Edie and Twiggy

So I’ve been running around on here and Tumblr and whenever I hear someone talk about Edie Sedgwick or Twiggy’s style, I almost always hear them say:

“I love her makeup, but I could never pull it off.”

I wont lie, heavy eyeliner like these girls wore isn’t for everyone. But I believe one way or another, anyone can have Sedgwick or Twiggs inspired makeup.

Now if you have a nice round face and big eyes, the 60s dolly eyes I can almost 100% guarantee, you can pull off. A lot of peoples worries is that its ‘too much makeup’. Let me tell you a thing, folks: I wear Twiggy dolly eyes every single time I go out, it is my everyday makeup, and I only ever get compliments. And its not like someone is going to walk up to you and tell you “You’re wearing too much eye makeup”. No one cares enough.

Another worry I hear is that people think the makeup is difficult, the cut crease and the drawn on under lashes. While it can be weird the first few times you do it, after you learn your eye shape, its so easy!

Theres only  things to keep in mind when doing 60s makeup:

1. The line doesn’t go up like a classic 50s cateye, it the line either goes straight out or even down. But if doing Edie makeup, the line can go up. Her line didn’t always go up, but for her more well known eye makeup looks, the line was more 50s looking.

2. The cut crease should follow your natural socket line.

3. white eyeliner on your waterline is optional, but makes magic happen for making your eyes look bigger.

4. Now Edie Sedgwick often just put a heavy black line under her bottom lashes that connected to the top eyeliner, and Twiggy drew on lashes. Drawing on these lashes takes time, and deciding whether you prefer thicker or thinner lashes. Twiggs kept hers rather thin and slanted hers.

Edie:

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Edie is most well known for her heavy filled in, thick eyebrows. Just about anyone can look good with big brows as long as you find a good shape.

Her makeup was obviously surrounded by the eyes. This look here is probably one of the, if not the most, well known styles. She made herself very pale, very little to no blush, natural or pale pink lips and very black eyes, white eyeshadow was used for contrast. Edie’s short hair was a very dark, rich brown that she sprayed silver, not bleached like most people think. Her whole purpose of her style was to basically look like the girl Andy Warhol.

Edie’s career as an actress and socialite ended around 1969-70ish and she married in ’71. Edie died at 28 years old.

Twiggy:

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Twiggy used this look almost through out her whole career as a model. In fact, when you mention 60s fashion or makeup, just about anyone will think of Twiggy’s iconic eyes.

Twiggy and Edie, while both had the same basic idea, had rather different makeup. Twiggy’s cut crease was higher and much rounder than Edie’s, Edie’s almost actually was rather straight. Instead of going straight out or up, Twiggy’s upper eyeliner went down, her cut crease went down with it. She normally only ever had about 9-10 lashes she would draw on the bottom, she used white eyeliner on the water line every now and then it seems.

Her eyebrows were very lightly filled in to look more natural, and she never seemed to wear lipstick or blush. Twiggy’s career eventually switched to BIBA looks in the early 70s, which was very 20s flapper inspired.

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Deep plums, and brownish reds, olives, pinks, yellows and many more were BIBA colours. Very thin, round eyebrows, dark deep rich eyeshadow, dark eyeliner, blush and dark lips. BIBA is one of the most iconic 70s makeup and the basic idea is quite often used in runway and editorial magazines. The fashion consisted of mostly 20s and 30s fashion, long beautiful silk, satin dresses and skirts. Long, big hair with scarves was very BIBA as well.

Twiggy’s most iconic model career ended in the 70s, around after having her first child. but she is still the most well known model of the 60s, who changed makeup forever.

The Factory Girl: Edie Sedgwick

Sloppy Etymology

“One person in the ‘60s fascinated me more than anybody I have ever known. The fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love.”

Andy Warhol

I recently read up a lot about Edie Sedgwick, the 1960s American actress, fashion model, socialite and Andy Warhol’s superstar Factory Girl. None of the things I read gave much highlight into what I was looking for. Blatant facts, critical accusations and fashion musings. I did pick up a lot about her background and none of it seemed to be pretty. It’s so easy to turn someone’s life inside out and negate anything and everything you see in the harshest of lights. I also understand repugnance towards certain ways of life and while that is all understandable sometimes I feel the need to restore some kind of order into this universe. The Internet is a universe on its own…

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I Like You, Even Though You Live Across The Atlantic Ocean

I’m making a short film, and the title is a bit of a mouth full, but its true. 

This film is 100% about me and my current situation. I hope to get an actor or actress to play the role soon, because I would prefer to film it myself. While most of it will be filmed in my home or around my neighborhood, a good chunk will be hopefully done downtown in a record shop and a bistro that my mother works at. 

I written most of the screen play, I hope for the film to only be at most 5 minutes long. Shorter is preferred though. The music played in the back round will only consist of me or a friend playing guitar to a Bob Dylan song, since Bob is an important symbol to the story. 

The short will be posted to my YouTube channel. I hope to have this short completed by next year.  This is my first time making a film myself, so I figured might as well give myself a while to get it ready and what not. I need to buy only a few things, but all in all I’d say this film will only cost about $100, but its mostly lights I’ll be buying. I’d like to film it in Spring of next year when every things blooming, or fall when every things dying.

I’m rather excited about this because I do plan to use my “artistic talents” in this film, like drawing, painting, those sort of things. This film is important to me I suppose not only because its about me, but because I’ve never used emotions like love to make into art. 

I’ll keep you all updated on the progress I make in the long run.

Roger Waters Turns 70

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Co-founder of legendary rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters has turned 70 years old today.

Together with Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright, Pink Floyd would form in 1965 and two years later release their debutThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Soon thereafter, Syd Barrett would depart, and David Gilmour brought in.

For the next three decades Pink Floyd would establish themselves among rock’s greatest bands.

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The Jewelry in Factory Girl (2006). The fashion of the 60s in the 21st century closet

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“I have seen this movie, let’s watch something else” – this is what I hear quite often from my friends whenever we are choosing films. This is an attitude which I could never agree with. I am sure you could never see the movie exactly the same as you did the first time.

This was the reason why I watched the movie Factory Girl (2006) again. When I saw it a couple years ago, I was more interested in a socialite Edie Sedgwick and the father of the Pop Art – Andy Warhol. Dazzled by the tragic story, I did not pay too much attention to details. This time I watched the movie from a different angle and you know what came to the first plan most of the times?

Factory girl Jewelry

The Jewelry!  Even though the action took in the 60s I would love to have the same collection in my…

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The Flowers Are All Dying

Fall is one out of two of my favourite seasons, I forget how much I hate watching the flowers disappear. I’ve been picking as many as I can so at least even though they’re dead, I’ll have some this fall and winter.