28 January 2010

Elegant, modern....Iconic

I spent too much time searching through lookbooks today-- lookbooks for iconic women of the past century. I am enamored by certain women who built strong and powerful identities-- they had an ability to look beautiful and had an effortless air about them. Meet some of the women who I look to as icons-- magnifique---

...gloria guiness...

 

  

Once called the "most elegant woman in the world" by Eleanor Lambert-- she was a socialite and a serious fashionista. She bought designer duds and had no problem spending her guiness fortune on Balenciaga and Castillo.

...jean seberg...

 
Jean started a very hot 'pixie' cut trend and wore it with ease. She did some incredible films and became an avid supporter of the black panthers. Not only was she hip but she was fierce. Jean sadly ended her own life at the age of 41 due to her suffering from severe depression.

...mona von bismarck...


 

  

Mona was extravagent and once voted the best dressed woman in the world by Coco herself. She was best friends with Balenciaga and was imortalized by Dali. At one time she even ordered 150 Balenciaga outfits at a single sitting-- this lady knew what she liked and had the means to get it. Snap, snap and ohhh snaps.

...greta garbo...


Cheekbones, eyelashes, and an iconic pout. She was glamour all the way and considered the worlds most beautiful woman more than once-- she even has a guiness world title holding the status. 

...clara bow...

 

  

Clara had completed 29 movies by the time she was 21 and became a movie screen goddess. She was worked hard by the studios but gladly left an impoverished life for the life of a movie star-- a career that happened almost overnight. Clara was literally called the 'it' girl-- the ulitimate 1920's flapper.



imagine it-- one day i will buy 150 balenciaga outfits in one sitting--just so i can say that i did it--



(Pictures from style.com)

1 comment:

Phiephie + Minnie said...

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