Thursday, March 12, 2009

American Icons

I love Glamour Magazine's American Icons article, which features 2009 young talents as famous female risk takers, rule breakers and style makers from the last seven decades. Some of my favorite impressions are Emma Roberts as Audrey Hepburn (she looks so cute!), Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter, and Camilla Belle as Mary Tyler Moore. The photographs are really fun and full of life - check out more here.


Which American Icon would you want to be?

Hmm...I still have to think about mine and I'll post in the comments...excited to hear your response!

34 comments:

M.Kate said...

Audrey Hepburn, classic, sophisticated and elegant.

megan said...

i think i'd pick audrey hepburn, too. love her.

Sal said...

How fun! I've got this issue at home but haven't cracked it open. I'd be Rita Hayworth myself. Had a crush on her since I first saw "Shawshank."

Emerson Merrick said...

Amelia Earhart, hands down.

She was smart as a whip, charming, irreverently stylish, beautiful; the best kind of girl!

ThePeachTree said...

Agh! I hadn't seen this! Brilliant :)

nkp said...

Hhhmmmm, something to ponder over. What a great article and those ladies look fantastic!

Deb said...

I'm pretty sure Audrey was Belgian, but no matter, I would still be her in a heart-beat.

Brittany Noel said...

These are so much fun! I have no idea who I would be.... I don't think about icons very often.

Kelly C. said...

oooh LOVE these images. i'm pretty sure my pick is Rosy! great post!

pigeon.toed said...

i love alexis bledel!

i think i would want to be mia farrow or lauren hutton.

pink cupcake vintage said...

oh my goodness! swoon! such a great idea!

Margot said...

Oh, what a great question! While I love Madame Hepburn, I think I'm more partial to Anna Karina (love love love her) or Twiggy.

Laura said...

Ahahaha alexis bledel looks so funny!
xx

MinervaO said...

Oh I'm all over Eartha Kitt.

wunderbug said...

this is so super cool!

i'm not sure who i'd want to be - i'm horribly indecisive and would want the best parts of several ladies... a frankenstein of american icons of sorts.

(does the fact that i'm canadian mean i have to pick a canadian icon?) ;)

Screwed Up Texan said...

I like the girl in the middle (have no idea who she is and I dont want to guess which probably tells ya how young I am). I like her b/c she has two qualities I adore: She looks strong and poised, and yet she also looks very feminine. Wait, that is three qualities.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Kind of funny that Carrie Bradshaw apparently ranks with Rosie the Riveter. I also have no idea who that Emma Stone girl is.

josephine said...

these are awesome! there's a such a great energy and freshness to the photos.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Brilliant post! I'm going to have to think about my answer..

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

Adorable! I happen to heart classic images re-shot with modern models. Thanks for sharing these.

Sharon said...

I'm really surprised that Jackie O isn't pictured here. I'd likely pick her or Hepburn. Classy ladies!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these photos are so great! off to read more :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love this post! Great Q! I think I'd want to be Clara Barton . . . founder of the Red Cross!

xoxox,
CC

please sir said...

This is a tough one...I wondered why Jackie O wasn't on the list either? She is one I admire.

summer said...

ooh.. of these, I would go with Audrey. but i've always admired the elegance of Grace Kelly. she's so refined & polished & perfect!

Rita Angelica said...

I'm such a big fan of Alexis Bledel..this is great! Thanks for the post

Oldie but Goody said...

For all you young folks! The first girl is pictured to be HOLLY GOLIGHTLY aka AUDREY HEPBURN in the famous movie, "Breakfast at Tiffanys". The second girl is supposed to be Rosie the Riveter. She was a poster girl for all the women that work to help out World War II, since the men were fighting overseas, the women had to take up the slack at the factories.

cindy : quaint said...

i would agree on audrey. she was a beauty and her work for humanitarian causes was wonderful.

Krissy said...

Totally Audrey, but I am a fan of Rosie :)

You are my fave... said...

I love this little series of photos. Glamour stepped their game up.

I would choose Mary Tyler Moore because I used to watch it with my mom all the time. "Who can turn the world on with her smile?"

Girl Japan said...

OH I want the black dress, the pink coat. I remember MTM..loved that show.

Victoria said...

That black dress is super fun!

Jolie Morgan Musick said...

Lauren Bacall hands down!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ooo...Lauren Bacall is a good one, Jolie! :-)

That Emma Roberts frock rocks my world. And...hmmm...What American icon would I be...Lucille Ball is certainly up there. Funny as hell, an amazing business woman, and pretty bad a$$ for her time. ;-)

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