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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Style of American Icons

Celebrating their 70th anniversary with the help of twelve 2009 young talents, Glamour magazine is spreading out the message of female risk takers, rule breakers and style makers from seven decades, "You can do anything!"

Glamour's April issue

We had picked out some current fashion styles inspired by these very inspiring women...

Hayden Panettiere as Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 – missing July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939)
Known from the famous television series, Heroes, actreHayden Panettiere posed as Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight.

Classy Aviator

Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter (1942 – 1945)
Rosie the Riveter is a character from the "We Can Do It" poster commisioned by the U.S. goverment in 1942 to motivate American women to step out of the kitchen and into the factory to replace the men who had been pressed into service during World War II, depicted by actress, Alexis Bledel.

Power Lady

Paula Patton as Billie Holiday
(April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)
Born with name Eleanora Fagan, Billie Holiday, also known as Lady Day, was one of the biggest female jazz singers of all times. Actress, Paula Patton posed by wearing Holiday's trademark gardenia in her hair.

Sweet Jazzy

Chanel Iman as Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003)
Model, Chanel Iman was doing pose as Althea Gibson, the first African American woman to compete in major U.S. championships and also the first to win Wimbledon. In her crisp whites, “the Jackie Robinson of tennis,” as she was known, won 11 major titles.

Sexy Sporty

Emma Roberts as Audrey Hepburn
(May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993)
Emma Roberts, a talented young actress, posed as Belgian-born, Audrey Hepburn, one of the most beloved American movie stars. Her sharp, sensitive turn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s made the film a must-see for women of all ages, while the late actress’s elegant style continues to inspire women to this day.

Classic Beauty

Odette Yustman, Spencer Grammer, Rumer Willis as The Women of Woodstock (Original festival held in 1969)
Three beautiful starlets was living the hippie era while on the set of photo shoot as the women of Woodstock, a music festival in the late sixties that was more than a musical orgy. Billed as An Aquarian Exposition, with the spirit of protest and we-can-do-anything energy, helped usher in a new generation of free-thinking, independent-minded women.

Extravagant Hippie

Camilla Belle as Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936)
Camilla Belle Routh, an American actress of Brazilian descent, posed as Mary Tyler Moore, actress and also a comedian, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms.


America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta (born April 10, 1930)
Ugly Betty's star, America Ferrera, posed as Dolores Huerta, a fierce advocate for migrant farmers, is also First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America that she co-founded with César Chávez, Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist. At age 79, Huerta continues to be active—last year she campaigned for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run.

Simply Stunning

Lindsay Lohan as Madonna
(born August 16, 1958)
Hollywood star, Lindsay Lohan posed as Madonna, born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, an American recording artist, actress, and entrepreneur. She has been dubbed "The Queen of Pop" and is still a phenomenon in the music industry until this day.

Rockin' Beat

Emma Stone as Carrie Bradshaw
The House Bunny's actress, Emma Stone, posed as Carrie Bradshaw, lead character from high-rating HBO series, Sex and the City, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. Bradshaw has a major impact as a fashion icon who influenced many girls throughout the world.

Urban Chick

Elisha Cuthbert as Brandi Chastain (born July 21, 1968)
Brandi Chastain, a former soccer player, who was on the U.S. women national soccer team from 1991 to 2004. Actress, Elisha Cuthbert, reenacted moment when Chastain dove to her knees and tore off her jersey in celebration after she scored the game-winning penalty kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final.

Soccer Glam

Alicia Keys as First Lady Michelle Obama (born January 17, 1964)
R&B and soul singer/song-writer, Alicia Keys, posed as Michelle Obama, wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barrack Obama, and the first African American First Lady of the United States.

Absolute Lady

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