Thursday, September 30, 2010

Josephine Baker Inspiration Board

Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy are all known for a certain simple chicness and restrained elegance in their style. There is nothing restrained about icon Josephine Baker, and we love her for it. This is a woman who had a pet cheetah named Chiquita, and often performed wearing only a skirt made of artificial bananas and a Tiffany's store worth of diamonds. She was glamorous, she was sultry, and she was absolutely dazzling-- even when she wasn't dripping with jewelry. Josephine's take on fashion was infused with a sexy playfulness that reflected both her time on the stage and her love of France. Ooh la la!

Photo credits: animal print lounge chairs (Taylor Jackson Photography), pink bridesmaid dress (Jason Wu), Josephine Baker, bride with feather boa (, fur coat (, necklaces (, tablescape (Joseph Allen Photography), hat (, purse and sparkly dress (, Josephine Baker, bride with feathers (, cake (Utterly Engaged), shoes (, art deco reception (