Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Style Icon: Zelda Fitzgerald



Zelda Fitzgerald is one of America's favorite tragic heroines. "Zelda: A Biography" by Nancy Milford really does a great job of explaining why. Zelda was charismatic and beautiful, full of her life. She and F. Scott Fitzgerald were the Jazz Age personified. Zelda was also mentally unbalanced, and she spent her whole life searching for her art and being in the shadow of her husband. 


Her style is undeniable -- a true-blue flapper with plenty of money to spend. Apparently, photos don't do her beauty justice, but she still looks lovely and alive and fun, doesn't she? An American style icon, for sure. 

7 comments:

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Beautiful & creative--no wonder Fitzgerald fell so hard for her...

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Love this tribute to her. Zelda was indeed very special and all who knew her said that she quite simply 'glowed'.

Winter Moon said...

Definitely a style icon :)

Connie said...

I'm kind of obsessed with Zelda. Don't you wish there were more photos of her? I sure do.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That book sounds interesting!

Larissa said...

What a nice post! I did not know much about Zelda before! Thanks for sharing this!
Lots of love!
xx

Melanie said...

Poor little rich girl. Joan Mitchell the painter had the same thing, very wealthy family, trying hard to hide the fact, but it certainly got her ahead professionally. Personally, she had a few smash-ups. Wealth does not buy contentment.