Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Why Life is Best Spent In Wide-Leg Pants and Espadrilles...

Beatrice Lillie and her son, Sir Robert Peel, Cannes, 1938 by John Phillips

Coco Chanel and Duke Laurino, Lido, 1930 (unknown photographer)

All images from the LIFE Archive

12 comments:

Beautiful world said...

Ahh.. the pearls.. the hat... the glamour! :D

me melodia said...

point proven.

Scott Fazzini said...

Oh... not only do I want Sir Robert Peel's outfit... I want Sir Robert Peel!

Jen said...

ah, coco is so fabulous. and i love espadrilles! :)

La Maison Fou said...

So had a pair of espadrilles in the day; so loved them too!
Where have they gone? So complementing with the white, wide leg pant!

Leslie

jones said...

Coco looks fantastic--but the Duke? I'm sure that you can get the true espadrilles (or alpargatas is Spain) in any regular shoe store in France or Spain in spring or summer. The real old style espadrilles, not the fake, super high wedges.

The Browns said...

check out seeberger's elegance for more of these looks! (if you haven't already of course!)

Wallflower Dispatches said...

Too true...bring back the 1930s or at least its trousers (pants)...

Prippy Handbook said...

I'm ready for spring... love that the best looks seem to always be in style!

Prippy Handbook said...

I'm ready for spring... love that the best looks seem to always be in style!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Couldn't agree more.

grace said...

Chanel Espadrilles are gorgeous and I bet they're really comfy. Perfect for spring days to walk on the beach yes? So trendy too!
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