Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pamela Keogh Books

Although Pamela Keogh is not a Southerner, I just love her books; they are so well written and attractive. A little fact about me: The early 1900’s – 1950’s is my favorite time period in American history, and I absolutely love the Hollywood Golden Age! I love reading about Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Jackie Kennedy {yes, I realized she wasn’t an actress} all these women were such style icons {and still are}, determined, and ahead of their time. Pamela Keogh’s biographies are some of the best I have read. How she is able to write and portray someone’s life though fashion, pictures, and interesting information and stories sets her biographies apart from others. Keogh brings these books to life by drawing on original interviews with Hubert de Givenchy, Nancy Reagan, Ralph Lauren, Steven Spielberg, Oleg Cassin, Valentino, John Loring, family members and friends, just to name a few. If you have not read a biography by Pamela Keogh I highly recommend you do so, you won’t be sorry! 

Audrey Style with close to a hundred color and black and white photographs, and original designer sketches from Hubert de Givenchy, Edith Head, Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Manolo Blahnik, plus some more, “Audrey Style gives measure to the grace, humor, intelligence, generosity, and inimitable fashion sense that was Audrey Hepburn.”
Jackie Style contains a hundred beautiful rare photographs, and sketches, and “never-before-published personal letters, memos, and essays”. Jackie Style re-creates both Jackie’s history, wonderful sense of fashion and style, and the world she came from. 
What Would Audrey Do? is the book that answers what would the woman do who epitomized grace and style, not only in fashion but within herself, in modern times. This book contains insight from the people who knew her best and Audrey-inspired lessons in “loveliness, including: Dating advice, how to travel and what to pack, helping others, and so much more useful advice. 
Are You A Jackie or A Marilyn? contains advice based on the details of Jackie’s and Marilyn’s private and public lives. “Any woman who has aspired to Marilyn’s sultry allure or Jackie’s unstoppable elegance will love there entertaining lessons on channeling your inner Jackie or Marilyn in any situation”.


  1. My mum would love these books! She is obsessed with all things Audrey Hepburn!


    1. I love Audrey Hepburn! Your mom would definitely enjoy Audrey Style, it has so many beautiful photographs!


  2. I'm looking for an end of the summer read... I'll have to check one of these out. I don't know if you watch the TV show Mad Men or not but they did a story arc on the idea that women in the 50's were either a Jackie or a Marilyn...guess it applies in 2013 too!

    1. You definitely should! Jackie Style and Are You A Jackie or Marilyn are my top two picks. Believe it or not I haven't seen Mad Men before, but I will have to check it out soon!