A 60's girl is a site dedicated to the style, fashion, and icons of the 1960's. I hope you will enjoy your stay here and have fun browsing around. ~Miss Retro.

60's Icons

60's Fashion

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The first half of the 60's resembled the 50's. Conservative, ladylike, proper. Women wore dresses or skirts for all but the most casual activity. Pants were for sport or play and never worn to school.

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Dramatic eyes, featuring mascara used heavily, producing spiked lashes. Shadow is colored or dark. Skin is pale, often from foundation or powder called "translucent". Lips are pale or glittering, rarely showing dark shades.

60's Hair

Contrary to what you may believe, the 1960's hair style was just that - styled. whether "long, straight, curly, fuzzy" a great deal of attention was paid to get just the right look. Although there was more flexibility in length and cut than before, hair styles were controlled. Only Janis Joplin looked like, well, Janis Joplin. Curls were all the rage. Big deep ones, small tight ones and even spit curls. Hippies, of course, prided themselves on the defiance of style. 

Arguably the most famous sex-kitten of all time - she was to the Sixties what Marilyn Monroe was to the Fifties - Brigitte Bardot's beauty and style is still an inspiration to this very day. 

The beautiful English singer and actress Jane Birkin first made a splash in the Swinging Sixties when she starred as a model in the controversial film, Blowup.

With an Oscar under her belt for Best Actress in John Schlesinger's seminal Swinging Sixties movie, Darling, Julie Christie had firmly established herself as an icon on stage (for her incredible acting talent) and off (for her effortless beauty and chic style) by 1965.

As the daughter of an Italian artist, Anita Pallenberg was born into a creative life in 1944. Best-known for her 13-year affair with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, with whom she had three children, Anita was more than a groupie - she was their muse and confidante. Her sexy, fashion-forward image had men falling at her feet, and she appeared in over a dozen style-conscious films like Roger Vadim's cult classic, Barbarella (1968). 

Wife of George Harrison and, later, his friend Eric Clapton, Patti Boyd was a celebrated English model in the Sixties, who appeared on covers of the UK and Italian editions of Vogue.

Think fashion in the Sixties, think Mary Quant. Best-known as the creator of the miniskirt (one of the defining looks of the Sixties).

Anna Karina's style is perfection! Sophisticated, whimsical, and daring.

No one can wear a beret like Faye Dunaway. She has exquisite bone structure and was incredible at the way she wore her clothes. 

Norma Bengell has appeared in numerous international productions, including an extended period during the mid-1960s. She is regarded as the first mainstream actress of her country to appear fully naked on film.

Nico was a German singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress and Warhol Superstar. 

Regarded as the first teenage supermodel, Twiggy was theface of Sixties London. As soon as she hit the scene in 1966, she was an instant icon. Possibly the first 'size zero' model, Lesley Hornby became known by her childhood nickname of Twiggy. Her high fashion mod style, created by Mary Quant, and short-haired androgynous look made tidal waves in the fashion world. She was also well known for drawing huge fake eyelashes under her bottom lashes. 

Academy Award-nominated actress Catherine Deneuve was born of acting stock in Paris, 1942. She burst on to the Sixties scene by starring in films by Roman Polanski and Roger Vadim, with whom she had a relationship. By 1967, when she made Bunuel's Belle de Jour, she had become a muse for Yves Saint Laurent.

Known as the most stylish First Lady in history, Jackie Onassis' style has been copied and aspired to by women all over the world.

Alongside Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton was one of the top fashion models of the Sixties. A leading covergirl and fashion face (she promoted brands like Revlon and Yardley of London), Shrimpton also hung out with the It-crowd.

Marianne Faithfull had such an aura about her, she also really knew what worked for her. She's definitely a style icon.

Miou Miou has successfully pulled off the considerable trick of combining intoxicating sensuality with down-to-earth humor.

Brazilian rock singer and composer Rita Lee is also an amazing style icon of the 60's.

Penelope Tree is an Anglo-American former fashion model  whose long legs and good looks made her an icon of the late 1960s.


Sylvie Vartan, one of the Ye-Ye divas. And another icon of the stylish 60's.

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