Countess Consuelo Crespi & The Art of Living with Grace

Just try and read the article on Countess Consuelo Crespi in the September issue of Vanity Fair and not wish you could hop a time machine and never come back. There is a reason why a certain period of cultural history still remains as romantic and beautiful as ever in my eyes. I would love to have lived during anytime from the late 19th Century to 1965. That seems to me when all the good stuff happened because so much was new, a surprise, an adventure. While breaking the rules may have been harder then it was also much more appreciated by some. Let’s put aside all the technological advances because while they certainly have made our lives easier and at times richer, without a doubt we have also lost a lot to those same advances. Some of what was lost can be found in this amazing article… An older, less sassy shot of the Countess below…

The shot above is from The Beautiful People’s Beauty Book by Princess Luciana Pignatelli, 1971 and below by Edward Hausner of The New York Times in 1961.

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