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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Style Icon: Nancy Cunard





Nancy Cunard was a heiress, poet, and world traveller that was noted for her distinct style and love of African jewelry and accessories. She led a cultured life, rejected her family wealth, and shed light on civil rights causes. Her story is amazing and her style was impeccable...

Though she partied with celebrities and had many lovers, Cunard rejected her privilege and fortune to fight for the oppressed. She was a poet, a publisher and a paramour of many writers of the 1920s and '30s. And though she died penniless and alone in 1965, she was a pivotal player in many historical events of her era. Unhappy with a life of privilege, Cunard rebelled early from a lonely childhood and took up with writers such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Wyndham Lewis. Dazzled and inspired by these men who became lovers, Cunard eventually published her own books of poetry. Source

1 comments:

Faith November 26, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

Hi BoroughVintage -

This is Faith from The Hidden Library (on etsy). I heard about Cunard in some college English classes! Didn't know she was such a fashion hottie! Thanks for the info...

Faith

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