When I Was Ten I Wanted To Look Just Like Twiggy!
In 1967, my big sister, Melanie, brought home a couple of magazines featuring a doe-eyed model with pouty lips, pixie haircut and stick-thin figure. Intrigued, I pored through the pages. I loved the high fashion photos of this uber-thin girl/woman appropriately called Twiggy, and I thought she was just darling. I wanted to look just like her, and often daydreamed that I was her.
I already had the Twiggy figure ( yes, I was a skinny kid) and I was blonde; the next step, I decided, was to get a Twiggy haircut. So my mom took me to the local beauty shop where my medium length hair was razor cut into a short bob with a ducktail in back.
My Aunt Martha, in her first encounter with my new look, decided to paint my eyes and color my lips, in an attempt to create a pint-size Twiggy clone. Afterward, Aunt Martha had me pose while she took a few snapshots with my Kodak Instamatic camera. While I was, in actuality, a far cry from being Twiggy, in the mind of a ten-year-old girl, I was Twiggy, if only for a few special hours.
The Many Faces of Twiggy!
Visit Twiggy's Official Website
Twiggy Magazines From my Childhood
I still have these two Twiggy magazines from my childhood that inspired me to cut my hair in a "Twiggy" bob. Sadly, all that remains of the magazine on the right is the cover.
A Hot Day in the South
When I asked my mom for a "Twiggy" haircut on a hot summer day in the deep South in 1967, she was more than happy to take me to our local beauty shop; she always liked me better with short hair, anyway. My sister, Melanie, had already gotten her Twiggy cut, and was thoroughly enjoying its coolness and chicness.
When I returned home after my makeover, I felt like a celebrity. Lol! And my Aunt Martha loved my new look! She put mascara on my eyelashes, and told me not to blink, which I didn't. She also put lipstick on my lips and told me not to lick my lips, which I didn't. I was so worried about messing up my makeup from blinking and licking my lips, that I looked pretty peculiar with my unblinking eyes and fish lips!
The next day, my friend Helen, from across the street, saw my hair and loved it so much, that she got the "Twiggy" cut, too! We had lots of fun pretending we were "twins," and the short hair helped keep us cool in the hot summer weather.
A Twiggy Fan Awaits Her Transformation!
The New Twiggy!
My Twiggy Cut's Better Than Your Twiggy Cut!
The Twiggy Triplets!
"At sixteen, I was a funny, skinny little thing, all eyelashes and legs. And then, suddenly people told me it was gorgeous. I thought they had gone mad."--Twiggy
The "Twiggy Look"
In reading those Twiggy magazines of 1967, one thing especially stood out in my mind: it took a full three hours for Twiggy to make her face up for a photo shoot. In order to get that wide-eyed look, she applied three sets of false eyelashes, then hand-painted bold eyelashes (she called them "twiggies") on her bottom lids. As a child of ten, three hours in the makeup chair was pretty hard for me to fathom, and I really didn't understand why it would take that long. Nevertheless, I thought the Twiggy look was the coolest thing ever! I loved her big, expressive eyes, and her vulnerable little girl look--and, her wardrobe was outta sight! My personal favorites were the mod outfits with bold designs and vibrant colors.
Choices . . . Choices. . . .
Twiggy Steps Out
Twiggy--the Face of '66
In 1967--1970, Twiggy Was a Popular Face on the Covers of Paris Vogue, U.S. Vogue, and British Vogue.
Twiggy: 1960s Fashion Icon
Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby September 19, 1949) was just a normal teenager living in England, until one day in 1966, she decided to get her hair cut and colored by celebrity hairdresser Leonard at The House of Leonard in Mayfair. Leonard was looking for models to try his new crop haircut out on, and afterward, displayed photos of Lesley's new look in his salon. Fashion journalist, Deidre McSharry, saw the photos, and was impressed. She arranged to meet Hornby, and took more photos of her for her publication, the Daily Express. When the issue emerged a few weeks later, sixteen-year-old Lesley Hornby was declared "the face of '66," becoming the first prominent teenage model.
Her hairdresser boyfriend, Nigel Davies (who changed his name to Justin de Villeneuve), became her manager, and persuaded Hornby to change her name to "Twiggy," from her childhood nickname, "Twiggs." Twiggy's career took off like a rocket, and she was featured in all the fashion magazines, most notably, Vogue. So Internationally famous had Twiggy become that Life, Newsweek, and the New Yorker even featured articles devoted to the Twiggy "phenomenon" in 1967.
In 1967, and for many years afterward, Twiggy's naturally thin, waifish figure was a popular subject for criticism and jokes; many people felt that it promoted an unhealthy body ideal for women. But her sleek, androgynous lines were the perfect thing for displaying the latest fashions: Nehru suits, space-age jumpsuits, military-style suits and dresses, and A-line dresses with collars and neckties. In 1970, Twiggy stopped modeling, making the statement, "You can't be a clothes hanger for your entire life."
I well remember the Twiggy phenomenon--her face and figure bombarded television, magazines, merchandise, and fashion, and her name popped up everywhere! Many Twiggy jokes were cracked on game, comedy, and variety shows, as well as radio, and anyone who was deemed too thin was called "Twiggy," including me!
Twiggy & Justin de Villeneuve
Queen of Hearts Twiggy
"Can you imagine wot it was like. All the girls gettin' luvly figgers and me stayin' flat as a pancake? It was no fun, I tell you."--Twiggy
What Made People Go Ga-Ga Over Twiggy?
Twiggy Was in the Right Place at the Right Time: With the advent of the Beatles (which heralded the British invasion), the development of the space program, and the start of the Vietnam War, the world was undergoing tremendous change. No longer were curvaceous females like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield the norm. Fashions, hairstyles, taste in music, and attitudes were changing. The youth of the mid to late '60s were making their voices heard. They needed someone they could identify with, one of their own. Twiggy fit that bill to a "T". She was only 17 when overnight fame hit, and, being born in England, she was also a product of the British invasion. Most importantly, Twiggy "did her own thing," the mantra of the '60s generation. Twiggy represented youth, change, and rebellion--out with the old, and in with the new.
Twiggy Was Different: A far cry from Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield of the revered hourglass shape and glamour-girl hair, twiggy was "tubular," sporting a waif-thin frame with flat-as-a-pancake breasts. Her hair was cropped into a short, boyish pixie cut, such as a child would wear. In stark contrast to buxom female icons of the '50s and early '60s, Twiggy's frail, androgynous appearance more resembled that of a little girl playing dress-up than that of a woman. Surprisingly,Twiggy's boyish haircut and slight frame were perfect for showing off the latest fashions, with their bold lines and geometric patterns.
Twiggy's appearance at first was a little shocking; anything completely opposite from what one is accustomed to usually is. Shock turned into fascination, then admiration, and finally imitation (everyone knows that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery) as young girls stormed beauty shops, demanding the "Twiggy" cut. Twiggy had become the Pied Piper of the '60s generation.
Twiggy Looked Like a Margaret Keane Waif: With her dominant, heavily-fringed doe eyes and stick-thin figure, Twiggy looked as if she had just stepped out of a Margaret keane painting. In the 1960s, big-eye art was all the rage, and artist Margaret Keane (known as the mother of big-eye art) was the original creator of this shabby chic art form which typically featured soulful-eyed, emaciated boys and girls. Keane's creations were mass-marketed as prints and sold in department stores all over the world, as well as on the back pages of magazines. Could it be that the public had found their very own wide-eyed waif in Twiggy?
Twiggy Was Adorable: Not only was Twiggy physically pleasing to the eye--we all know how gorgeous she was (and still is)-- It was her unaffected personality that especially endeared her to the public of the 1960s. Twiggy never seemed to take herself too seriously; she could laugh at herself, even act silly and a little goofy at times--typical teenage behavior-- and people liked that. Unlike most people who skyrocket to fame, Twiggy never allowed the public's adoration of her to go to her head. We loved her humbleness, sweetness, and spontaneity.
"Twiggy's androgynous look centered on three qualities: her stick thin figure, a boyishly short haircut, and strikingly dark eyelashes."
Whip It Twiggy
Disco Ball Twiggy
Twiggy is credited with being the world's first supermodel.
Twiggy is also a talented singer. She released her first single, "Beautiful Dreams," in 1966.
Twiggy was Born in Neasden (a suburb of London), England on September 19, 1949, to Helen Lydia Hornby and William Norman Hornby.
At 5" 6" tall, Twiggy was considered short for a model.
Twiggy's measurements when she began modeling were 31-22-32, and she weighed only 91 pounds.
Twiggy's name was inspired by her childhood nickname, "Twiggs."
Twiggy was named "the face of 1966" by the Daily Express.
Twiggy's boyishly thin figure was criticized for promoting an "unhealthy" body ideal for women.
Twiggy was greatly influenced by '60s model Jean Shrimpton.
Twiggy retired from modeling in 1970, after landing her first movie role in "The Boyfriend," which premiered in 1971.
Twiggy married Michael Witney in 1977; he died suddenly in 1983.
Twiggy has a daughter named Carly (from her marriage to Witney).
Twiggy is currently married to Leigh Lawson (since 1988).
At the age of 19, Twiggy was the youngest participant in the show, "This is Your Life."
Twigy is an avid animal rights activist, as well as a supporter of breast cancer research and education groups.
Twiggy was the first model to have a sculpture of herself in Madame Tussaud's Museum (February 1967).
Twiggy became the first underweight person to become the stereotype of a perfect body image.
Twiggy was the first prominent teen model.
Twiggy originated the "waif" look.
Marilyn Manson's sideman is called Twiggy Ramirez in her honor.
Twiggy was ranked #9 in Channel 5's "World's Greatest Supermodel."
When Twiggy made her promotional tour of the United States in 1967, several companies created products which she endorsed. Here is a list of these items from the official Twiggy Website:
~Twiggy Coat Hanger (supplied with Twiggy dress)
~Forget Oxfam Feed Twiggy Badge
~Twiggy Board Game (Milton Bradley 1967)
~Twiggy Barbie Doll (Mattel 1967)
~Twiggy Lunch Box and Thermos (Aladdin 1967)
~Twiggy Paper Dolls (Whitman 1967)
~Twiggy False Eye Lashes (Yardley)
~Twiggy Tights (Hampton Trimfit 1967)
~Twiggy Dress Up Kit (Colorforms 1967)
~Twiggy Binder (Mattel 1967)
~Twiggy Treasure Box (Mattel 1967)
~Twiggy Fashion Tote Bag (Mattel 1967)
~Twiggy Pen (Scripto 1967)
~Twiggy Magazine titled Her Mod Mod Teen World
~Twiggy By Twiggy (Biography written by American journalist)
The Mattel Twiggy Doll Makes History!
The Mattel Twiggy doll, created In 1967, was Mattel's first doll to represent a real person. She had the same mold as the Casey doll, but with heavier eye makeup, and was outfitted in a mod green, yellow, and blue striped mini dress with matching yellow go-go boots. Four exclusive outfits were created for the Twiggy doll in 1968. For more info on the Mattel Twiggy doll, visit dollreference.com.
Twiggy Pen Magazine Ad
Twiggy in a Magazine Ad for False Eye Lashes
Twiggy Angel Face Magazine Ad
Twiggy Colorforms Dress-Up Kit
Twiggy Fashions in McCall's, 1968
Twiggy Fashions Ad
Living Doll Twiggy
Twiggy in Vogue
Twiggy: Life After Supermodel
In 1970, after four years as a super model, Twiggy officially retired from modeling upon landing the starring role in the musical, "The Boy Friend," for which she won two Golden Globe awards. Twiggy went on to became a successful actress in film, stage, and television.
Twiggy's singing talents have earned her two silver discs, two chart albums, and hit singles, and the versatile Twiggy has recorded in a variety of styles such as: rock, country, pop, disco, and show tunes. In 2003, her album, "Midnight Blue," was released to rave reviews.
Twiggy headlined her own variety series for the BBC, which was quite successful. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the musical, "MY One and Only," which ran for almost two years, and appeared in several films, including, "Club Paradise," "The Blues Brothers," "Young Charlie Chaplin," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Doctor and the Devils." In 1988, Twiggy married British actor and director, Leigh Lawson, who starred with her in "Madame Sousatzka."
In the '90s, Twiggy had her own ITV series, "Twiggy's People," which started her on a new career as a TV presenter and interviewer, in which she interviewed such personalities as: Tom Jones, Dustin Hoffman, Joan Rivers, and Lauren Bacall. In 2001, Twiggy starred in a second TV series, titled, "Take Time With Twiggy."
Although Twiggy officially retired from modeling in 1970, she has never been one to sit back on her haunches. In addition to acting, singing, and television projects, she still finds time to model from time to time, and has been featured on the cover of magazines such as "Vogue," and "Tatler."
Twiggy is an animal rights activist, and an anti-fur campaigner. She is also a supporter of breast cancer research groups.
Twiggy was a guest judge on America's Next Top Model reality show, and, since 2005, has been a part of the successful Marks & Spencer advertising campaign.
In addition to all of Twiggy's other talents, she is also a designer, and has her own successful clothing line featured in the Littlewoods catalogue, and even has her own bed linen collection.
Spring of 2010 saw Twiggy launch her own fashion line on the Home Shopping Network. Check HSN for Twiggy's next schedule of appearances.
Twiggy at Home
Twiggy Ditches Modeling to Star in "The Boy Friend," 1971
In 1970, Twiggy quit modeling after landing the lead role in "The musical, "The Boy Friend." The movie, which premiered in 1971, was directed by Ken Russell, and starred Twiggy as Polly Browne, the understudy who makes it big; Christopher Gable played her leading man. Twiggy won two Golden Globes for her sparkling performance, and proved to the world (throuch her acting, singing, and dancing skills) that she was much, much more than just a "clothes hanger."
Twiggy on the Cover of Sunday Times
"The Boyfriend" Poster from France
Art Deco Twiggy
"The Boy Friend," Art Deco at its Best
Not only were the costumes, scenery and props in "The Boy Friend" a wonderful tribute to art deco, there were also some incredible movie poster designs created by some extremely talented artists to promote this fun musical tribute to the 1920s.
Record Design Movie Poster of "The Boy Friend"
Famous Twiggy Quotes
"It's not what you'd call a figure, is it?" -Twiggy, on her once famous physique.
"I used to be a thing; I'm a person now."
"I ate like a horse when I was younger, and not very sensibly, though no one ever believes that."
"I was very, very underdeveloped for my age, I hated what I looked like, so I thought everyone had gone stark raving mad."
"What happened to me in the Sixties was so major and so worldwide and so huge, there's no way I can repeat it. But in a way, I had nothing to do with it, it just took me over. It was bizarre, it was weird, and I had no control over it. I don't think anyone could have planned what happened to me."
"The sixties were a time when ordinary people could do extraordinary things . . . !"
"At sixteen, I was a funny, skinny little thing, all eyelashes and legs. And then, suddenly people told me it was gorgeous. I thought they had gone mad."
(On her career as a model) "I loved it--it was like a dream come true, a fairy story. It was certainly better than going to school, which was the only other thing I'd ever done."
"They called me an "elongated matchstick", "the original million-dollar baby doll". You were supposed to look like Brenda Lee, very curvy and round, pointed breasts and pointed toe shoes. In all these pictures of me around twelve I'm wearing a brassiere with Kleenex stuffed in it...Most of the pictures of me taken then, I hate now. "
"Can you imagine wot it was like. All the girls gettin' luvly figgers and me stayin' flat as a pancake? It was no fun, I tell you."
"Romantically Yours"--Music by Twiggy
Presenting her first new recordings in twelve years, Twiggy released a new music CD entitled, "Romantically Yours" in 2011 which is available on Amazon and other venues.
Twiggy TV and Twiggy London
Autumn of 2010 saw the launch of "Twiggy TV," Twiggy's official YouTube Channel, which will be continually updated, covering her career, both past and present.
In the spring of 2010, Twiggy launched her own fashion line--"Twiggy London Apparel and Accessories," on The Home Shopping Network. Check HSN for show listings.
"I`m not as skinny as I used to be, thank God. I`d look very strange if I was. I`m slim. I eat healthily because that`s the way I prefer to eat and I`m sure it helps keep the weight off."--Twiggy
Baby Blue Twiggy
Twiggy on Wheels
Check out These Fascinating Twiggy Links:
- Twiggy, 64, Models Leather Collection For M&S Proving She Hasn't Lost Her Edge (PHOTOS) | The Hu
- Twiggy admits she would never have made it as a model today | Daily Mail Online
- 17 Best images about Twiggy Photos on Pinterest | Model pictures, 1960s and Retro vintage
Twiggy photos, Twiggy fashion and Twiggy makeup tips | See more about Model pictures, 1960s and Retro vintage.
- Twiggy: My family values | Life and style | The Guardian
The original supermodel remembers growing up in north London, her close relationship with her parents, marriage and being a stepmum
- Twiggy Fashion 1960s
Includes: • Who was twiggy? • Twiggy fashion 1960s: the mini • The shift dress • The ribbed sweater • Braless styles • Men's accessories • Loafers and boots
- TWIGGY: I WANTED TO LOOK LIKE MARILYN MONROE | CINEMATIC PASSIONS BY MIRANDA WILDING
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Back in the Mod 60s, when TWIGGY conquered London and fashion changed forever, the waif of a teen with huge eyes, a boyish bob and long legs craved the glamour and curves of a different icon. "Whether you're thin, fat, small
- Twiggy: 'There's No Doubt Some Models Are Too Thin' | The Huffington Post
- twiggyfans on Myspace
twiggyfans's profile on Myspace, the place where people come to connect, discover, and share.
- Twiggy at 60: 'It's amazing I didn't go bonkers' | Fashion | The Guardian
The face of the 60s is herself turning 60. She talks to Jess Cartner-Morley about fame, fate, fun … and middle-age spread
- Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon
On Twiggy's 65th birthday, LIFE.com celebrates her career and her enduring style with a series of rare pictures by LIFE photographer Ralph Crane.
Many thanks to the following for their contributions to this lens:
Twiggy: The Girl, the Look, the Scene, 1967
Twiggy Lawson Trivia and Quotes
What Do You Think of the Twiggy Look of the 1960s?
Blonde Blythe (author) from U.S.A. on September 28, 2014:
Hello again, Ken! My hubs were imported from Squidoo, and I already had the gray boxes there, so I got to keep them. Lol! I still have a lot of work to do on my hubs to get them up to snuff. Lost a lot in the cross over--but I'm working on correcting it! ;-)
Blonde Blythe (author) from U.S.A. on September 28, 2014:
Thank you so much for your awesome comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed my Twiggy Hub! I really enjoyed creating it!
Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on September 26, 2014:
I forgot t ask you how you get those gray text boxes in your piece? Thanks and keep up the great work.
Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on September 26, 2014:
Absolutely fantastic. Perfectly-researched. Loved your graphics. Of course you know that Twiggy made a cameo in the first Blues Bros. film. I always liked her.
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Blonde Blythe (author) from U.S.A. on October 24, 2013:
@Loretta L: Thank you! I enjoyed pretending, anyway! :)
Loretta Livingstone from Chilterns, UK. on October 16, 2013:
Loved it. That was a pretty good Twiggy makeover you had. You did bear a resemblance to her. :)
anonymous on November 18, 2012:
cool dong her as my project
getmoreinfo on October 27, 2012:
This is one of my favorite lenses on squidoo so I had to come back and leave my angel blessings.
David Stone from New York City on October 24, 2012:
I visited before when I was on Squid Angel hiatus. Now, I'm back to sprinkle some dust.
David Stone from New York City on October 09, 2012:
I never got it. I always liked thinner women, but she just didn't look healthy. I thought the phenomenon was interesting, although I never figured out the attraction.
Birthday Wishes from Here on October 01, 2012:
It's all coming back as a trend again. Amazing lens! Thanks a lot.
Deborah Swain from Rome, Italy on September 03, 2012:
she has a great sense of humour too! she has even appeared in "absolutely fabulous"!
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on August 16, 2012:
I think you made a lovely Twiggy look alike! I do remember the Twiggy craze. It was nice to see a more current photo of Twiggy. She is still pretty.
KimGiancaterino on August 12, 2012:
What a wonderful collection of images -- Twiggy never had an awkward stage. She still looks great.
Blonde Blythe (author) from U.S.A. on July 16, 2012:
@Bellezza-Decor: Must have gotten tired of it short. I like her hair best when she was in The Boy Friend.
Bellezza-Decor from Canada on July 14, 2012:
I like it, in fact I wonder why she doesn't wear her hair short now?
Hypersapien2 from U.S. on May 30, 2012:
Nice lens, and Twiggy is still a cutie!
Wealth-seekers LM on May 28, 2012:
The Twiggy style and makeup is timeless. Thanks
trendydad on May 16, 2012:
Twiggy looks great for being in the 60's
ElizabethJeanAl on May 02, 2012:
I remember staring at my reflection with a sad sigh. I wanted to be thin like Twiggy. I wasn't fat but a long way from thin.
lilPinkfairy288 on March 19, 2012:
She looks extremely cute. Great information about Twiggy.
mjtaylor lm on March 14, 2012:
I loved Twiggy, but she really was the beginning of a national obsession with being too thin, I think. Still, an irresistible lens!
TTMall on March 11, 2012:
Thank you for such an informative lens.
anonymous on March 10, 2012:
She is still beautiful. I love her as a child also. Good to see her life turned out well. Her thinness was natural unlike the starvation look of some more current models.
WriterJanis2 on March 04, 2012:
Wonderful tribute to Twiggy. Blessed!
Clairissa from OREFIELD, PA on February 21, 2012:
Love this look and Twiggy. Beautiful lens, I enjoyed it tremendously. My daughter will be off to college and is planning to cut her hair short into a twiggy style. I will have to forward this lens to her so she can see the different looks. Have a great day!
getmoreinfo on February 11, 2012:
Twiggy is definitely a trendsetter, and I love how you covered her career from then till now, great stuff.
Edutopia on January 31, 2012:
Great lens, this is more information about Twiggy than I ever thought I'd know. She has a pretty iconic look though that you can see many have, "drawn inspiration," from over the years since.
entertainmentev on January 28, 2012:
I love Twiggy and her iconic look. She's beautiful today as well.
queenofduvetcover on January 23, 2012:
Outstanding lens! I really enjoyed reading and looking at all the images. Wow, you really did look like Twiggy...good job! =)
sheezie77 on January 12, 2012:
kathysart on December 28, 2011:
Twiggy.. I loved her so much when I was young. I had my hair like hers and spent over an hour a day to put my make up on like hers.. memories! THUMBS UP ANGEL BLESSED
anonymous on December 27, 2011:
enjoyed my visit this morning, thank you for the step back in time!
TheBaseballCoach on December 21, 2011:
Wow! I forgot all about twiggy
Bellezza-Decor from Canada on November 26, 2011:
Wow, there's lot of info here about Twiggy. I'd love to see her hair cut short again! Your Twiggy makeover story was pretty funny.
anonymous on November 15, 2011:
Looks like models haven't changed much.
anonymous on October 26, 2011:
This is such a great story! You looked exactly like her, so adorable. I don't usually comment fan page or that kind of thing, but this is too awesome for not to.
Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on September 22, 2011:
Twiggy was definitely iconic. I'm glad she came back into the spotlight the last few years.
PRONTOMEDIA LM on August 08, 2011:
Wow.... another great lens. I really like it.
Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on July 23, 2011:
My sister used to say Twiggy was the founding member of the IBTC! ha!
SilverLotus1 on February 15, 2011:
Outstanding lens. You've done a fab job with this topic. I'm a big Twiggy fan. Thanks!
anonymous on December 30, 2010:
I'm 22, and started collecting all the 1960s Twiggy items when I was 17... I never imagined there were so many fabulous items! I loved reading about your Twiggy story. Twiggy is just marvelous, a real inspiration, and such a fashion icon, who sadly not many people know of here in Australia...
kt_glasses on December 29, 2010:
Twiggy got this wonderfully weird look and style, and i love it.
anonymous on December 15, 2010:
Great lens. Twiggy and her Mum used to come into my wool shop in Twickenham, her Mum was an avid knitter, remember them well. Fays wool shop.
anonymous on October 03, 2010:
What I remember the most about Twiggy was her sense of humour. She wasn't stuck up or hid where she came from. In fact she was proud of it. Yes it was a shock to the world that she was the number one fashion model in the world, but she endeared herself to the public.
julieannbrady on October 03, 2010:
My dear, this is an awesome page! You know, I always thought Twiggy's eyes were so beautifully expressive and thought "just like a living doll's eyes!" She definitely was a pop icon of her day and age.
WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on September 28, 2010:
Awesome Fan Page! I remember Twiggy; growing up in the 60s and 70s! Love the way you displayed your articles and posters! Have an awesome Fall. :)
artdecoco on September 27, 2010:
loved twiggy then and still love her today