Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash– and this week she shared that the “black cat” is her gorgeous prize winning black Persian show cat. Well done.
Fashion Flash is growing with five new members and new topics and this week I am so delighted to introduce you to Society Wellness, an amazing health, diet and fitness site. It was founded by Florida based Melanie Kasper who is a professional dancer, certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. For in-depth information on her site she has assembled an impressive group of contributors with degrees that range from nutrition to oriental medicine. Melanie is also a vegan and her recipes are packed with both great taste and turbo powered nutrition. Since I found her recipe for vegan basil tomato cream sauce three weeks ago, I’ve made it three times. Yes, its that good.
Fashion Flash Book Review: What Jackie Taught Us by Tina Santi Flaherty
To women of my generation, Jacqueline Kennedy was the gold standard for the ideal woman. While there are many style icons, Jackie was much more than a fashion billboard. By example and charm, she made education and culture important and accepted. She had a passion for languages, art, photography and history that she used to raise the tone of American dialogue. She made it socially acceptable for a woman to be both smart and beautiful, creating a durable role model for women like Sheryl Stanberg and Melissa Myer to eventually follow.
What Jackie Taught Us was first published in 2004 and now on the twentieth anniversary of her death, it has been reissued with wonderful comments by people who knew her. Friends like Hemingway biographer A.E. Hotchner, and columnist Liz Smith share their “Jackie” stories that remind us of her poise, grace and zest for living. In addition to decoding her timeless fashion, the author details the powerful and lasting impact Jackie had on American culture. For example her renovation of the White House was not about swatches and paint, but about restoring and recognizing landmarks in American history. With seemimgly effortless charm she pursuaded both Republican and Democratic collectors to donate their prize possesions such as Thomas Jefferson’s ink well and George Washington’s armchair back to the White House. .
What Jackie Taught Us is a perfect weekend read and I combined a copy of the book with a pair of oversize sunnies for a birthday gift to a BFF who shares my enthusiasm of all things Jackie.