We had a brief hiatus from these Style Sheets, but they’re back! I love how Jessica dreams up interiors belonging to some of our favorite style icons and Michelle’s illustrations are spot on. Dream team! This month it’s our favorite 60s icon, Twiggy.
I was smitten with Twiggy when I first found out about her in high school. These were the pre-Internet days and I honestly have no idea how I would have found out about her. VH1 Behind the Music? A magazine? Gasp… a book? Clearly, I can’t comprehend how things used to be done. Thankfully, for this article, I sit in my lounge pants under a quilted green blanket and type “Twiggy” into Google and let Wikipedia do all the work.
Twiggy was the face of an era and I would say that a good portion of today’s concept of a model is based on her: waif, androgynous. She rocked the notion of what beauty was and is.
I next typed in “magazine covers 1960s” into Images. Man, the 60s were psychedelic. If you look at the 50s and how conservative and idealized it was, the 60s seem like chaos. How anyone survived that decade is beyond me. But then again, I think you could say the same thing about today. Without all the go-go boots.
Who was your high school style icon?
interior collage by Jessica Williams
illustration by Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville