Wednesday, December 1, 2010

you don't look different but you have changed

I have always thought it was interesting to see how modern day celebrities compare (looks-wise/style-wise, usually - hey, what can I say, I'm quite vain!) to retro gods and goddesses. I've collected images over the years and just now have overcome my laziness enough to put some of them up. Let's see how these newbies stack up against the old pros:

Ann-Margret ... Isla Fisher 
Not just do these two beauties share a similar shade of fiery red, but their penchant for wearing their hair in wavy styles tousled and teased lends more similarities. Strong eyes and dark, arched brows complete the look. Looks like Isla's been taking some cues from sex kitten Ann - just look at that perfect pout she's rockin'! 

Bianca Jagger ... Penelope Cruz
The former Mrs. Mick Jagger is one of my style icon mainstays - she managed to make such masculine pieces as tuxedos and bowler hats into pieces appropriate for the modern 70's power woman. Her relaxed elegance oozed sexuality. Always sporting a loose fit, whether in a tailored suit or Halston gown, Bianca always managed to look like she was curled up at home in sweats (even when on the banquette at Studio 54).  Her style has transcended to another foreign babe, Penelope Cruz, who mirrors B's loose masculine lounge suit, mussed-up hair, kohl-rimmed eyes and nude lip. 

Edie Sedgwick ... Nicole Richie
The pets, the baubles, the dyed blonde hair, the long jersey dresses - nothing else can match the dramatic eye makeup that both Edie and Nicole are sporting. Though Nicole's look is arguably a Edie-Twiggy hybrid (mainly due to the slicked down hair and the way the eye socket is outlined in black around a white lid - more the Twiggy style than Edie), the sixties mod socialite look that Nicole is evoking here was a look all of Edie's own. 

8 comments:

honeyboney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hi,
you know i adore your blog... may ask you something? i know it´s sorta stupid, but i´m really curious in what you do? are you at uni and if yes what do you study?
you know i´m kinda hanging in a loop here not knowing where to go and ouyr blog is really inspirational (so many movies i have to watch) and i was wondering what a awesome person like you would be doing... well in real life.

you don´t have to say, if you´re uncomfortable with it.

love
honey

Wildernesschic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are spot on with the comparisons.. although great real style never dates xx

Publish my Style said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love that Nicole's whole photoshoot, her make-up looks amazing!

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Dolly Rocker Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

honeyboney -
Thank you so much for saying that you like DRG - it still gives me goosepimples to know that people other than myself know about my site!
At the moment, I do nothing apart from meander websites looking for pics of Pattie, Julie, Marianne and the motley sixties crew that I haven't seen before. No job (though internet stalking famous celebs of yesteryears could arguably be considered one haha - it's quite a lot of work, I'm sure you know).
I'm a sophomore at a liberal arts university in New York state (very vague I know ... hhaha. but if you're interested in which one, email me - I get a bit creeped out about the accessibility of sites like these, so I won't post the name here).
I'm an English major with a concentrated minor in Film studies. It was really a process of elimination for me when it came to deciding what to study. I knew I couldn't do math, or science, I sure as hell wasn't going pre-med or pre-law, and apart from the French I've gathered from my grandparents, Godard films, grammar school, and LaBelle songs, I knew I couldn't pursue foreign language studies. But it's really worked out for me because English and film are two of my greatest passions - I love to write and I love to watch films.
I think my major/minor worry my father - he (a graduate of engineering school & pre-med at Harvard) is legitimately worried that I will never be able to find a job with English and film ... unless I want to be a film critic. But I don't really fancy myself to be a Roger Ebert in a skirt. All of the things I really want to do with my life I don't think would actually be sound career moves. Like running away to Tunisia after graduation, or following a band on tour or realizing my inner Manhattan socialite-slash/party-girl (more Edie, less Paris) - probably not the best idea for my future, right?
But I'm not worrying about that yet - I'm not even twenty! (Though I will hit the big 2-0 in less than two weeks! Ugh I'm so old I disgust myself)
Gosh, I just babble on and on - you probably got more insight into my life than you bargained for, honeyboney! If you have any more questions at all - about schools, studies, movies, why I am so weird sometimes - PLEASE feel free to email/message/etc. me. I love talking to people :)

Dolly Rocker Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wildernesschic - so true. Wasn't it Coco who said "fashion fades, but style remains"? True style - no matter the wearer - will always look fresh and en vogue.

Dolly Rocker Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

PMS (oh goodness, my bad) - Publish my style, I mean :)
I will DEFINITELY check out your site - i already gave it a quick gander and it looks very cool.
Agreed about Nicole - her makeup is so envy-inducing pretty much all of the time. Except for the first season of the Simple Life. I refer to that as the Dark Ages.

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the bio comment DRG! I've been following your site for quite a while-- (I think I discovered it when looking for a pic of Daisy Lowe bangs? Which you had ;) And I love 60s style, culture, and music... esp. The Beatles.. of course. So it was so interesting to read about the person I've been blog stalking for so long!

It's nice to hear about someone who takes interest in 60s-70s like I do, and someone who is so young and in uni like me! (I'm 18.) But I love the blog, so don't ever be discouraged!

Dolly Rocker Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Raquel -
Ahh I love that you used the term "blog stalking" - especially in the context of DRG!! I am such an internet/blog stalker myself, I'm glad to know that all my creepsterness hasn't been entirely fruitless :)

It's so much fun to learn about other people our age who like these sorts of things - 60s/70s music movies, etc. as well as glam rock goddess models like Daisy as well. I just wish I knew more of them in real life, outside of the blogosphere!!