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    Extraordinary Women of Style, Substance, Passion, Vision, Talent . . .

    Today and from the past. This board began simply as ladies of style, but I couldn't resist expanding to women who seemed to have a veracious need for independence and the desire to go beyond limits!


    Extraordinary Women of Style, Substance, Passion, Vision, Talent . . .

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    Nigella.

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    Barbara Stanwyck, great actress always stylish.

    The Cluttered Classic Attic ❧

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    Madame Gres -- uber fashion designer of the early 20th century.

    Pelse, skindtøj og accessories

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    Artist/bohemian Beatrice Wood. Interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105."

    About Beatrice Wood - Page 1

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    Alice Roosevelt 1903

    Edwardian Era

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    Oh Louise! Didn't realize how sexy she was until I saw this photo—

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    Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, recognized as the most famous woman painter of the 18th century

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    The great actress Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora Duncan, from the film "Isadora."

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    Dorothy Dell, vamping in a hat!

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    Evan Burrows Fontaine, with hair as fashion statement.

    LUSHLIGHT

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    Linda McCarthy with Paul. Although she grew up rich, she left a legacy of progressive causes including vegetarianism and kindness to animals. So sad that she died so young. Thankfully, her daughter Stella follows in her footsteps.

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    Vanessa Redgrave again: I adored her in Julia, but my favorite role of hers was as Ruth Wilcox in Howards End.

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    Yoko Ono, fearless back when and still today!

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    A "Gibson Girl", Evelyn Nesbit, chorus girl, artists model and style icon of the early 20th century.

    The Real Gibson Girls | Glamourdaze

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    Ruth St Denis, famous dancer, with Ted Shawn in the early 1900s

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    Myrna Loy, way before the Thin Man.

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    Amelia Earhart — not only was she courageous, she wore the coolest leather jackets!

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    The Ultimate Redhead, and one of the greatest comedienes ever—Lucille Ball, 1950

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    Uschi Obermaier -- smart, hippie, actress, model, lover of Mic and Kieth -- you can watch the movie about her -- Eight Mile High-- on Netflix

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    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people," Eleonor Roosevelt

    BYU Women's Services and Resources: Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Dancer/Actress Ginger Rogers -- she did everything that Fred did only in high heels and backwards--

    1930s Hair Styles

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    Simone de Beauvoir in Paris, 1957. Author of The Second Sex, she was one of the first "feminists."

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    Grace Kelly, photographed by Irving Penn, New York, 1954

    Photo Journal: Walking in the footsteps of photographer Irving Penn

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    I don't know who she is -- but she certainly is fearlessly stylish!

    tuff as nails: We Likey Dreadlocks

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    Bette Davis--oh those eyes . . . and a tough cookie who knew what she wanted--

    We Had Faces Then

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