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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Barbara Stanwyck, 1940s
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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.
Pelse, skindtøj og accessories
Artist/bohemian Beatrice Wood. Interesting biography, her most productive years were from age 80 until her death at 105."
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ⓦ 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.
Always endearing, rebellious,innovative & wonderful Beatrice Wood - who at 103 yrs old wore a sari and went everyday to her pottery studio! She lived to be 105!! My mentor Beato!!! What a remarkable life. (the potter in the movie "Titanic" was based on Beato)
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Alice Roosevelt 1903
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1903. Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Colorized.
Alice Roosevelt, 1903 [Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, 1884 - 1980 daughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt].
Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1903. || ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.
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, 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.
Vanessa Redgrave in Isadora (Karel Reisz, 1968)
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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long black hair and smoky-lidded eyes
Ziegfeld Girl, Evan Burrows Fontaine. Photography by Alfred Cheney Johnston.
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
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Paul McCartney and Linda (Eastman) McCartney.
I love this photo. Even complete with yellow flowers in the background.
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.
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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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To consider hair styles I'll need to do, I started properly investigating fashion from the 1900-1910s era and stumbled upon the "GIBSON GIRLS", a woman who culminated all the beauty ideals of the time. Arguably the most beautiful of them: Evelyn Nesbit. I am a massive fan of the half up/half down do as I think it suits the more child-like character of Anne. She's not quite refined enough to have all of her hair swept up into the high fashion buns.
Evelyn_Nesbit-Gibson-Girl.jpg Early 1900s Long hair styles for the Countess
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Ruth St Denis, famous dancer, with Ted Shawn in the early 1900s
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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
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Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn / Carlo Leonetti / Early 1900s
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. I just LOVE pincurls and fingerwaves.
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
Myrna Loy in “Bride of the Regiment” 1930 #flappers #myrnaloy
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 (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 Earheart and her wonderfully genderless (and brilliantly fitted) leather jacket
Amelia Earhart...I have crazy admiration for this lady
The Ultimate Redhead, and one of the greatest comedienes ever—Lucille Ball, 1950
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Lucile Ball's dramatic look
Lucille Ball, 1950. I still love watching I love Lucy!
By Philippe Halsman - Lucille Ball
The Crazy Red Head! Lucille Ball
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 - 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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Eleanor Roosevelt~~Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people,
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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 I want to try this hair style.
Ginger Rogers- 1930s hairstyle
Ginger Rogers, 1936 #retro vintage
Ginger Rogers in the 1930s. I love the old school Hollywood glamour!
Ginger Rogers - beautiful waves & perfectly styled. #gingerrogers #fingerwaves
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 de Beauvoir, New York, 1957. Photo by Irving Penn. // Born 9 January 1908 Paris, France Died 14 April 1986 (aged 78) Paris, France Era: 20th-century philosophy - Region: Western Philosophy - School; Existentialism Feminism Western Marxism - Main interests: Politics, Feminism, Ethics, Phenomenology - Notable ideas: Ethics of ambiguity, feminist ethics, existential feminism
Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1957 "Writing about Irving Penn's work for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, the museum's then-Chief Curator of Photography, John Szarkowski wrote, "The grace, wit, and inventiveness of Penn's pattern-making, the lively and surprising elegance of his line, and his sensitivity to the character, the idiosyncratic humors, of light make Penn's pictures, even the slighter ones, a pleasure for our eyes." "Time Photos
Simone de Beauvoir, New York, 1957. Photo by Irving Penn. She was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. While she did not consider herself a philosopher, Beauvoir had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.
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”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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Irving Penn, Grace Kelly, New York, 1954 GREAT hair
Princess Grace Kelly, 1954. Photo by Irving Penn
Grace Kelly: “ “She’s an emotional actress, and in spite of her cool, calm exterior, she does have feelings. In many ways I think she is perhaps more emotional than most people.” - Margaret Kelly,...
Grace Kelly (photo by Irving Penn, New York, 1954)
Photo Journal: Walking in the footsteps of photographer Irving Penn
I don't know who she is -- but she certainly is fearlessly stylish!
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Ultimate boho babe. #marykateolsen
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
How about some gypsy street style...
Woa! Insanely hippie awesome hair that only she could magically pull off- with the dress
Gypsy Gods do exist and they come in the fashion of Mary-Kate Olsen. I love her.
tuff as nails: We Likey Dreadlocks
Bette Davis--oh those eyes . . . and a tough cookie who knew what she wanted--