What do Stevie Nicks, Scarlett O’Hara and Della Street have in common? Besides being awesomely fabulous females, of course. Give up? They were my fashion icons when I was growing up — well, Scarlett’s Southern Victorian diva and Della’s sexy smart secretary were, and then Stevie’s flowy boho hippie came along when I was old enough to make my own style mistakes buy my own clothes. Today, I’d like to think I’m sort of a combination of all three, with some Michelle Obama thrown in. (But maybe I’m flattering myself — that’s what I’d like to look like, at least!) I wrote more about how TV, movies and music influence what we wear in my quarterly fashion column for the TimesDaily’s Shoals Woman magazine, in Florence, Alabama, at http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090624/SW/906239986/1085. On a day when two fashion inspirations have left us — Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson — I’m thinking about how much influence entertainers have over the way we want to see ourselves. And remembering one gold-star day in college when my wings turned out perfectly — my hair has never looked as good as it did that day more than 30 years ago when Farrah gazed back at me from the tiny dorm-room mirror. Sigh.
Oh my goodness. I just noticed that in these pics both are wearing feathers and I promise I never ever ever have worn feathers in my life. Nor drapery tassels. As far as I know, anyway.
Complete sadness for the loss! I sported my Farrah hair back in the day!
My wings were always droopy!
Wasn’t it an adventure trying to get those wings just right? Most girls just ended up with plastered hair. I admit to a few wing failings in my time!
I never see that picture of Scarlett O’Hara without thinking of that funny Carol Burnett sketch.
Isn’t is amazing how we remember those perfect hair days that are so few and far between!! Haha. Great way to remember them.
Thanks, y’all, for sharing Farrah-hair moments. Sounds as if we all had them!
Oh gosh I too loved Farrah’s hair and remember thinking how glam she looked when she was a model. She was so brave to have the camera eye on her as she went thru her alternative and painful treatment for her cancer. She fought a good fight. Sad.
Carolyn — Oh my gosh! I haven’t thought about that Carol Burnett sketch for years! Thanks for the memories — and the laugh.
I, too, thought of Carol Burnett immediately. “Oh, it’s just somethin’ I saw in the window and I couldn’t resist.”