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Twiggy: Supermodel of the 1960s

Updated on October 21, 2017

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.

"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

Twiggy Magazines That Inspired Me--# 1!

One of Two Magazines That Introduced Me to Twiggy. Unfortunately, Only the Front Cover Survives.
One of Two Magazines That Introduced Me to Twiggy. Unfortunately, Only the Front Cover Survives.

Twiggy Magaine # 2!

This Twiggy magazine is still intact with no missing pages!
This Twiggy magazine is still intact with no missing pages!

My Twiggy Makeover

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!

Me at the age of 10--before my Twiggy cut!
Me at the age of 10--before my Twiggy cut!

The New Twiggy!

Here I am--complete with unblinking eyes and fish lips!
Here I am--complete with unblinking eyes and fish lips!

My Twiggy Cut's Better Than Your Twiggy Cut!

Me with friend and neighbor Helen, who got a Twiggy cut, too!
Me with friend and neighbor Helen, who got a Twiggy cut, too!

The Twiggy Triplets!

Me, Helen, and big sis Melanie (the one who Introduced me to Twiggy)!
Me, Helen, and big sis Melanie (the one who Introduced me to Twiggy)!
A stunner in fur!
A stunner in fur!

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.

The face we fell in love with!
The face we fell in love with!


Declared "the face Of '66" by The Daily Express

In 1967--1970, Twiggy Was a Popular Face on the Covers of Paris Vogue, U.S. Vogue, and British Vogue.

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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!

"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

Chic Twiggy


The World's First Supermodel

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.

Willowy Twiggy

"Twiggy's androgynous look centered on three qualities: her stick thin figure, a boyishly short haircut, and strikingly dark eyelashes."

Whip It Twiggy

Space Age Twiggy

Twiggy Trivia

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."

Fab Twiggy

Twiggy Merchandise

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:

UK Merchandise:

~Twiggy Dresses

~Twiggy Coat Hanger (supplied with Twiggy dress)

~Twiggy Tights

~Forget Oxfam Feed Twiggy Badge

US Merchandise:

~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 Sweater

~Twiggy Magazine titled Her Mod Mod Teen World

~Twiggy By Twiggy (Biography written by American journalist)

The Mattel Twiggy Doll

In 1967, Mattel marketed the Twiggy doll, and she made history--she 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.

Twiggy in a Magazine Ad for False Eye Lashes

Avant-Garde Twiggy


The World's First Famous

Teen Model


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 Ditches Modeling to Star in the Musical, "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."

New York Times Movie Review of "The Boy Friend"

"The Boy Friend," 1971

Twiggy in "The Boy Friend"

"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."

What's Twiggy Doing Now?

"Romantically Yours"--Music by Twiggy

Presenting her first new recordings in twelve years, Twiggy released a new music CD entitled, "Romantically Yours" in 2011.

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.

Twiggy on Wheels

"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

Lens Credits

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Twiggy: The Girl, the Look, the Scene, 1967

Twiggy Lawson Trivia and Quotes

What Do You Think of the Twiggy Look of the 1960s?

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      Blonde Blythe 3 years ago from U.S.A.

      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! ;-)

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      Blonde Blythe 3 years ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you so much for your awesome comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed my Twiggy Hub! I really enjoyed creating it!

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @ Blonde:

      I forgot t ask you how you get those gray text boxes in your piece? Thanks and keep up the great work.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Blonde Blythe,

      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.

      I love this hub. And here are the reasons why:

      1. This is an excellent piece of writing. Honestly, it is amazing.

      2, I loved every word.

      3. Graphics, superb.

      4. This hub was helpful, informative and very interesting.

      5. Voted Up and all of the choices.

      6. I loved your topic of this hub.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Keep the great hubs coming.


      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Blonde Blythe 4 years ago from U.S.A.

      @Loretta L: Thank you! I enjoyed pretending, anyway! :)

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Loved it. That was a pretty good Twiggy makeover you had. You did bear a resemblance to her. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      cool dong her as my project

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This is one of my favorite lenses on squidoo so I had to come back and leave my angel blessings.

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      David Stone 5 years ago from New York City

      I visited before when I was on Squid Angel hiatus. Now, I'm back to sprinkle some dust.

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      David Stone 5 years ago from New York City

      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.

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      Birthday Wishes 5 years ago from Here

      It's all coming back as a trend again. Amazing lens! Thanks a lot.

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      Deborah Swain 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      she has a great sense of humour too! she has even appeared in "absolutely fabulous"!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      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.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      What a wonderful collection of images -- Twiggy never had an awkward stage. She still looks great.

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago from U.S.A.

      @Bellezza-Decor: Must have gotten tired of it short. I like her hair best when she was in The Boy Friend.

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      Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

      I like it, in fact I wonder why she doesn't wear her hair short now?

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      Hypersapien2 5 years ago from U.S.

      Nice lens, and Twiggy is still a cutie!

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      Wealth-seekers LM 5 years ago

      The Twiggy style and makeup is timeless. Thanks

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      Twiggy looks great for being in the 60's

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      ElizabethJeanAl 5 years ago

      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.

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      lilPinkfairy288 5 years ago

      She looks extremely cute. Great information about Twiggy.

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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      I loved Twiggy, but she really was the beginning of a national obsession with being too thin, I think. Still, an irresistible lens!

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Thank you for such an informative lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      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.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Wonderful tribute to Twiggy. Blessed!

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      Clairissa 6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      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!

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      getmoreinfo 6 years ago

      Twiggy is definitely a trendsetter, and I love how you covered her career from then till now, great stuff.

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      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.

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      entertainmentev 6 years ago

      I love Twiggy and her iconic look. She's beautiful today as well.

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      queenofduvetcover 6 years ago

      Outstanding lens! I really enjoyed reading and looking at all the images. Wow, you really did look like Twiggy...good job! =)

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      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

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed my visit this morning, thank you for the step back in time!

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      TheBaseballCoach 6 years ago

      Wow! I forgot all about twiggy

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      Bellezza-Decor 6 years ago from Canada

      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.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks like models haven't changed much.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      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.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Twiggy was definitely iconic. I'm glad she came back into the spotlight the last few years.

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      PRONTOMEDIA LM 6 years ago

      Wow.... another great lens. I really like it.

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      My sister used to say Twiggy was the founding member of the IBTC! ha!

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      SilverLotus1 7 years ago

      Outstanding lens. You've done a fab job with this topic. I'm a big Twiggy fan. Thanks!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      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...

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      kt_glasses 7 years ago

      Twiggy got this wonderfully weird look and style, and i love it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      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.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      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.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      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.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      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. :)

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      artdecoco 7 years ago

      loved twiggy then and still love her today