Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Style Icon - Nancy Cunard





Feeling inspired by Nancy's stacked bangles and turbans at the moment. Heir to the Cunard shipping company, Nancy fought her upper class roots to become a political activist in the early part of the 20th century, fighting against racism and fascism. She hung around with the Dadaists and Surrealists and even published her own poetry. She suffered mental illness and poor physical health, worsened by alcoholism, poverty, and self-destructive behavior. At age 69 she weighed only 60 pounds when she was found on the streets of Paris. She died 2 days later in hospital. Her ashes rest in the Pere-Lachaise cemetery. Rock n Roll, baby!

15 comments:

  1. Her style was completely ahead of it's time, great icon x

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  2. Absolutely love the multitude of bangles look. Cool for cats! ALSO nice new hairdo missus! xx

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  3. she sounds fierce I'm liking her already..sorry for my ignorance at not knowing who she was at first...

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  4. Love the bangle stack and must try wear my turban on the side, looks hot!

    Sleekit x

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  5. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  6. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  7. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  8. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  9. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  10. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  11. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  12. look at that gaze... amazing woman indeed!

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  13. omg sorry I didn't mean to spam your comment box!!!!! dunno what happened!!!

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