1950s and 1960s:
These are the decades I belong in fashion-wise. Most of my favorite movies and style icons came out of these decades. I consider the 1950s and 1960s to be the most classic periods in fashion and the majority of the styles are still mimicked today.
The best style that came out of this era in my opinion was the pencil skirt/suit. They were tight, sexy and brought an extremely feminine touch to a more masculine look. Style icons of this decade included Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor to name just a few.
The 1950s revolutionized the poodle skirt and leather jackets…you know…because Grease is the word.
In 1961, my favorite movie of all time was made Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I remember the first time I saw the movie; I was just a child of maybe 7 or 8 years old. I was in awe of Audrey’s character Holly Golightly. I think I pretty much wanted to be her, (how worried my parents must have been for me, wanting to be a call girl and get $50 for the powder room). Her style and beauty was nothing less than perfect to me.
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