How to be …….Grace Kelly
A fabulous Hollywood actress, active philanthropist, the namesake of Hermes’ best-selling Kelly Bag AND the Princess of Monaco, it’s difficult to see why anyone wouldn’t want to be Grace Kelly. The star of glamorous films like High Society and Rear Window, Grace had chic style sense, pretty features, impeccably coiffured hair, an unrivalled sophistication, and an incredibly successful career. How can you become here you may ask? Well why not start by following these five easy steps:
Invest in an elegant wardrobe
While she may have had her heyday half a century ago, Grace’s immaculate style has proven to be timeless. Full skirts, Capri pants, off-the-shoulder tops, shirt dresses and tailored suits are all well and good for everyday style statements but there really is nothing wrong with wearing a strapless ball gown to the shops- just ignore any curious stares. Donning some large tortoiseshell sunglasses and a headscarf goes without saying.
Cut your hair into a feminine bob
This truly is an essential step in your transformation and if you’re not committed enough or don’t suit the cut, you better start searching for a new role model.
Born to affluence, Grace received a first-class education at a prestigious girl’s school while juggling various sophisticated social events. If you didn’t have the same level of schooling, just pretend to be clever by properly enunciating your words, swatting up on your general knowledge and pretending to look thoughtful and not confused when a difficult subject is being discussed. Adopting a foreign accent often helps too.
You may not be the founder of a worldwide children’s charity or have a foundation supporting film, dance and theatre named after you but that doesn’t mean you should leave this one out. Donate your pre-Grace wardrobe to your local charity shop or volunteer at a local soup kitchen.
The world may have less and less eligible Princes in it as the years go on but following in Grace’s savvy footsteps and taking a trip to Monaco is never a bad idea. The loving wife of Prince Rainier of Monaco for exactly half her life, Grace proves to young women everywhere that anyone can become a Princess. Just be prepared to quit your normal life for years of duty and philanthropic deeds.