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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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Barbara Stanwyck, great actress always stylish.
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Madame Gres -- uber fashion designer of the early 20th century.
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Madame Grès by Diane Arbus for Harper’s Bazaar, February 1964.
Germaine Émilie Krebs (1903–1993), known as Alix Barton and later as "Madame Grès", launched her design house under the name Grès in Paris in 1942. Formally trained as a sculptress, she produced haute couture designs for an array of fashionable women, including the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolores del Río. Her signature was cut-outs on gowns that made exposed skin part of the design, yet still had a classical, sophisticated feel.
Genius Madame Gres - premiere name in haute couture 1940s-1960s
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Artist/bohemian Beatrice Wood. Interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105."
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Beatrice Wood is one of the most fascinating women artists. Beatrice Wood passed away in 1998, at the age of 105 years of age, with the last 25 years of her life her most productive, creating work to satisfy a growing market for her ceramics, writing books and visiting with the hundreds of people who showed up on her doorstep. When asked the secret of her longevity, she would simply offer “art books, chocolates and young men”.
ⓦ Women's Wisdom & Wit ⓦ funny & inspirational quotes from women aging gracefully | Beatrice Wood: "Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up." Despite this, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105.
artist bohemian beatrice wood. interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105
Beatrice Wood was an important contemporary artist, craftperson and writer. The spirit of Dadaism, impact of Modernism, embrace of Eastern philosophy, influence of folk art and even the ornament of ethnic jewelry were all combined in her ceramics. Her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105.
Ceramic artist Beatrice Wood, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105.
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Alice Roosevelt 1903
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Alice Roosevelt, 1903 [Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, 1884 - 1980 daughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt]
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1903. Hand-tinted photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston. A typical Aquarius, Alice drove her father, Theodore Roosevelt, to distraction by smoking cigarettes, placing bets with bookies, attending the odd sumo wrestling match, and at some point, getting tattooed. One day, after threatening to throw Alice out the window, President Roosevelt signed to a friend: "I can either run the country, or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both."
Alice Roosevelt Longworth in 1903. The eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt, she courted controversy throughout her life. During her father's presidency, she made headlines for smoking cigarettes in public and riding in cars with men. She was also known for her acerbic wit, which resulted in several administrations banning her from White House functions.
1903. Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Colorized.
Oh Louise! Didn't realize how sexy she was until I saw this photo—
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Jazz Age Louise Brooks in flapper dress. ♥♡♥♡♥ A legendary actress of the silent film era. She epitomized the flapper age with her bobbed hairstyle, while blatantly flaunting the accepted sexual and societal roles of women at the time.
Louise Brooks the silent film star's trademark: a blunt, dark bob cut.
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1920s fashion pose.
Louis Brooks, epitome of 1920s beauty
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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Vanessa Redgrave in Isadora, 1968 Karel Reisz (II)
Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (b. 30 Jan 1937), English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. Redgrave rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since made more than 35 appearances on London's West End and Broadway. Her films include Blowup, Isadora, Mary, Queen of Scots, The Devils, Julia, The Bostonians, Howards End, Mission: Impossible, and Atonement.
Dorothy Dell, vamping in a hat!
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Dorothy Dell 1930s
Evan Burrows Fontaine Ziegfeld Follies Girl The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. Inspired by the Folies Bergères of Paris, the Ziegfeld Follies were conceived and mounted by Florenz Ziegfeld Photography by Alfred Cheney Johnston, the official photographer of the Zeigfeld Follies
Evan Burrows Fontaine, with hair as fashion statement.
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Evan Burrows Fontaine Ziegfeld Follies Girl Photography by Alfred Cheney Johnston, the official photographer of the Zeigfeld Follies
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Alfred Cheney Johnston - Ziegfeld Girls And Ziegfeld Follies
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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Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney - Famous Vegetarians
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I love this photo. Even complete with yellow flowers in the background.
Paul McCartney Meets Linda Eastman
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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Two of the central characters in a shopping emporium - wonderful Edwardian flavor
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Yoko Ono, fearless back when and still today!
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Yoko Ono and John Lennon. I usually dislike photos of them, but this one seems so very genuine.
La coppia Yoko e Lennon
Happy Birthday Yoko!!!!!!! yay!
A "Gibson Girl", Evelyn Nesbit, chorus girl, artists model and style icon of the early 20th century.
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Ruth St Denis, famous dancer, with Ted Shawn in the early 1900s
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faredisfare: Carlo Leonetti, Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn, ca.1900
Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn. Carol Leonetti. early 1900s In 1911, a young dancer named Ted Shawn saw St. Denis perform in Denver; it was artistic love at first sight. In 1914, Shawn applied to be her student, and soon became her artistic partner and husband. Together they founded Denishawn, the "cradle of American modern dance." One of her more famous pupils was Martha Graham. #ruthstdenis #tedshawn #moderndance #dance #denishawn #vintage
Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn. Carol Leonetti (early 1900s)
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Myrna Loy. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).
Myrna Loy, way before the Thin Man.
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1920 Check Out Those Marcel Finger Waves and Pin Curls ! The basis of all good hair dressing,
1920s Headpiece. Her hair, wow.
Myrna Loy / headpiece and pin curls. Vintage beauty.
Myrna Loy in “Bride of the Regiment” 1930 #flappers #myrnaloy
Myrna Loy hair, circa 1930. Love the headpiece and the pin curls!
I love old photographs... there's just something so soft and delicate and beautiful that we can't capture with digital cameras... 1920 s style
Amelia Earhart — not only was she courageous, she wore the coolest leather jackets!
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"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others." — Amelia Earhart was the 1st female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University as a visiting faculty member to inspire women with her love of aviation. A member of the National Woman's Party, she supported the Equal Rights Amendment.
Amelia Earhart: she had to start and stop several life paths but eventually she launched, reached cruising altitude and soared into history. Never give up trying to find your place in this world.
Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Earhart . Always admired her, facinated by her life. And inspiration to a girl growing up in the 50's...
The Ultimate Redhead, and one of the greatest comedienes ever—Lucille Ball, 1950
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American actress Lucille Ball. USA, 1950. (Photo by Philippe Halsman)
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lucille ball. old school funny! I love lucy! Katie's favorite show and comedian of all time!
Lucille Ball. Happy Birthday Aug. 6, 1911.
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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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“Uschi Obermaier was the erotic symbol of the counterculture, the pop icon of the sixties and seventies, a model, film star, groupie, and lover– yet never let herself be pigeonholed or stereotyped. Her life of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll was like a road movie– dynamic, wild, at dizzying velocity, and completely freed from all bourgeois values. ‘I would betray any revolution for this woman,’ said Rainer Langhans, at whose side she posed unclad for Kommune 1. Turning her back on the political
Uschi Obermaier - went on the Rolling Stones' 1975 tour and is said to have had affairs with both Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, as well as with Jimi Hendrix
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people," Eleonor Roosevelt
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Ginger Rogers was one of the most popular stars of the 1930s and early 1940s – and she appeared in an astonishing number of films, five of which are being screened at the Glasgow Film Festival, which starts next Thursday. What was particularly striking about Ginger was her hair, which seldom looked the same twice and which set one trend after another.
Dancer/Actress Ginger Rogers -- she did everything that Fred did only in high heels and backwards--
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Ginger Rogers- 1930s hairstyle
Ginger Rogers, 1936 #retro vintage
Ginger Rogers in the 1930s. I love the old school Hollywood glamour!
Ginger Rogers' Hair Style
Ginger Rogers. Such a classic beauty!
Ginger Rogers: she totally rocked the finger waves
1930s Hair Styles
Simone de Beauvoir in Paris, 1957. Author of The Second Sex, she was one of the first "feminists."
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Simone DeBeauvoir by Irving Penn
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IrvingPenn / Simone De Beauvoir 1957
Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir. Jan 9, 1908, Paris; Died: April 14, 1986, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. photographed by Irving Penn.
”I’ll tell you one of the reasons I’m ready to leave. When I first came to Hollywood five years ago, my makeup call was at eight in the morning. On this movie it’s been put back to seven-thirty. Every day I see Joan Crawford, who’s been in makeup since five, and Loretta Young, who’s been there since four in the morning. I’ll be god-damned if I’m going to stay in a business where I have to get up earlier and earlier and it takes longer and longer for me to get in front of a camera. ~ Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly, photographed by Irving Penn, New York, 1954
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Grace Kelly, photo by Irving Penn, New York, 1954.
Irving Penn, Grace Kelly, New York, 1954 GREAT hair
Grace Kelly The Country Girl 1950's
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Princess Grace Kelly, 1954. Photo by Irving Penn
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I don't know who she is -- but she certainly is fearlessly stylish!
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Ultimate boho babe. #marykateolsen
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one of the Olsen twins gypsy style
this is Mary Kate Olsen rocking the "boho chic" style which brought back layering and peasant tops from the 70s
Woa! Insanely hippie awesome hair that only she could magically pull off- with the dress
tuff as nails: We Likey Dreadlocks
Bette Davis--oh those eyes . . . and a tough cookie who knew what she wanted--