Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birthday Girls: Opposites, Attractive

It almost seems some sort of cosmic joke that these two icons of the 1960s share a birthday.

Leslie Hornby Lawson, the Twig, as seen by Mattel

Cass Elliot, with distracting accessory

They are the polar oppposites of Mod Femininity. Twiggy ruled the fashion world with a ubiquity that's hard to believe today, when any girl who does more than two shoots a season is a "supermodel"; Cass brought an almost heartbreaking enthusiasm for showbiz to the cool LA affect of the Mamas and the Papas before launching her all-too-short solo career.

One adores them both, of course - but it's Cass, I have to admit, that I still dream a little dream of...

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