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

Fran├žoise 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

Friday, 8 May 2009

The Real...2009 Costume Institute Gala Benefit

Theme: The Model As Muse (vague, anyone?)

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Thoughts?

Catch.

Romany

[photos courtesy of wwd.com]