My style icon.November 16, 2012
This is a question that I get alot in interviews: "Who is your style icon?"
When I started to get an interest in bygone era's, it was always Marilyn Monroe who inspired me. When on the street, people compare me to Marilyn alot. It's not uncommon that I atleast hear it twice a day. Sometimes it even irritates me, even though it is ofcourse a dashing compliment.
But then, the fifties were not for me anymore up to a level that I really don't like the fashion, interiors, hairdo's, whatsoever. I always think it looks great on others, but it doesn't push my buttons - anymore. Marilyn still inspires me alot, but it is Ginger Rogers who took her place. Long time ago a friend of me said I reminded him of Ginger Rogers in the movie 'Swing Time'. I was quite curious if it was true and watched the movie. I didn't saw the comparison myself (except for our blonde curly hair and having the same height), but I was deeply flattered. Eversince I saw her in the first movie I ever watched from her, I thought of her as one of the most beautiful women that has ever walked the earth. She even looked good in her older years. I have some sort of girl crush on Ginger in the least creepiest way.
Ginger is an amazing actress who can act drama and comedy. A combination that is difficult and not for everyone. Her movie 'Bachelor Mother (1939)' always cheers me up in darker times. It's one of my favorite movies in general. In her career, Virginia Katherine McMath (Her real name) made a total of 73 movies over 40 years. She only made 10 with Fred Astaire. But it were the movies with Fred that made her famous. And as the saying went: "Sure Fred was great, but don't forget Ginger Rogers did everything he did, but with high heels and backwards."
Ginger Rogers breathes elegance, sophistication and above all she is a marvelous dancer. Her hair always looks impeccable, and her favorite hairdo was the pageboy . Unfortunatly a hairdo where I cannot get the hang of it.