Another beauty of the 60s is Edie Sedgwick. I only ever knew her as one of Andy Warhol’s muses. Recently, I’ve been forced to take more notice of her (thanks Tre!) and I absolutely fell in love with her style.
I love the gamine style in general. I think it’s amazing when women look so “boyish” and yet very girly at the same time; like sporting a pixie cut with red lipstick or wearing dangly earrings with an otherwise slummed outfit. The thing I love most about Edie’s style is that she can get away with not wearing pants! I used to try that in my younger days and completely failed at looking as stylish as she did.
Whether she is seen wearing long tunics or short striped tops, Edie Sedgwick never failed to impress the world with her fashion sense. Her best attribute as a human has to be her smile. She had a smile that stretched from ear to ear and could brighten any room. She is definitely an inspiration — teaching me to smile and care less about what other people think. Just do what I want to do. Be who I want to be. I have taken some style tips from Edie. Those being: striped shirts with a thick, single color collar; black tights and tunics (with dangly earrings); and the pixie cut. I won’t go completely pant-less, though. I’m not that brave. That’s too bad… Pft. Moving on.
Edie has influenced many of my characters in my writing — mostly in style and attitude. The characters seem too cool to touch. They are on a different level than the other characters and are considered unapproachable. They are beautiful, poised, and modelesque. These characters are styled in a way that’s very different and uncommon, but much admired by the other characters. They are the idols of the story. People like Edie Sedgwick, Audrey Hepburn, and Brigitte Bardot are these characters in my story. They are much admired, untouchable idols of the fashion world. I have them to thank for instilling my most popular and fantasized styles of today: Striped patterns, tights, leggings, A-Line skirts, high waisted ankle pants. It’s a fashion obsession. I need therapy.