Little Edie. 1940's Uber-chic

 "I can tell what’s inside a person right away. Mother and I can see behind the masks; we’re artists, it’s the artist’s eye. Jackie has it, too.” says little Edie
I've long been a grey gardens fan, so there was no way i could let this Edie Beale-inspired editorial slide by without a post.Haven't you still seen the original documentary, click HERE immediately to watch it on hulu (the 'beales of grey gardens' follow-up feature is pretty major as well).
If by some twisted tragedy you still haven't red about Edie's life... Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens was First Cousin to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She was an American socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer.
"On July 29, 1952, Beale returned to live with her mother in the East Hampton estate Grey Gardens (at 3 West End Road).

After the 1963 death of the Beales' caretaker and handyman Tom "Tex" Logan, and a burglary in 1968, the women lived in near isolation and, eventually, poverty. Mother and daughter reportedly remained independent by selling off their Tiffany pieces item by item.
On October 22, 1971, inspectors from the Suffolk County Health Department raided the house and discovered that it violated every known building regulation. The story became a national scandal. Health Department officials said they would evict the women unless the house was cleaned.
The Beales then rose to fame as a result of the Maysles brothers' 1975 direct cinema documentary film Grey Gardens. The film revealed the strong and dysfunctional ties between Mrs. Beale and Little Edie. - wikipedia -

Editorial: Alana Zimmer by Mark Seliger for Vogue Spain October 2010


Image source: fashion gone rouge

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