Friday, January 11, 2008

Beauty Icon of The Month: The Factory Girl

It's been way too long since I have featured a beauty icon and is something I will be bringing back each month. I finally saw the movie, The Factory Girl, last week and I was instantly mesmerized by Sienna Miller's portrayal as Andy Warhol's superstar, Edie Sedgwick. It was just such a fascinating story of a young girl's dream to be famous and the downfalls that come along with it (not too different than today's Hollywood starlets: Britney, Lindsay, Mary Ashley). She died at the young age of 28. Tragic. The '60's was just such an intriguing time and the movie gives you a glimpse into what New York's elite were like back then. Despite Edie's history with drugs and mental illness to follow, her unique style and love of fashion and makeup will always be remembered.

Photo: Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick
Edie's mod style has definitely influenced today's fashion and beauty looks with her blond pixie cut, dark thick brows, black liner around the eyes and in the crease, pale lips, chunky jewelry and dresses with black tights.

Photo: my '60's inspired makeup
One of my beauty looks from a photo shoot I did a few years ago was influenced by this look. Edie was a girl-about-town, mingled with interesting artsy people, dreamed of a grand life, loved hard and played even harder. She trusted everyone and wanted to be loved by everyone (probably her biggest downfall). She was indulgent and loved buying clothes and makeup. Edie had the "it" factor; confident enough to carry her own style yet unaware of her ability to draw people in. She is what I call a true beauty icon.

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