Eternal Style

JFK Jr. and Carolyn

It is hard to believe that it has been eighteen years since the tragic passing of John F. Kennedy Jr. and his beautiful wife, Carolyn Bessette in 1999. Even after all of these years, it’s hard to wrap one’s head around how and why these two young, vibrant people along with Carolyn’s sister, Lauren could have their lives cut short in their very prime. It’s truly unfathomable, yet somehow, it happened. John Jr. had unparalleled charisma and charm. He was handsome, intelligent, and was part of American royalty– a true dreamboat. To this day, I am inspired by Carolyn’s chic, effortless, and eternal style. The fact that they left this earth together is terribly tragic, yet it another way, it is romantic to think that one would never have to be without the other.

I can’t help but wonder where their lives might have taken them and where they’d be today if not for that fateful flight. I am sure it is a question that haunts those closest to them and suspect that might have been the impetus for the new documentary, I am JFK, Jr. which will play in selected theaters on July 22nd and will then air on Spike TV on August 1st at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Be sure to set your DVR because it seems like a very compelling look at the life, aspirations, and legacy of JFK Jr. In fact, his friends all seem to think he would have likely run for President at some point. If only…

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JFK Carolyne Wedding

The Trailer for I am JFK Jr. 

Paloma Signature

{Photographs 1-4 via Harpers Bazaar | Photograph 5 via Vogue}

7 thoughts on “Eternal Style

  1. There were lots of extreme fashions in the ’90s, but also lots of simplicity. Just look at that wedding dress–it will never be out of style, even if there are fads for lots of frou-frou. And that camel pencil skirt with a black sweater–totally current. She’s a lesson in how to look great forever, and it’s so sad that they died so young.

  2. Couldn’t agree more with Taste of France’s comments. Carolyn’s style was classic, incredibly tasteful and absolutely timeless.
    Can’t believe it’s been 18 years.

  3. They died on July 1999. I will never for when it happened. I was just remarried and we were leaving the country, all that was on the TV was news of the crash. Tragic.

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