Archive for the ‘Jacqueline Kennedy’ Category

History Monday: It’s History!!!!

June 9, 2008

  

                           Vogue Cover 1963

 Answer:      “Standing Tall”

Question:      Bernard Rudofsky?

“Yep!  Vienna trained architect Bernard Rudofsky became an intellectual celebrity.   Although not household name, Rudofsky questioned every aspect of modernism (from architecture and museum installations to textiles and fashion)….The 1944 show “Are Clothes Modern?”  that he curated at the Museum of Modern Art (in NYC) included shoes…. (Some of which he ridiculed for their unwearableness and others which he praised–were modeled after sandals from “antiquity”)….Soon after, Rudofsky founded “Bernardo Sandals” and by 1960 the fabulous and the one and only Jackie O (aka Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy) was said to own 16 colors of the same pair….

      Rudofsky designed the American pavilion for the 1958  Worlds Fair in Brussels and  after decamping to Japan he analyzed Japanese culture in “The Kimona Mind”…..Bernardo Sandals was relaunched in 2001….

(Renee’s Aside:  “I’d like one pair of each Bernardo Sandals design–in every color–in exchange for a motion picture product placement….”)  special thanks: Carol Kino (NYT)

A “CONCETED” PANT SUIT OR A “CONCEDED”  PANT SUIT….

                         Hillary Clinton portrait 

 Either way–IT  (the pant suit) belongs in the  Smithsonian”….Or it belongs on exhibit at the next “Costume Institute Gala”….

                                                     Anna Wintour of Vogue 

 

Tom and Katie at the 2008 Costume Institute Gala 

Above Tom and Katie and Anna Wintour (of Vogue attending  The MET’s 2008 “Costume Institute Gala” held annually in New York City )

VIDEO: COSTUME– “ONE LAST TIME” ….

Disney will distribute Renee Baker Studios’  first motion picture, in movie theatres worldwide, under an “output deal” valued at $73.5 million dollars…..

“ADDENDUM” TO CHRISTMAS DAY (2007)

December 24, 2007

                                           

Maureen O’Hara’s Miracle Blue Topaz                                     

                               

                                                              

                                                                         Maureen O’Hara in Miracle on 34th St                                            

  

                                                       Miracle On 34th St 2

( I,  Renee Ashley Baker,  will “not” be “going to lunches” I will,  however be having dinner with U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy  and with Disney’s Robert Iger  in my new home in Washington DC  as–I will be Executive Producing Renee Baker Studios’ first motion picture which,  will be  disributed by Disney in movie theatres worldwide….)

Miracle On 34th Street Natalie Wood

“MERRY  CHRISTMAS  CAROLINE  KENNEDY!”

                                   Caroline Kennedy

                                                                    

Best Actor:

Andy Griffith 1

              Andy Griffith 2 “A Face In The Crowd” dvd panel

Andy Griffith in “his” best performance turn in “A Face In The Crowd”.

Best Movies To See In Movie Theatres On Christmas Day:

National Treasure 1

Disney’s “National Treasure” (starring Nicholas Cage);  “Charlie Wilson’s War” (starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts);  “Atonement” (starring Vanessa Redgrave);  “Alien vs Predator” (from 20th Century Fox) plus… “August Rush”,  “Starting Out In The Evening”,  “Reservation Road”,   “I’m Not There”,  “P.S. I Love You”,  “The Bucket List”,  “The Kite Runner”, “Walk Hard”,   and “The Jane Austen Book Club”…. 

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts Charlie Wilson’s War

pictured above: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts starring in “Charlie Wilson’s War”

Best Movies Now On DVD: 

Legend: “The Elvis Collection” and “The Shirley Temple Collection” (at tvatlas.com);   Music: “Help” (starring The Beatles);   Action: “Blade Runer: The Final Cut” and “Live Free or Die Hard”;   Comic Book: “Spider-Man 3”;   Toys Come To Life: “Transformers”;   Wizardry: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix”;   Politics: “Lives Of Others” and “American Movie: The Documentary”;  Mystery/Thriller: “The DaVinci Code”.

Best Singing In Italian:

 

Best Opera Singer:  Pavarotti

Best Gifts: What Renee Ashley Baker Got For  Christmas

Chanel

Renee’s Chanel evening gown     

                                                                 Jimmy Choo Shoe Store

Renee’s pair of million dollar Jimmy Choo stilletos for “walker”  (thank you Disney, thank you Senator Kennedy and thank you Mr. Choo and they’ll stay in the Citibank bank safety deposit box).

                Fendi Russian Sable Coat

Renee’s Russian Sable Coat by Fendi

white Rolls Royce Corniche

Renee’s white-on-white Rolls Royce Corniche

                              Baronet Schoenbek

Renee’s $5.2 million dollar Washington DC mansion

Disney will distribute Renee Baker Studios’ first motion picture in movie theatres worldwide under a $73.5 million dollar output deal….

(Renee says, “Thank you Disney!” )

And…Best Recipes–For The Christmas Holidays: 

(From the “Opera”,  from Japan and  from China just  click link below)

www.splendora.com/members/reneeashleybaker/blog

Best Books (plus “Love Misc”)

December 22, 2007

                           Grace and Power CD panel

Best: (On “Politics”)

    For Love of Power book panel   

Love of Politics Power: “For Love Of Power” by Sally Bedell Smith                  

                                                                                                          Leading Ladies book panel

Leading Ladies Power:  “Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers” by Kay Bailey Hutchinson

                                                                                                          Power to the people book panel

 Inspiring Funny Political Power: “Power To The People” by Laura Ingraham

 The Times of my life book panel

Survival Political Power: “The Times Of My Life” by First Lady Betty Ford     

                                                                                                       The Fitzgerald’s and the Kennedys book panel

Greatness Of Power: “The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

   Grace and Power book panel

Grace Of Political Power: “Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House” by Sally Bedell Smith

Best: (On “How To”)

                                                                                                       The Right Words at the Right Time book panel

Word Power: “The Right Words At The Right time” by Marlo Thomas 

         Thank you power book panel                                                                                             

Manners Power: “Thank You Power: Making The Science of Gratitude Work For You” by Deborah Norville                                                                           

                                                                                                                      Freckle Power book panel

Freckle Power: “Freckle Face Strawberry” by Julianne Moore and LeUyen Pham

      A Studio Book panel

Invention Power: “Inventive Paris: A Studio Book by Diana Vreeland and Irving  Penn 

                                                                                                         When you need a lift book panel  

Power Lifting Power: “When You Need A Lift But—” by Joy Behar (of “The View”)

    Women and Money

Financial Power:  “Women and Money” by Suze Orman

                                                                                                    Belly laughs the naked truth book panel

Sexy Mommy Power:  “Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Children” by Jenny McCarthy 

     The body shape bible

Wardrobe Style Power: “The Body Shape Bible” by Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall     

                                                                                                                     In the Kennedy Style book panel   

 Kennedy Style Power: “In The Kennedy Style” by Letitia Baldridge    

Best: (On “How They’re Different”)  

      A Signature Life book panel 

“A Signature Life” by Princess Diane Von Furstenberg (designer of Renee Ashley Baker’s favorite “wrap”  dresses ) 

                                                                                                            confessions of an heiress book panel

Confessions Of An Heiress” by Paris Hilton

                                                                                                            

        Put On Your Pearls book panel     

“Put On Your Pearls Girls!” by Lulu Guiness and Martin Welch

Best Game, Set, Match: 

Quote:”Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match; Find me a find; Catch me a catch….” 

Books:                             

                                                                                                   How To Marry A Fabulous Man book panel

“How To Marry A Fabulous Man” by Pari Livermore

How to Date Men book panel

“How To Date Men” by Janis Spindel

Websites:

To meet rich guys:  Pocketchangeny.com 

To meet any guy, quickly:  Hurrydate.com 

To meet men scientifically speaking:  Scientificmatch.com

Best to turn up old flames: Christmas Gifts From The Heart:

1.  Write a “love letter” on beautiful stationary–(on Christmas Eve).

2.   Talk, together, about your future plans — (in ten years).

3.   Give each personalized coupons for:

       a.  Control over the remote (for a week).

       b.   A “boys night out”.

        c.  A “massage”.

  4.    Go on a “wacky date” — (bowling or ice skating).

Best Shopping You Can “Still” Do: ( stores open till 10pm ! )

  Fendi Russian Sable Coat   

Renee’s Ashley Baker’s Russian Sable Coat by Fendi ($181,000)

 Lexus Special Edition at Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com) 

            

                                                                Lexus Neiman Marcus

                        Chanel #5 perfume  (fragrance.net)

Sona “faux” 80 ct diamond & ruby necklace (sona.com)

                                                                                                      Sona Faux Diamond Necklace

Ariel–award winning non-alcoholic wine               Ariel non-alcoholic wine  

             Magner’s Irish Cider        Magner’s Irish Cider (magnerscider.com)

                                                                          

                                                                             Vermont Mansion House Maple Syrup

Vermont Mansion House Maple Syrup  

                                                                                                      Sharper Image paper shredder               

     Sharper Image Desktop Paper Shredder

                                                                                                                                         Sears Wish Book             Sears “Wish Book”  for 2007

Best Santa Video:

PREVIEW: BEST “STYLE IN ENTERTAINING”

December 21, 2007

In the Kennedy Style book panelIn the Kennedy Style book panel

MOST EXPENSIVE WEDNESDAY: “JACKIE O”

November 4, 2007

                 First Lady Jackie Kennedy by Andy Warhol                                                       

                                                     Windblown Jackie by Ron Galella 

The First Lady: A  ‘Most Expensive’ Second Act

Did you know that while married to Aristotle Onassis Jacqueline Kennedy received a set of earrings as a birthday present to commemorate the “Apollo 11” mission?   In “Jackie Oh!” by Kitty Kelley the earrings are described as follows:  “A sapphire-studded earth (globe)  at the ear and a large ruby moon hanging from a chain.  The Apollo Ship was attached to a thin gold thread which circled the sapphire earth and then dropped down to the ruby moon”.  And…did you know that Aristotle, the attentive and  adoring husband, made a habit of leaving a little surprise for Jackie on her breakfast tray each morning, even if he was thousands of miles away?  Sometimes it was a poem, but more often it was a gold or diamond bracelet.  Once, Jackie found a string of Japanese cultured pearls wrapped around a roll….

(pause here,  for Renee’s aside: “Wow! That gives a whole new meaning to “with six you get egg roll”….now continue reading….)

Ari happily indulged his wife Jackie’s spending sprees.   In “The $20,000,000 Honeymoon” author Fred Sparks let the title speak for itself.  Sparks calculated that the  ‘$20 million’  broke down to approximately $384,615.33  cents per week.*

special thanks: *above paragraph taken from previously published source material.