Many try to make her out to be the Right's Jakie O'. Was she really that fashionable?
Nancy Reagan, Stylish?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/18/2012|
she gave the BEST blojobs
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/19/2011|
Actually, depending on your taste, she was. But not nearly as glamorous as Jackie.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/19/2011|
Plus she was butt ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/19/2011|
Sadly, by the time Nancy and bubu brains made it to the white house, she had already become a giant head on a tooth pick. Her clothes may have been fashionable, but keep in mind, that old broad is 5 years older than she admits. She'll be 95 in July.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/19/2011|
She wore Adolfo for crissakes! That's like the Dockers of the ladies who lunch set.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/19/2011|
Oh please there were plenty of right wing ladies that were much more glamorous than Nancy - Nan Kempner, Betsey Bloomingdale, Lynn Wyatt to name a few. God I miss the 80's.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/19/2011|
R1 = vouch.
She was hardly a beauty from out of the gate, with that large oddly shaped head, protuberant jawline and too-wide mouth. The latter does explain her ability to give good head I guess.
Plus she had an ugly body - no upper body and thick, ugly legs with serious cankles.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/19/2011|
The only stylish thing about Nancy Reagan is the fact that Nazimova was her Godmother.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/19/2011|
She's an ugly, racist cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/19/2011|
The fugly cunt used to treat her stylist/clothiers like shit. I have a couturier friend who made a suit for her way back when. She was a rude cunt from the start and he finally just GAVE her the suit without payment because she was so fucking picky and rude.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/19/2011|
Her inaugural gowns were terribly unflattering. She was a tiny little old thing, and the one-shoulder gown showed off some very brittle, sagging areas. %0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/19/2011|
She dressed well sometimes. I liked the little red suits on her. But she overdressed often, and it betrayed her insecurity.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/19/2011|
You can add Marion Jorgensen to your list as well, R6. Rich, white, right wing Calif. society broads who would sooner cut you than look at you.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/19/2011|
FWIW, Lynn and Oscar Wyatt have long been Democratic supporters. Oscar Wyatt delivered a lot of money to LBJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/19/2011|
Is this some sort of "Bareback Mountain" code?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/19/2011|
Fashionable?%0D %0D Well, she BORROWED from a lot of fashionable designers and sellers.%0D %0D She never paid. She rarely gave them back.%0D %0D So, I'd have to say it was the clothes people that were fashionable.%0D %0D Nancy herself was cheap and entitled.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/19/2011|
Style involves more than just being a mannequin.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/19/2011|
She resembled a Pez dispenser -- giant head on a stick thin, linear body. Did I mention she had an enormous head?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/19/2011|
Are you really that stupid that you can't puzzle out who the topic of conversation is, R15?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/19/2011|
I don't think she was as fashionable as Jackie Kennedy.She did have an enourmous head and wasn't good looking. At least in my opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/18/2012|
She had piano stool legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/18/2012|
But did she have a giant head?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/18/2012|
Her look was not effortless.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/18/2012|
She wasn't attractive at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/18/2012|
I love that story that Nancy Reagan told to Larry King about pressuring John Travolta to ask Princess Diana to dance.
John, why don't you go ask Princess Diana to dance?
John... "Oh, no. I couldn't!"
Nancy... "John, you don't understand. She really wants to dance with you. Now, GO ON! Scoot!"
Notice who's clapping in the background.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/18/2012|
She was downright homely.
A First Lady as social-climbing and Marie Antoinette-ish as Nancy was would be raked over the coals today.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/18/2012|
She was no major beauty, even in her MGM days. I wonder why they signed her, she was very ordinary looking and had little glamour.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/18/2012|
just loved her one shoulder gown, I made one for myself
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/18/2012|
I don't see anyone clapping in the background, R25.
[quote]But she overdressed often, and it betrayed her insecurity.
Kitty Kelly wrote a bit about this in her biography. She said the Nancy really went overboard during their state visit to the UK. Her grooming and costuming took great effort. The ladies there made note of it, of course, because Nancy came across as very vain and immodest compared to the Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/18/2012|
Good god that one shoulder thing is awful. Her titty top is scrunched out but her actual boobs seem to be about 2 inches above her bellybutton. I wonder what she looks like now? She looked 47 for about 40 years. I wonder if the rumors of her being addicted to speed are true? She certainly acted like it. Was too paranoid to make a move without an astrologer. She did hate the Bush family though but who could blame her after they tried to have Ronnie assassinated.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/18/2012|
Look at how much larger her head was than Ronnie's!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/18/2012|
No one touches Jackie when it comes to fashion. No American anyway.
One of the most ghastly things Nancy Reagan did was her redecoration of the Presidential bedroom. She had put up this horrid wallpaper of big black birds - flying and looking they were attacking. Right out of Hitchcock. Bizarre. How in the hell they slept in there, I don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/18/2012|
Her favorite leading man:
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Here's a picture of the bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/18/2012|
[quote]She was no major beauty, even in her MGM days. I wonder why they signed her, she was very ordinary looking and had little glamour.
She could have been a "Father Knows Best" sort of TV frau. A movie star she wasn't, and even when she was put together well it was clear she was trying, trying, trying. Red suits and pussy-bow blouses.
Jackie Kennedy made it all look effortless.
I think Michelle Obama does it very well, too -- her looks are usually very good but not devastatingly chic or over-fussy. Jackie was the unattainable princess (which people liked), but Michelle's look is smart but not intimidating.
Plus both Jackie and Michelle weren't afraid to experiment with color, line and texture, and Nancy Reagan clung to the same cuts and silhouettes, almost always in red, like they were life preservers.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/18/2012|
Ummmm.... I don't know. You be the judge.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/18/2012|
I honestly think they loved each other, so I can't snark on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/18/2012|
They called eachother mommy and daddy. Snark on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/18/2012|
I don't like her. I don't think she was as beautiful as Jackie O. But I do think she was stylish. I still think she is. Compared to the frumpy way Roz Carter, Mrs. Bush I and II dress post-Presidency I think she's very stylish.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/18/2012|
She was incredibly ambitious and insecure, like so many wanna-bes in Hollywood. Nancy was never a great beauty, but she had presence and personality. She was "pleasant looking."
And as far as style, the bar is incredibly low for first ladies, Jackie notwithstanding. Nancy loved clothes and luxury and as the wife of the leader of the free world, aimed to be the best dressed woman in the room, if not the most beautiful.
Of course, her Hollywood standards never really flew in DC (the most unfashionable city in the US), and she was endlessly criticized for her vanity. But I think most people have no idea how much calculation and effort goes into image-making for most first ladies. Ask Laura Bush about her "wig room," for example.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/18/2012|
Jackie wasn't really stylish until the 1970s when loosened up a bit she started wearing the casual clothing of the day. She and her sister always looked at their most attractive when they were wearing pants and a sweater.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/18/2012|
The 60s Jackie wasn't stylish, R41? Get a grip.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/18/2012|
Nancy Reagan dressed appropriately to her position without dressing drably. I liked the little red Adolfo suits and the white, one-shoulder dress. She occasionally overdressed. Generally, though, she looked pretty good.
How she obtained those outfits is another issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/18/2012|
The Sugarbaker sisters of Atlanta on Nancy's style:
"Julia, you've been ranting and raving about Ron and Nancy Reagan for nine years now, and I and the rest of the American people are sick of it!" argues Suzanne. "I remember when it all started, at their first inauguration. Nancy was wearing that over-the-shoulder white dress and a string of pearls, and she looked stunning. But Julia goes, 'I don't know what everyone's carrying on about! Wilma Flintstone's been wearing that outfit for years!'"
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/18/2012|
But Jackie had MASSIVE hands and feet. Almost manlike. And larger than JFKs.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/18/2012|
You young people have to realize that until Jackie was First Lady, none of the others wore couture clothes or anything remotely fashionable. Think Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower! Ou Hoover for god sakes!!
It wouldn't even have been considered appropriate for them to dress with any expensive attention-getting flair.
None of them were even pretty. It just wasn't what being First Lady was about then.
And after Jackie there were Lady Bird, Pat, Betty, Rosalind and so forth.
So, yes, comparatively speaking, Nancy was stylish.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/18/2012|
She very much defined styles for the time: the big shoulderpads and the bright red she affected in her dresses and tops were both iconic for women in the 70s. She unfortunately had that weird 80s political matriarch hairstyle that everyone made fun of (Johnny carson in one of his monologies: "Did you hear about poor Nancy Reagan? She fell down yesterday, and broke her hair...")
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/18/2012|
To me she looked like a shag-carpet real estate agent. A lot of 80s fashion was very corporate and Nancy Reagan worked that look too.
Such a vain woman and so mean to her children and staff. She would have trouble in politics today.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/18/2012|
She just looked like every other Southern California rich bitch. Actually, the old twat appeared much better as a hag than she did as a dumb, homely younger woman in her movies. TERRIBLE actress and unpleasant to look at. Once she discovered her inner bitch and felt secure in her power with the old lunatic she latched onto, he started settling into her Clubhouse Dragon Lady Look, which was an improvement.
That off-the-shoulder gown for the inauguration is the worst. The poster noting her oddly sagging-yet-anorexic appearance got it right.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/18/2012|
Having a large head for one's body is an asset for a movie star. Note how Nancy dominates that shot in R31's link. The list of movie stars with over-sized heads would go on and on. Charlie Chaplin and Eve Arden are the first two I can think of.
Of course Nancy was stylish. And of course she was a tax cheat. It doesn't matter if you return a designer gown. Once you are seen wearing it, you have gained nearly the full value of the item. Her unreported and untaxed income in millions of dollars' worth of designer dresses was an under-reported scandal.
First Ladies are damned if they do, as Mamie Eisenhower was for trying to look stylishly modern, and damned if they don't, as Bess Truman was for not caring about fashion. By the way, Lou Hoover cultivated a matronly image but she was always an impeccably well-dressed woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/18/2012|
R44 Same exact reference leapt to my mind when I saw that photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/18/2012|
Pat Nixon rocks the early 1970s.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/18/2012|
"THRILL TO THE LARGEST COLLECTION of Pat Nixon’s elegant gowns and coats ever displayed."
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/18/2012|
Is that Trisha Cox or Ann Romney?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/18/2012|
R44, I almost posted that myself. The first thing that popped in my mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/18/2012|