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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Iconic Inspiration- Marianne Faithfull

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Clearly, I have a bit of an obsession with girls sporting 60's mod girl fringe and long hair. Marianne Faithfull is no exception. The daughter of a British military officer and a former ballerina/Baroness, she first became famous as a musician, then for her tumultuous affair with Mick Jagger and life threatening drug addiction. Since then she's rebuilt her career and gone on to be featured in some of my favorite films, Marie Antoinette and Paris Je T'aime.

She epitomized swinging sixties style with flirty babydoll dresses, knee socks and big, dark eyes. Her look can be easily replicated with a few visits to your local thrift store (or Ebay!). H&M currently has tons of adorable little frocks, including one almost exactly like the one below, in a rainbow of colors.


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Add school girl knee socks and mary-janes to complete the look. Payless currently has a classic black patent leather style available in stores (I'd post a picture but their site is down for maintenance).


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60's/70's "secretary" blouses like the paisley one below can usually be easily found at thrift stores. Throw it on under a jumper and you're set!


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3 Comments:

Blogger jennine said...

i love this series of posts you do... they are almost like biography with a fashion twist. lovely.

marianne faithful is adorable. it so makes me wish i was a blonde with bangs!

1:41 PM  
Blogger London Fashion Girl said...

Love the blog. So cool.
Have linked you and would be grateful if you linked me back!

http://londonfashiongirl.blogspot.com

1:16 AM  
Blogger maria a. bogdanova said...

soo pretty!
her music is really good too by the way.

6:02 PM  

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