no one defines classic, all-american and timeless style more than claiborne swanson frank. not only does she embody it herself, her photography and her work champion it.
i met claiborne last year here in L.A. through some mutual friends. we hit it off instantly. i meet a lot of people i enjoy, but rarely do i meet people i really, really like, and i really, really like claiborne. she has a warmth, and kindness about her that i find rare and refreshing (might i add she also has the most beautiful hair and skin that i think i’ve ever seen).
i had already been a big fan of claiborne’s, i absolutely loved her first book, appropriately titled american beauty/ buy here… a book of portraits of american girls that are not only beautiful and stylish, but are also smart, creative, ambitious, innovative and most important, they are inspiring.
claiborne and i have a lot in common. with my blog i celebrate women and men with all-american style, people that i find interesting and that are modern day versions of style icons we all celebrate from the past. claiborne does the same with her photography and her books- claiborne’s much anticipated second book, titled young hollywood, debuts in september/ pre-order here.
not only do i love claiborne because of who she is as a person, i love her work. i love that she is showing us with her photography and portraits that timeless style and classic elegance still exists, and american beauty lives on!