Though she was a nearly penniless hermit living in squalor, "Little Edie" Beale still managed to look good. The cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who, along with her mother "Big Edie" Beale are the subject of the 1975 documentaryGrey Gardens
that chronicles their lives as former socialites living in a dilapidated mansion filled with cats and raccoons. Little Edie was the inspiration for Fresh City Life'sGrey Gardens Etsy Crafting Party
going down today at the Denver Public Library, and motivated by her totally unique fashion sense, we decided to take a look back throughGrey Gardens
and find this fascinating and wonderful lady's top ten outfits.10. Edie sports her signature headscarf (used to cover up her bald head), a gold brooch on top, and a green jumper over a blue turtleneck. This outfit is perfect for glaring at your nutty mother while she lays in bed and eats melted butter pecan ice cream. 9. This matching ensemble pairs a bright red head wrap, dress, and white shoes. Note the way Edie ties up the skirt of the dress on the right side to make it more fashionable. Best to wear while dancing on the porch of your crumbling mansion.8. This photo, shown in the film, displays a young Little Edie wearing the kind of bathing suit she would continue to wear in later life, minus the bright floral patterns. But even before she had developed her signature style, Edie managed to looked fabulous. 7. A lace top, haphazardly draped black fabric, and of course, a headscarf make up this number to feed your 52 cats in. 6. One of the filmmakers aptly titles this unique outfit by remarking "You're dressed for battle, Edie." The battle costume includes what looks like a trench coat paired with a light blue towel on her head in lieu of the usual silk headscarf. 5. Little Edie may have been a hermit, but that doesn't mean she wasn't patriotic. She pairs a red and blue scarf with white heels and an American flag to create the perfect Fourth of July ensemble.
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