Bathing Beauty

While in D.C. recently I swung by the Newseum and saw plenty of memorable images, but the one I’m recalling on this warm summer day comes from old footage of the JFK clan cavorting in a pool. Surprisingly, Jackie frolics in a petaled bathing cap much like the one I saw my mother wear in the ’60s.  Even as a child I thought that putting plastic daisies on your head in order to keep your “do” done was silly, but that footage showed me that my very stylish mother was just keeping up with the Kennedys.

I couldn’t find a still image of Jackie in her petaled cap, but it looked something like this:

The 60's

I did find this charming image of her in her fringed toque. Oh, Jackie.

 

I swim in sleek lycra or silicone helmets that are no more flattering than the festooned bathing caps of the past. Seeing the queen of Camelot in her aquatic garden bonnet made me think that a little froufrou on top could actually be an attractive option, if I dared.  Alas, I have no modern Jackie O to lead the way.

Photos from Vogue, Froot Loops, and Jaques Lowe Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
This entry was posted in Style and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

  • On Instagram

    • Day 8 | Shadows. Sunset casting shadows on my second upside cake of the season. This one (from @doriegreenspan new “Everyday Dorie”) features pears on the top/bottom and Chinese Five Spice in the cake batter. Taking it to another work-out class holiday party (mine last week, MJ’s this week.) My mother is a fabulous baker but I don’t remember her baking upside down cakes. So they seem exotic to me even though they’re simple to make. #decemberreflections2018 #doriegreenspan