Monday, April 15, 2013

Priscilla Presley

Icon: Priscilla Ann Wagner a.k.a Priscilla Presley
Born: 24th May (gemini) 1945, New York City, U.S.
Height: 1,63m
Known-for: ex-wife of Elvis Presley, actress
Story: Priscilla was born in 1945 to 19 year old Ann Iversen and US Navy pilot James Wagner. James was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was six months old. In 1948 her mother was married to United States Air Force officer Paul Beaulieu and he was the only father she knew before discovering the "family secret". Priscilla grew up in her own words as "a shy, pretty little girl unhappily accustomed moving from base to base every two or three years" due to her fathers career. In 1956 after living in Texas Beaulieus moved to Wiesbaden, Germany. Priscilla spend her free time at the Eagles Club, where she met Currie Grant who eventually introduced her to his friend Elvis Presley in 1September 959 during Elvis's stay in the army at Germany. Priscilla was only 14 during the meeting but made an huge impression on Elvis. Couple met frequently after this until Elvis left Germany in March 1960. After this couple stayed in touch over phone and finally 1962 Priscillas parents let her visit him for two weeks. During her stay she took her fist amphetamines and sleeping pills to keep up with Elvis' lifestyle. In March 1963 Priscillas parent let her finally move to America for good. She lived with Elvis is Graceland and stayed there even when he was filming in Hollywood and having affairs with his co-workers.  In the end of 1966 Elvis finally proposed to Priscilla under the pressure to legalize their relationship. Couple married in May 1st, 1967 and their only child, Lisa Marie was born nine months after the wedding, February 1st, 1968. Later couples relationship soured due to  Elvis' constant absence from home. Priscilla and Elvis divorced in 1973. The couple stayed close even after the separation.  Priscilla has never remarried although she has had several long term relationships. In 1987 she had a son Navarone with Italian screenwriter Marco Garibaldi. In 2006 couple separted. In december 2011 Priscilla has been linked to Australian singer Barry Crocker. She is know as a devoted member of Church of Scientology. After Elvis' death Priscilla turned Graceland to a tourist attraction to keep her daughters inheritance alive. She has worked as a actress and is well known for her roles in TV show Dallas and movie series Naked Gun.
Style: Priscilla truly is a natural beauty, not just a cute face but Cleopatra beautiful. But she has never relied only on her natural looks and has always seen great effort on her hair and make up as well as outfits. She is best known for her late 60's Cleopatra look of long black straight hair on higher than high beehive tease, dark thick black eyeliner, heavy black eyebrows, nude lips, long pointy finger nails, heavy tan and bright coloured clothes. She's a true glamour girl styled to the tips of her fingers.

Pretty young Priscilla with her natural beauty-
Priscilla is naturally beautiful but likes to flaunt her looks  with showy make up and hair do's.
Cute young couple. Priscilla wearing hot pink blouse and white skirt.
Young parent with their daughter Lisa Marie. Priscilla is wearing hot pink shift dress with long bell sleeves.
Priscilla wearing typical 60's well cut two piece suit of top and cigarette pants in navy blue and yellow.
Casual Priscilla wearing hop pink sleeveless top and bell bottom red jeans with red wide belt.
Sexy Priscilla in white fringed top.
Las Vegas couple. Priscilla wearing purple early 70's outfit of  cropped bell sleeved top and  jersey bell bottom pants.
Priscilla in two piece petrol coloured suit of hooded bell sleeved jacket and mini skirt.
Later 70's maxi skirt goddes in white and long curly hair.
80's dynamic power lady look with big hair and metallic halterneck dress.
Priscilla takes still great effort on her looks and is every inch true Hollywood glamour star.
Priscilla, Lisa Marie on right and her daughter Danielle Riley in the middle. Presley family ladies all have the looks to cover the Voque.

How to get the Glamour Wife look? Think long thick black or dark brown straight hair teased heavily from crown, heavy black eyeliner, nude lips, long pointy nails, dark tan, bright shock colours such as hot pink, red and blues, one colour tone outfits, bell sleeved chiffon tops, blouses and shift dresses, sleeves tops, floaty feminine details combined with sexy well fitted items, few showy simple jewelry. 

Hot pink chiffon top with loose bell sleeves is true to the style of Priscilla.
White textured well cut mini skirt gives sexy 60's wibe to the look.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Patti Hansen

Icon: Patricia Elvina Hansen
Born: 17th March (pisces) 1956, Staten Island, New York., USA
Height: 1,75 m
Known-for: wife of The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, model, actress
Story: Patti was youngest of the six children and she was discovered by photographer Peter Gert at the age of 14. She was signed to Wilhelmina Models modeling agency and moved to Manhattan to pursue modeling career while attending Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She soon gained success at modeling and she appeared on covers of Seventeen, American Voque, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Harper's Bazaar and she was the face for Calvin Klein and Revlon. Patti was complemented as a real deal with bubbly sense of humor, apple-pie looks and unspoilt sense of decency. In early 1980's she quit modeling and started acting career. She appeared only in three films and she has returned to modeling when Calvin Klein used 70's era models for his 1993 collection and other occasions. Patti met Keith Richards through Jerry Hall. The couple married December 1983 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Couple have two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra.
Style: Nordic looking Patti has her family roots in Norway. Her glowing skin and honey blond hair just scream natural healthy. She feels to be naturally happy in her own skin which is always perfectly tanned and trendy clothing is outshined by her pearly white glowing smile. She isn't the pale femme fatale, but the all American happy girl having a beer and pizza with her friends. She seems to be wearing comfy clothing even if they are leather and lycra. Patti is all about looking pretty and natural even when wearing naughty leather pants and sexy minidresses.

Young Patti modeling and showing her freckles on great tanned skin.
Patti in the cover of the fashion bible Voque.
Patti and Keith marrying in 1983 while Mick Jagger is performing best man duties.
Crazy Patty showing her tanning in loose white crochet detailed loose top.
Patti showing her rock chic with dark eye make up, leather blazer and animal printed top.
Patti wearing thin silk scarf loosely around neck and 80's style loose  leather jacket with hair updo.
Patti and Keith making the most of the night. Patti wearing black leather pants, white loose 80's blazer, crochet  shoulder bag and scarf loosely on neck.
Patti all glammed up in metallic mini halterneck dress .
Patti all natural in great tan and white jumper.
Patti on her mummy duties wearing white linen blouse and white jean cut offs.
Grown up Patti wearing stylish all black outfit, honey blond hair and her trademark tan.
Richards family where mummy is every inch of a style icon .
Patti with all of her trademark assests - great tan, great shiny honey blond hair, sexy eyes, nude lips, dark leather and lighter beige top making the most of her natural colouring.

How to get the All American Blonde look? Think natural looking honey blond shiny hair with a bit of darker roots, tanned natural looking skin, possible freckles showing, smoky eye makeup, nude lips, earthy colour tones, white and black, blazers, fitted pants, loose tops, silky scarfs loosely on neck, small necklace, minimum jewelry, black pointy toe pumps, flat boots.

Chocolate brown simple but undeniable sexy silk tank is great way to show tanned skin in this look.
White classic blazer with 80's shoulder line is must to create this stylish but easy going style.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Maxi dress

Icon: Maxi dress
Story: Earliest appearances of the maxi dress was in 1968 when The New York Times highlighted a cotton lace version by Oscar De La Renta. Quickly all hip fashion houses opted the new styles and maxi lenght begun to outdo the mini skirt. From cotton maxi dresses quickly involved to to be more lacey and flowy to the ankle lenght. Modern day maxi dress in usually cotton jersey and down to the heel. In the 70's maxi dress gained highly fashionable status along with similar kaftan and boho styles. Even today maxi dress is often assosiated with down to earth hippie style with it's ultra feminine feel. Even though minidresses have been usually the choice of the young and rebellious rock'n'roll girls, maxi dress has been seen worn by many artists and strong women to give more bohemian look. Maxi dress golden times has been 70's kaftan, boho- and disco looks, 90's grunge look and modern day jersey summer maxi dresses.

Angela Bowie wearing 60's printed cotton maxi dress.
Anita Pallenberg wearing Ossie Clark maxi dress in the style of Swinging Sixties.
Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick in her dark coloured oriental style maxi dress.
Joni Mitchel performing in late 60's style long sleeved colourful tie died hippie maxi dress.
Bianca Jagger wearing spot on trend Ossie Clark maxi dress in 1971.
Pattie Boyd wearing floaty girly maxi dress with low cut neck line for  sexy 70's romantic look.
Kat Von D. wearing a moder day hippie maxi dress without losing any edge of her rock look.
Ketih Richards wife Patti Hansen wearing plunging maxi dress to Leah Wood's wedding.
Frances Bean Cobain wearing her version of the maxi dress with brown accessories matching her hair  colour.

Where to get the look?

60's hip brand Marimekko has still great maxi dresses to get the true wibe for your summer look.
You can't go wrong with original 70's Ossie Clark maxi dress.

90's style jersey maxi dress is perfect to create grungy look.
Modern day version of the kaftan dress is perfect for rocking summer.
One shoulder maxi dress with fading colour in the feel in 60's tie dye is great way to date the hippie look.

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