Thursday, October 30, 2008

60s Icon Twiggy


Aloha everyone. Sorry for not posting the last days but school just started again and there's was aweful lot to do and over all learn. Fortunately it's friday and I can finally start over with a new post. The 60s fashion icon and topmodel Twiggy alias. Lesley Hornby has been one of my lovies for a couple years now so it's definately high time to write about her.

In 1966 she was discovered. Because of her tiny image (she weight only 90lbs/41kg) the 16 year old kept her childhood nickname Twiggy and became The Face of '66. One year later she arrived in New York and turned the whole fashion scene upside down. Even if no one believed, she became the leading supermodel, later also an actress and singer.


With her short adrogynous pixie hair-cut, the fake XXL-eyelashes, stylish outfits and of course unhealthy low weight she created a complete new look and became a style icon who was copied by millions of teens.

Today the british is 59 years old and has a few public appearances, f.e. in the America's Next Topmodel-jury.


For me Twiggy is a formative character for the world wide fashion. I love her dramatic eye make-up and short dresses. Twiggy was an idol for many young girls and so unfortunately her skinny shape.


What's your opinion on Twiggy? Is she a real style icon?

P.S. It was quite hard to chose only a few pics because there were so awesome ones.

Have a nice week-end and to some of you HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Love

Mimi




87 comments:

MizzJ said...

I think she had a great look and she seems like a thoughtful, smart person, but I'm not really sure I like the whole waif look that she pioneered.

agnes said...

Twiggy is such an icon. She represents thet whole 60s with Jean. i can never forget her shoot with the fake eyeline/ heavy dash of mascara. PErfect for inspiration.

Mimi said...

mizzj:I know what you mean and as I already wrote that's the best thing on her image as an style icon.

agnes:That kind of eye make-up was definately her trade mark.

Victoria-H said...

oh, well thank you sweetie =)
i like twiggy :P

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

LOVE Twiggy!!! She is adorable. Wonderful pics :)

issa said...

twiggy is definitely a style icon.. when i think of the 60s.. she is the epitome of style for that era.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you, Mimi. :) I can't wait to wear them some more this Season!

Twiggy. Sigh. I love her.. She was my Mom's icon too, in her day.

♥/ fashion chalet

Felicia said...

aww twiggy!
you've hit my achilles heel; i absolutely love her look, her makeup, her clothes!

the 60's = Twiggy!

Dana (MODAna) said...

I think she was an icon, yes
her short hair was a big statement back then, as was her weight and simplicity

ROCKY BALBOA said...

thanks! i really like your HUGE blog!
=D

Isabel said...

I love Twiggy, you managed to find so many amazing pictures of her!

Vero said...

twiggy was gorgeous! i loved her eyes..i guess it was those fake eyelashes but she was beautiful!

Vero said...

twiggy was gorgeous! i loved her eyes..i guess it was those fake eyelashes but she was beautiful!

surimay said...

twiggy is definitely a fashion icon. apparently you couldn't go anywhere in the 60s without seeing her plastered on every fashion magazine. i adore her! massive massive eyelashes and killer dresses!

p.s. awesome blog by the way :D

Kirke said...

i love twiggy!

Nay'Chelle said...

I thik Twiggy is definately an icon. Nice post, I learned a lot about her.

Madame Dior said...

Twiggy is most def. a style icon, nice pick of images =]

Anthea said...

The images are great. Twiggy is definitely an icon. I agree when I think of sixties I think of her. It's nice when fashion praises those who are unique:)

Wana said...

whatever! i love twiggy!! and this post! and u for putting it up! mwaaha!

Nature Grafitti said...

god, i adore twiggy
and these photos are STUNNING... so many of them are ones that i've never seen before :)

happy halloween!! i made you a gift:
http://i37.tinypic.com/34hyji8.jpg

MarionRocks said...

Hello ! Thanks a lot for your comment ! actually, my ethnic vero moda dress comes from a spring/summer collection, so I wish you a good luck to find it in a shop:)
I love Twiggy, but just when she had her long hair. The pic where she has her giant hair floating in the air is absolutely wonderful !

Stompface said...

She is a style icon for sure.
I love that whole look, I wish I could go back in time and rock it.

It really spins me out when you watcher on Top model, because it's like...THAT'S TWIGGY.

The Clothes Horse said...

I really like Twiggy. Models today do not compare.

Nemerae said...

Nice pics, I haven't seen such great pics of Twiggy, you have many of them! :O
Byee
xx

Fashion Tidbits said...

she def was an icon but i'm not really keen on the whole waif thing that she made a trend

Aly-gator said...

fabulous collection of photos, she's a babe

Sarah said...

I loved 1960s Twiggy and her absolutely adorable photos. However, I suppose if she were a model now, everyone would label her anorexic.

choppyshades said...

oh, yes. she's really a style icon!


-choppy shades

maybebaby said...

I love her!
And love your blog!=D

Couture Carrie said...

A true modeling and fashion icon! What wonderful collages - great selection of photos! I especially love Miss Twiggy with long hair! We so rarely see pics of her sans bob!

xoxox,
CC

Bella said...

I adore it! She has such a legendary way with fashion!!!

beautiful photos!!

ALICE POINT said...

Great article about Twiggy. She is an icon for me too!

Alice:)

Mimi said...

issa:Same here.

fashion chalet:Really?That's cool.How old was your mum at this time?

Felicia:I do too ☺

Rocky Balboa:You're welcome.And thanks to you too.

Isabel:It took me a lot of time.Thank god there's google and flickr.

Vero:Yes they were faked but I agree anyway stunning eyes.

surimay:Thanks.Sometimes I really wish I'd live in the 60s!

Nay'Chelle:Good to hear.

Anthea:She's so unique.I'm sure there will be never ever a similar model.

Wana:Haha thanks dear ♥

Nature Grafitti:Yeah I found many pics I didn't know before too. The present's cute.

MarionRocks:What a pity :(.I liked her more with the short pixie but I agree about the floating hair pic. If you don't zoom her face reminds me a lot to Vlada R.

Stompface:Yes.What a pity there's isn't a time travel yet.If I see pics of her now I can't believe she was twiggy either.

The Clothes Horse:Totally agreed!

Nemerae:Well it took a long time to find 'em all.

Fashion Tidbits:That was the bad thing on her in my opinion but anyway her trade mark.

Sarah:I read often she even was but I think with a few pounds more she wouldn't have been Twiggy.

Couture Carrie:True but the pixie made her famous.

The Seeker said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and left such nice words.

Either one loves or hates Twiggy is definitely a fashion icon.
Great colage with her pictures.
I think it's true that unfortunately what was not so good was/is the love for her skinny shape that leads so many girls to some food disorders.

I think you've a very cool blog, I'm going to follow you.

Keep in touch

xoxo

glory said...

i`m totally agree, she it`s a n icon, very cute an sexy... you choose xcents photos.... besos

sarah said...

twiggy is so gorgeous her eyes are amazing ,i love all these photos of her. x

STEFANIE said...

To me she's really a style icon! Just look at her! She looks absolutely perfect in every picture ^-^

Trixy Tran said...

Absolutely gorgeous compilation of her work. (:

di said...

oh yes she is definitlya fashion icon!!

loved the photos

besos

Jasmina said...

omg, she was so tiny :z

Mimi said...

The Seeker:Thanks a lot.And about Twiggy:You really spook out of my soul

sarah:I do too.There were so many great ones.

Jasmina:She really was!

surimay said...

helloooo mimi!
aaaaah! i'm glad you think yelle is cool! you commented on my post before i could edit though! haha i've just added a video clip of hers there so you can check it out! :)

p.s. honey i linked you ages ago!!! your blog was too informative and cute to ignore! you're up on my daily love! :D

kookie kulasa said...

hi mimi! thank you for your comment on my entry.

yes, I'd have to agree that Twiggy IS a style icon. I think that she's quite unique because even if there are people who'd want to look and dress like her, you can't really pull off a "Twiggy look" that easy. Maybe it's because of her built. I guess what we should all learn from her is that whatever our body type, we can still look great. We shouldn't aim so much to be stick thin (I don't think she was intentionally thin..some people are just like that), but to "work with what we have". Weight shouldn't hinder us from being fashionable :)

judy said...

i really really adore her! she is so great!

coco said...

I think she is a great icon but I find her really annoying when I watch her on TV. There is something about her that bugs me.
She looked great in the '60s though!

Victoria-H said...

hihi, thank you sweetie =)

Karolin said...

oh , i love twiggy , her cute face and her clothes :]
all .
She is just the cutest!!

Karolin said...

oh , i love twiggy , her cute face and her clothes :]
all .
She is just the cutest!!

Nancy said...

I love the 60s! Twiggy and mod are my fave.

Our Vintage Market said...

Thanks for your comment on my outfit.

Twiggy is a very beautiful icon.

(sorry for my english, I'm a french girl)

Fashionistadiary said...

she was pretty cool in her heyday! i still really love her hair and that eye make up. she is in her 50s or 60s now and has a show here on british tv, she is also a model in some marks & spencer ads. she is doing pretty well. xo

TEFIMELON said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

STARR said...

Ah yes twiggy was adorable! I think you could say she's a style icon. Not so much for her fashion sense as for her "look" which came to include her style (minidresses + tights etc.).

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love her ... she's is such a cutie :)

ROCKY BALBOA said...

of course you are on my links!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

She is a fashion icon indeed! Great post & pics compilation!!

it's Fashion Fever said...

Thanks for the comment Mimi =). I love your icon twiggy =). A great reminder that fashion is a history in itself.

frankie-lou and tallulah said...

twiggy is fabulous.
there is no doubt that she is a real style icon.
its a shame is not on antm anymore.
x.

Aly-gator said...

it's also kind of amazing how i would actually wear 99% of the peices she is wearing :)

michalooshla said...

Love here face style, i found her pretty and i adore her style...

the 60`s are Definately my favorites.....

have a great day.!

Mme.Monstre said...

she really is an icon .. there is something special about her look ..

melmo said...

I love her! she's so amazing!
great post

♥ fashion chalet said...

My Mom was in her early teens. She said she had the posters/muse boards of Twiggy, plastered everywhere (=

PS: Thanks for the comment on my costume, lovey.

♥/ fashion chalet

goldieoldiecharms said...

i love twiggy and her mod style.. the bold colours, the abrupt hair, the voluminous eyelashes! just so uniquee! she's kind of a little too skinnie though?

zorymory said...

i like her:)) great style..and this big eyes!!:)) lovely

Songy said...

She is indeed. What a great collection of photos. Great post too! :) good luck with your study.

an92 said...

Twiggy is the epitome of class and elegance :)

Sunniva said...

I love her unique, innocent look! Her pixie haircut was so nice. And at 59 she still looks stunning. Great selection of photos xox

yiqin; said...

I'd die to be able to pull off that hair

Lady Lala said...

i really love twiggy! she is an icone, of course!

M* said...

What a great pictures! I looove them!

Blicious said...

she has such an amazing look! love!

jujusheart2 said...

Love...
:)

Rich Hippie said...

i freaking love this post, Amazing!!

Fashionista* said...

oh i love twiggy
she's so cute and tiny

Sammy said...

she is just so beautiful

Palmé! said...

OMG what an amazing blog you got!!! LOVE IT!

Sarah Valentine said...

I love the 60s look. Amazing.

http://justanotherdollybirdblog.blogspot.com/

fallie said...

Where did you got those pictures of Twiggy ?

btw- I love Twigggy :))

http://fallie.blogspot.com

Pumpkin said...

I love Twiggy! She is so pretty :)

Btw, you're blog is awesome

karroca said...

I like your blog:) twiggy is pretty:D

Molly Rose said...

I love twiggy so much, I never knew she acted and sang as well as modeling.

sa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Margit Rosenaa said...

Wau - great pictures!
And I know you will like my 60's inspired giveaway at my side creativetail.blogspot.com - so stop by :)

balletomane1 said...

Hi. I found your Twiggy post when I was Googling 60's fashion. I remember seeing Twiggy on TV a few times but I never knew why she was such a hit. But now I do. She is splendid. Thanks for posting the photos.

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