Friday, June 26, 2009

Fashion Icons: Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25th was a shocking day on a global scale. After the death of 62-year-old Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett, we had another big pill to swallow. One of the biggest entertainers of all times, Michael Jackson passed away at the age of 50. Fawcett lost her intense battle with cancer and the ‘King of Pop’ died after suffering a heart attack in his LA residence. Both of these icons have had major influences in our society today. Outside of their obvious talents for entertaining, they changed the world of fashion and beauty.

Farrah Fawcett owned a sense of pure beauty and had one of the most imitated hair dos worldwide. Her perfectly feathered hair made statements that are still seen today. Outside of her hair influence, her laid-back fashion sense was emulated over and over again.

And then there was MJ who ruled the 80s. Looking at your wardrobe from that time, there’s a big chance that it contained items that you copied straight from the King of Pop. The sequins that he rocked on just about anything, we loved. The Billie Jean look, we craved. The leather jackets, we still have. And we all felt as he was singing PYT to us personally. Even when his career experienced some lows, Jackson was still rocking Balmain. He mastered his own sense of fashion before any of us could understand. Yes, this was a black page in our history books but instead of feeling sad, give yourself a Farrah Flip and ‘Scream’. Let’s reminisce, remember and never forget.
- Chloé van der Wel

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