Iconic Jackie Onassis On The Island Of Skorpios

This week I taught a makeup class on iconic women.

I was amazed that students had never heard of Jackie Onassis/Jackie Kennedy. 

Growing up I was fascinated with her, not so much during the Kennedy days, but during the time she spent married to Ari Onassis.

How perfect could life be if you were married to a Greek shipping tycoon, at the time the wealthiest man in the world, spending large amounts of time on your own private island? The combination of her personal sense of style, the island (Skorpios) and the fabulous pictures of her on Ari’s yacht (the Christina) and frolicking around the island of Capri had me mesmerized.

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Skorpios

Skorpios island is in the Ionian sea. Heavily forested with sandy beaches, Skorpios was the site of Onassis’ wedding to the former first lady, Jackie Kennedy in 1968. Onassis, his son Alexander and his daughter Christina were all buried on the island.

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Skorpios Island

Ari Onassis’ granddaughter Athina Roussel inherited the island upon her mother’s death, but only visited it twice. In 2013 she sold it (via 100 year lease) to a Russian heiress, Ekaterina Rybolovleva.

It seems such a shame to have this island and it’s fascinating history pass out of the Onassis family. 

Wouldn’t you love to have your own Greek Island? I would adore it.

Here are some images of Jackie O on the island of Skorpios.

Her sensational sense of style is timeless. If you stepped out today in one of Jackie O’s outfits you would be 100% on point. Which is why her look is iconic.

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Ari and Jackie Onassis on board his yacht The Christina

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Midweek Wisdom #6 Vintage Images of Celebrities In airports, With A Quote


I never get tired of looking at pictures of Audrey Hepburn.
She is iconic, timeless, the epitome of femininity and a very approachable beauty.
I love her body of work, and I love her body of good works.
I also love her quotes. I have one for you below.
I believe…

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Audrey Hepburn, Rome 1968

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and
I believe in miracles.

Midweek Wisdom #5

Don’t you just love this image?
Shirley Maclaine looking entirely fabulous in long black gloves and rhinestone glasses,
rocking a little PanAm-glam in 1960 at Idlewild airport,
on her way to Italy.

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Shirley Maclaine traveling to Italy from Idlewild, 1960

Midweek Wisdom quote #5

Don’t let your past steal your future.

Move on.”