Style Icons – Part I

I remember being a 9-year-old ugly duckling when the Donny and Marie Show premiered on T.V. back in the mid 70’s.  I remembered being enthralled with Marie Osmond with her perfect skin, perfect figure, and perky personality.

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I sooo wanted to be Marie Osmond!  She was wholesome, beautiful, and talented.  I even made my parents buy me her skin care line at KMART hoping it would help my face morph into Marie’s.  No such luck.  What did happen was a red, scally, itchy face from all of the alcohol in the products!  Then 2 years later, something changed…BAM!!!!!

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GREASE!!!  Olivia Newton-John as “Tart” Sandy!  What a revelation!  Goody-two-shoes Sandy couldn’t get Danny Zucko, but slutty Sandy could!  Was I the only one who got those red slides by Candies?  I think not!!!  First high heel!  But then another change…I heard Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors album and became entranced by the white witch herself, Stevie Nicks.

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Stevie Nicks is undeniably the sexiest woman in rock covered in 18 pounds of clothing!  Oh, and that voice, especially when joined with Lindsey Buckingham’s.  Pure magic.  To this day I don’t understand all of her lyrics,  they often leave me baffled, but it doesn’t matter because of the magical imagery they evoke.

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When I was in high school, Madonna came on the scene, and while I liked her albums, I had no desire to emulate her.  There was no mystery, no fantasy, no trying to interpret her lyrics through rose-colored glasses.  Stevie still remains to be my mystery girl!

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Stevie at her best:

And while I will never be as cool as Stevie Nicks, sometimes a certain dress will make me feel like I’ve tip-toed into her realm.  Who was your style icon?

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This is a Free People dress.  I don’t have any tall platform boots, so I will substitute with some old pointe shoes I found from when I use to dance!

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I didn’t remember how painful pointe shoes use to be, it’s been awhile.  This is from just a few minutes messing around with them.  Well, I still think they are more comfortable than stilettos!

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Free People dress, Fossil bag, and Kork-Ease shoes were purchased at Clothes Mentor Cedar Park.  Necklace from Loft, pointe shoes Gaynor Minden

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