Star Struck Style

oleg-cassini--768x1024Oleg Cassini (source: Fashion Reverie)

April 11 is Oleg Cassini’s birthday.

That portrait! If Instagram was around in the seventies, that would be the filter we would all use.

I discuss Oleg Cassini briefly in “Star Struck Style,” noting that the designer “was known for helping to create Jacqueline Kennedy’s signature look during her time as First Lady of the United States.” I go on to rant about the word “classic” and how it is used to describe the style of Jackie O. At the time, there was nothing classic about it.

Cassini was an innovator. In the article where I discovered the image I posted above, the author notes that “Vogue” magazine’s Hamish Bowles described Cassini’s signature look as “high-impact.” That’s one of those phrases that I use incessantly when I’m discussing Aries style. In my first book, “Cosmically Chic,” I even compared the energy that defines the Aries…

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