Monday, October 29, 2012

Style Icon - Twiggy

Twiggy Lawson was born Leslie Hornby on September 19, 1949 in North London, England.  Twiggy took the modeling world by storm in the mid 1960's.  She was named "The Face of 1966" in that year.  

Twiggy had a very distinctive look that greatly influenced the modeling world.  From the neck down Twiggy had an androgynous figure.  She was very skinny, had small breasts and no curvy hips.  Instead Twiggy's body was very boyish.  You can still see the influence that Twiggy had on the modeling world today.  You have to be super thin, have small hips and breasts.  Twiggy is considered the first supermodel the world has ever known because of the impact she had on it and her popularity


Another distinctive trait that Twiigy had are her large blue eyes, long lashes and boyish haircut.  Twiggy was strikingly pretty, but in a young boyish sort of way.

What I find really interesting is that Twiggy is really not that tall.  One source says she is 5'8" tall and another source says she is only 5'6''.  Either way whether Twiggy is 5'6" or 5'8", Twiggy is not nearly as tall as models are today.

Twiggy modeled from 1965 to 1970.  After 1970 Twiggy worked as an actress and singer.

Twiggy as she looks now. 

As of this post Twiggy is 63 years old.  As you can see she still has those gorgeous big blue eyes.   

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