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Style Icon: Twiggy

The Style Icon for the month is the stylish Dame Lesley Lawson aka Twiggy. This fashion guru has been in the limelight since the 60s and she is still very much a busy bee. She started modelling from the tender age of 16 in 1966, and still models even though she is now in her 70s. She has designed a clothing collection for Marks & Spencer and the collection is so stylish. Twiggy still has her style game on and looks amazing for her age. I am a huge fan of her personal style. I would love to look as good as she does in my 70s. She always looks so well put together. Apart form modelling, Twiggy is also an actress and a singer. She released an album, Romantically Yours, in 2011.

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In her modelling days, Twiggy was known for her long, false eyelashes, exaggerated eye makeup, and close, cropped hairstyle. The London-based model had a distinct look and it worked really for her. She was one of the big supermodels back in the 60s. I always love seeing her modelling pictures. She always looks so good. This picture below is one of my favourite shots of her in her young days. She has the most beautiful facial features ever!

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Twiggy’s personal style is still right up my street. She has a very feminine elegant style and it works great for her. You can easily catch Twiggy wearing stunning dresses and skirts. Here is a brief quote from an interview she had sometime ago about her clothing collection for Marks & Spencer –

I wanted to design clothes that are stylish, easy and comfortable to wear. 

I’m very into tailored jackets, so there is a navy one with a red trim that you can pair with trousers with a thin red stripe down the side, too.

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What do you think of Twiggy as a Style Icon?

 

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