I thought for this week's inspiration pictures I would show you some of my favorites from Jessica McClintock's Simply Romantic Decorating Book.
This is her home in San Francisco. She lives less than an hour away from me.
Here is Jessica. Look at her beautiful lace cuffs. I first heard about Jessica McClintock when I was in Jr. High in the 70s. Her company Gunne Sax made beautiful dresses and they were THE thing to have when I was in Jr. High. Now, I love her cologne more than her dresses! I've also heard that she has a furniture line.
Her home is very formal, elegant and extravagant. I can appreciate it's beauty but I can't imagine living in such a huge house. I do love looking at the beautiful architecture and decor though. I've just started reading the book but as I was browsing through it I saw that Francis Ford Coppola had edited the God Father in this house. It has it's own cutting room for movies!
I thought I would share with you my very 1st Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax Dress. I remember vividly how excited I was to get this dress for my 8th grade graduation in 1974. Remember...Gunne Sax was THE THING to have when I was in Jr. High. This was my awkward stage and I can't believe I'm actually putting this picture on my blog. (I'm on the right) I also wore a Gunne Sax dress to my Senior Ball in High School but the only picture I have of it is a wallet size picture with 5 couples so you can't really see the dress.
If you would like to see more of Jessica McClintock, she has a website: http://www.jessicamcclintock.com