A True-Blue Tribute To Lena Horne

Today I pay tribute to the legendary Lena Horne.  She was a beautiful, talented and elegant lady who demonstrated class and poise throughout her distinguished career as a singer, actress and all-around performer.

She paved the way for so many African American women, and along the way she encouraged U.S. troops, stood at the forefront of the civil rights movement, and even entertained children {Remember her on Sesame Street?}.

In looking through old photos of her, I’ve come to a conclusion — this lovely lady adored the color blue.

Over the years she was photographed many times wearing blue ensembles, even for her album covers.  So today, I’m not only inspired by Ms. Horne’s legacy, but also by the color in which she strutted her stuff!  This post showcases pretty things that are as sophisticated as the performer herself:

{lampsplus; realsimple; bizbash; velvetstore}

{house beautiful}

{house of turquoise}

{1stdibs; kaboodle; homedepot; horchow}


{house to home; swank lighting}

{modern luxury homes}

{tobi fairley}

Farewell and thank you to Lena Horne.  Her true-blue talent and tenacity will not soon be forgotten.

4 thoughts on “A True-Blue Tribute To Lena Horne

  1. This is so lovely and very well written. I’m so glad I stumbled upon it. Thanks for the tribute and the beautiful images Kelly!

  2. She is stunning and your tribute is just as elegant and beautiful as the lady herself. Like Ms. Horne, I am in love with blue.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to Lena Horne! Just stunning! What a stunning way to honor her life with such wonderful colors!

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