Lily Elsie (8 April 1886 – 16 December 1962) was a very popular stage actress and singer of the Edwardian era.

So beautiful. Lily Elsie, popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Grace Kelly, photo by Howell Conant

The beautiful Grace Kelly! This Princess has been a fashion icon for many women through the years! I hope some of these beautiful old style come back because they were absolutely gorgeous!

Grace Kelly

Classic beauty - Grace Kelly during her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in April in a gown by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. A style which influenced the gown Catherine Middleton wore in 2011 on her wedding day to Prince William.

Maude Fealy

The stunning Maude Fealy - was a star of the Edwardian stage and silent films. She had a tempestuous love life that included several marriages and a lesbian affair. This beautiful portrait is from a vintage postcard.

Note to self: I must really try and make more of an effort each morning

csebastian: “ photographer: Gordon Parks Life Magazine, 1952 black and white, vintage, in fur photo via dovima_is_devine / Starlet Showcase also: Gordon Parks

While on assignment in Lima, Peru, Irving Penn would photograph model Jean Patchett on her first Vogue assignment for the editorial, “Flying Down to Lima.” Penn’s well-known image of the then 22-year-old model was reportedly taken candidly, as Patchett awaited the next scene, unknowing of the camera upon her.

Irving Penn, Vogue Fashion Photograph (Café in Lima) , Peru (Jean Patchett), 1948

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