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She's aging well. No botox weird look.

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I agree with you. She ages with grace which is kinda refreshing to see. Good for her

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Looking at those pictures, I can't help but think that Caroline must have hired a stylist or use her mother's fashion connections. She doesn't look bad in those pics, but she looks so much more chic these days.

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Looking at those pictures, I can't help but think that Caroline must have hired a stylist or use her mother's fashion connections. She doesn't look bad in those pics, but she looks so much more chic these days.
Indeed...

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I suppose that, throughout the years, she's found the style that really works for her, a kind of classic minimalism, which doesn't follow trends, but is pretty timeless imo...

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Article from Lesley Jane Seymour about CKS's style entitled :

'Caroline Kennedy: just dowdy enough for the new depression'.


Fashionistas are poking fun at her old-money (read: dusty) wardrobe: "What's with that awful ladies-who-lunch jacket?" one of them wailed recently over lunch. And it's all too apparent that her stance on skin care is au naturel. "She could use a boatload of Botox!" said one particularly catty friend. But they're all missing the boat. To me, Caroline is dead-on to become the doyenne of fashion's new direction: Dowdy Chic.

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The "ladies who lunch" jacket (with a string of pearls) screams old money

As we move into an era where (much much) less is more, Caroline is our perfect mascot. Her clothes are so understated, they practically shout "investment dressing." And she's certainly not carrying a flashy $26,000 "It Bag" (which she could afford if she wanted to, which makes her disdain all the more inspiring). Her look is sensible, serious and efficient. As it suddenly becomes chic to know where every penny of your investments are going, to keep tabs on every paperclip you buy, and to shop your own closet for the gems you buried there while accidentally dancing on the edge of the volcano, Caroline can become our monetary muse.

So leave her alone. Who knows if she can help "upstate" or wangle money out of Washington. There's one job she's definitely qualified for: getting us ready for what's coming... Camelot in a cloth coat.

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With the puffy winter coat that's been with her throughout her campaign

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In her favored uniform: a plain white button-up and blazer

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Wearing a slightly frumpy dress and cardigan combo (note the pearls)

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A scarf under a shirt? That's practically Republican

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Caroline sans make-up

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'Judging Caroline Kennedy by her looks'

Like it or not, a politician's appearance matters. Kennedy's suggests she isn't passionate about being a New York senator.

By Tracy Qyan,Thursday 8 January 2009.

Why isn't the mainstream media as obsessed with Caroline Kennedy's looks as they were with Sarah Palin's? When Slate's Susanna Breslin raised this question recently, readers took the bait. "Objectifying women is so 1980s." "The writer should be ASHAMED." "What if Chris Wallace had asked this?"

So if a male TV presenter can't get away with discussing a woman's face or figure, neither should a female blogger?

There's an assumption that dissecting and studying a woman's appearance can only spring from a lack of respect, especially when she's a political candidate. Even if the verdict is a resounding "phwoar", we're supposed to be offended on her behalf because senators and veeps shouldn't be judged on their looks.

Hillary Clinton, whose pantsuits, headbands, helmet hair and senatorial cleavage preoccupied pundits for years, will soon depart from the Senate floor to head the department of state. Although she never traded explicitly on her looks, she uses her appearance to connect with us.

New York has been atwitter over the possibility that Caroline might fill Hillary's Senate seat, so why aren't Caroline's hair and accessories fodder for the press? Could this mean she's not being taken seriously? Or that she's less hated by her detractors than Sarah and Hillary were by theirs? Breslin's query isn't as light as it sounds.

Caroline's looks do matter as much as any politician's in this visually advanced culture, but she's rather a special case.

The fashion choices of Sarah or Hillary inspire comment because both were middle-class unknowns who made something of themselves. You probably have only a vague idea what Hillary's dad looked like, and whatever you know is a result of Hillary putting herself on the map, along with her origins. The same can be said about Sarah – though I'm amazed how much we know in such a short time about the extended Palin clan.

Clothes, hair, nails and lipstick – these bits and pieces of a persona represent some aspect of what Sarah and Hillary have accomplished. They've gone out of their way to construct themselves for public life, and we reward them by caring how they look. You can argue that Palin was managed (and dressed) by handlers during the 2008 election, but there's no doubt she was grooming herself before all that happened.

And since these women were fairly anonymous at one time, we get to know them through their clothes, hair and facial mannerisms, not the family tree. Their looks make us stop, click and listen – even though neither is a world-class beauty and not all who listen are in agreement.

Caroline, of course, tells a different story. When you gaze upon Caroline, you're not looking at how she invented herself – you're aware of the forces that made her. She looks less like an actor in America's unfolding history than a product of it. That's the fate of many aristocrats or members of a long-running dynasty.

Recently, Caroline staged a very public lunch at Sylvia's, the Harlem landmark, with Al Sharpton, another self-made pol. I'm curious to hear the woman who wants to be our senator, but it's hard to concentrate on her interview, recorded by the New York Times. The Kennedy features are distracting. She looks more like her uncle Robert than her mother Jackie, though her profile offers a fleeting reminder of Jackie.

It must take some additional integrity to find your own way as a woman without going insane when your mum is Jackie O.

Manhattan, where Caroline grew up, is populated with women who have been influenced by Jackie's style. For many years, Kenneth Salon, a cozy townhouse on East 54th Street, was a popular place to get waxed and beautified because of Jackie's patronage. Even if you aren't aware of it, you've likely done things with a scarf or sunglasses that owe a great deal to the former first lady. And, while Caroline mulls (or flubs) her chances of becoming senator, Michelle Obama's style is being compared to that of ... the potential senator's mum.

As I study the landscape of Caroline's face, my first coherent thought is: clearly not another New York salon addict. You may resent (as her critics do) the fact that she's privileged, but I admire Caroline for choosing not to look like spackled perfection. Sometimes she glows, but she has also appeared in public looking furrowed and wan. Next to Sharpton, she appears unvarnished. Is that a bad thing?

Caroline's looks are as inconsistent as New York's weather, but the contrast can be unsettling. Endorsing Barack Obama at American University and the Democratic National Convention last year, Caroline looked girlish and pretty, with a smile that was modest yet contagious. Endorsing herself for senator in front of Sylvia's, there was no pleasure in her smile. This doesn't make you want to campaign for her, but the expectation is that, after being appointed to the job, she would have to win an election in 2010.

How can she look so lovely during someone else's campaign and so unprepared on behalf of herself?

Some women shine in a supportive, cheerleading role. You can't resist them when they're doing what makes them happy. In a city inhabited by millions of women who came from nowhere to get a piece of the pie for ourselves, this virtue is hard to find. Caroline is neither a hustler nor a go-getter. We should respect her for being the best Kennedy she can be. The problem isn't arrogance, as some are suggesting – it's probably her lack of ambition.

My message to Caroline: If running for office in 2010 doesn't make your face light up the way it did when you were telling us to vote for Obama, you have got to withdraw from this process. As Senator John McCain demonstrated, there's nothing more disheartening than a candidate who doesn't want to win.

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Profile in Style: Caroline Kennedy

By FASHIONOLOGIE 12/19/2008

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Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, walking the walk in a kimono top and chic pants.

Can Caroline Kennedy bring to the Senate what everyone is counting on Michelle Obama to bring to the White House? We're talking style, of course. Sure, there's the little matter of Ms. Kennedy actually earning herself that New York spot, but can you imagine what kind of one-two fashion punch Kennedy and Obama would bring? It's high time Dior-loving French first lady Carla Bruni had a little competition.

If anyone has a fashion pedigree, it's Caroline—she is the daughter of Jackie O, after all. She favors Carolina Herrera, from her couture silk organza wedding gown back in 1986 to her more recent choice of a chic navy Herrera dress to this year's Democratic National Convention. But fashion knows no bounds for Ms. Kennedy—she's even been known to appear front row at Marc Jacobs.

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Thanks for finding those articles! It's interesting to read the media's take on her style sense. "Dowdy chic" LOL! Somehow it is both complimentary and insulting yet it is the perfect description. (But BOO!!! to the person who suggested she needed botox in one of those interviews!)

Maybe she's just never been interested in fashion. Which to some degree makes sense: excepting Jackie and Carolyn, none of the Kennedy women are exactly known for their style sense. (Even Maria Shriver's style is typical reporter/Hollywood wife/California first lady, nothing groundbreaking.)

It is ironic that of Jackie's children, it was John, Jr., that developed an interest in fashion. On one hand, I find it sort of sad because Caroline would look amazing in lot of runway clothes. (I think she would rock Chanel and Prada.) On the other hand, I'm glad she didn't become like Jackie--because Jackie devoted too much time to being a jet-set fashionista and too little time to using her intelligence actively within the political, social or charitable spheres.

I had to laugh at the observation about "investment pieces" given that Jackie, even before she was First Lady, was heavily criticized for her spendthrift habits.

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Good point about the Kennedy women and fashion. The ones who had the most esteem, fashion wise, married into the family: Jackie and CBK. JFK Jr. was quite fashionable, wasn't he? I remember always enjoying the latest images of him on the NYC streets, with some quaint hat or scarf or something. Caroline is more sensible than fashionable. She's like Princess Anne, only prettier (much prettier!!!!) and obviously sleeker and more modern. Still, they both dress because they have to, more than for showing off, and her daughters seem to follow her example.

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Caroline is more sensible than fashionable. She's like Princess Anne, only prettier (much prettier!!!!) and obviously sleeker and more modern. Still, they both dress because they have to, more than for showing off, and her daughters seem to follow her example.
Well said!

If Jackie O. wasn't her mother, Caroline probably wouldn't get mocked for fashion choices. (Queen Elizabeth has never been viewed as a style icon, so nobody cares if Princess Anne is one or not.)

Caroline also values her privacy, which may be another reason why she has long chose to to remain low-key with the clothing that she wears: she's not going to capture the attention if photographers if she looks typical. (She also avoids many high society and political functions.)

Slightly off-topic, but I didn't realize until I read those 2 articles linked that the Ladies That Lunch Look was considered unfashionable, right down to the pearls, nowadays.

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