600/Vivien%2BLeigh.jpg
I love, love, love, love her hair! And I love this
casual look!!! :)
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcqvb6z7dd1qazanuo1_500.jpg
Gorgeous!!!
With husband
Olivier
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How ladylike!
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She has amazing eyes!!!
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I LOVE her smile!
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With husband Olivier
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With her husband
Laurence Olivier
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Beautiful Vivian :)
The angle of her head is
weird, but I love color photos
of her, as there are so few :(
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Another gorgeous smile :)
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She has very defined cheekbones ;)
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*Sigh* Vivian Leigh truly is my style paragon. She embodied grace, class, and poise, although she had a very tragic life. At home and in the public, her style was classic and dramatic... pure gorgeousness. I hope that you were inspired by Miss Leigh's exquisite style. :)
God bless, my dear readers! :)
~Southern Belle

4 comments:

Our Life and Journey! said...

Yes!!! Exquisite!

Southern Belle said...

Oh, I love your comments :) They are all so sweet and lovely!

StanwyckFan said...

Hello there,

I just found your blog and I must say I enjoy very much reading all of the things you have to say - I love your ideas on fashion. I also love the fact that you like Vivien Leigh (as far as I can tell she must be for you what Barbara Stanwyck is for me). I just watched my first Vivien Leigh movie last night (Waterloo Bridge, 1940), and I couldn't help thinking of you as I watched her pull off her elbow-length gloves finger-by-finger. ;) I hope you'll drop by my blog (http://theswingmood.blogspot.com/) sometime soon and say hello. I'd love to hear from you! <3

Sincerely,
Natalie

Ruthven said...

I LOVE Vivien... sadly though since she had an affair and was rather... aggressive about it (apparently) I would not call her classy in that sense, and Scarlett O'Hara was most certainly NOT classy either, but I love this post and hope you don't mind that I used a couple of your pics for my own post about her (don't worry, I ain't copying you though). :-)

I just accidentally stumbled upon this blog today while looking for pics of Vivien in some dresses other than her famous Scarlett ones, and it's perfect for me! how rare is it now to find women who DON'T scorn femininity, REAL femininity (or men for that matter), as in respect marriage and children, are modest, wise, quiet, etc. AND realize how important modesty is in fashion? thanks!

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