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Beauty Icon: Twiggy

By Glinda

Born Lesley Hornsby, British model Twiggy took the beauty and fashion worlds by storm in 1966.  

Her career began as somewhat of a fluke, being a test model for a new type of crop haircut, and a fashion journalist  just happened to see the pictures at the salon where her hair was cut. And just like that, Twiggy was christened “The Face of ’66.”

Known for her slim, androgynous build, long lashes, and short hair, I found it interesting that she admitted the lashes were always fake. She was quoted as saying “Back then I was layering three pairs of false eyelashes over my own and would paint extra ‘twigs’ on my skin underneath.” 

Agree or disagree with her renown or the “waif” look she supposedly promoted, it is impossible to ignore her as a figure who looms large in the modeling world.

As for her photos, I actually like her look better and better as she ages.  Go figure.

2 Responses to “Beauty Icon: Twiggy”

  1. Jennie Says:

    I like her look better now too. I caught a glimpse of her on a recap of America’s Next Top Model, and she looks GREAT as a relatively natural older lady. I always found the old look a little china-doll creepy.

  2. Linda Mercury Says:

    She looks more and more mischievous as she ages. Which equals totally YUMMY!

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