Sunday, 24 May 2009

Simply Iconic...

As I was perusing through the pages of an early 2009 issue of Vogue UK, I came across a particularly intriguing story on the continued success, and 'trendiness', of the smokey eye/nude lip beauty combination. Created around 40s years ago, the Sixties Face has maintained its astounding popularity due to the fact that the emphasis is on the eyes. Makeup artist Barbara Daly believes the eyes are so attractive because they emphasise communication. "They are how we see expression in each other," she explains. "Eye contact is one of the absolute markers of human connection, and it's part of our body language that we pay the most attention to. Widening the eyes, accentuating that part of you, is saying, 'This is who I am; this is how I feel.' I see the Sixties look as disarmingly honest -- the whole person laid bare."
If only the Sixties Face was as common place as it was during its heyday.

In an homage to the aforementioned Face, I've compiled a little list of my favourite sixties beauty icons, starting with...

Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia epitomises classic glamour. I dare anyone to try and out-class her...

Brigitte Bardot
Actress

Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel effortlessly embodies feminine strength...

Jane Birkin
Actress/Musician

Penelope Tree
Model

Françoise Hardy
Musician

Pattie Boyd
Model

Britt Ekland
Actress

Twiggy
Model
Twiggy remains one of the most famous, iconic models to this day...

Celia Hammond
Model

17 comments:

Megan (AusAnna) said...

its pretty interesting!!
love the post.

A.N said...

Very nice post indeed! (:

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macyaverage said...

this is a great post, thank you.

deep_in_vogue said...

Great post, babe, they're all timeless beauties. I've added you to my blogroll thank you for the reminder :o)

miss_vogue said...

yes! link exchange!

Eva. said...

well it does suit most people!

Miss Mae said...

Some of the most beautiful women ever to live. truly inspirational! Wanna swap links?

<3 Miss Mae

Secretista said...

Twiggy. <3

Marilyn Hayward said...

Great post! I'm adding you onto my link list again.

KIRAFASHION said...

Birkin is the most cool for me! Lovely list!!!

thanks so much girl for your birthday message! I love that!

jules said...

These women are so so beautiful.

Alya said...

you know, they really are beautiful! Their faces just capture you with those big eyes and pouty lips.

Sunniva said...

I absolutely adore the 60s face! You have chosen so many great photos, love them all xoxo

An Carol said...

Those usually fashion looking at now when i see it... : )

Allie said...

Great photos. Pretty much all my favorites (not to mention many of my inspirations) :)

Islandia Lane said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it! These models are all great for a little inspiration.

徵信社 said...

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