Twiggy quotes

  • At sixteen, I was a funny, skinny little thing, all eyelashes and legs. And then, suddenly people told me it was gorgeous. I thought they had gone mad.
    -- Twiggy

    #Eyelashes #Mad #People

  • I used to do my own make-up. I used to have this doll that had those big eyelashes on the top and bottom, and I think I copied her when I was doing my eyes, putting false eyelashes on the bottom as well as the top. So I came up with that look myself.
    -- Twiggy

    #Eye #Thinking #Looks

  • It is no longer acceptable to ignore the suffering, and designers must take responsibility for the way that their fur is produced.
    -- Twiggy

    #Responsibility #Suffering #Fur

  • Confusion is the best form of communication. It's left to be unexplained.
    -- Twiggy

    #Communication #Confusion #Form

  • I want to continue to try and break the barrier between male and female.
    -- Twiggy

    #Trying #Female #Want

  • I used to be a thing; I'm a person now.
    -- Twiggy

    #Used #Persons

  • Wearing a bold print gets harder as you get older. Its safer to stick to subtle prints or block colours. I have always found prints quite tricky. My daughter Carly, who is on the design team at Stella McCartney, is obsessed with them.
    -- Twiggy

    #Daughter #Team #Block

  • For me, getting older doesnt mean throwing away a favourite-coloured lipstick or a fabulous pair of boots; instead, its about harnessing all the great things I have learnt over the years about what does and doesnt suit me, and enjoying the way in which cleverly selected outfits can enhance the nice bits.
    -- Twiggy

    #Nice #Mean #Years

  • You can't be a clothes hanger for your entire life.
    -- Twiggy

    #Clothes

  • The sixties were a time when ordinary people could do extraordinary things . . . !
    -- Twiggy

    #People #Ordinary #Sixty

  • Always be natural. Putting on airs will make a giggle out of you. Be yourself and if you don't know something say so.
    -- Twiggy

    #Being Yourself #Air #Natural

  • Tailored jackets with jeans is a great look for all ages. Dress up with a heel and pretty shirt, or just wear a smart T-shirt under the jacket.
    -- Twiggy

    #Smart #Jeans #Age

  • There's no need to dress like everyone else. It's much more fun to create your own look.
    -- Twiggy

    #Fun #Looks #Dresses

  • Ageing doesn't mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn't mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers and flannel knickers.
    -- Twiggy

    #Fashion #Giving Up #Mean

  • You won't often find me in a pair of killer heels: my heel height doesn't rise above two and a half inches, as I would just fall over!
    -- Twiggy

    #Fall #Two #Half

  • Christianity, like most religions, works with fear. Sins can be confessed and you are 'Clean again' and can start to sin again without thinking about your old sins. We believe that people should ask themselves why they sinned. They should show some responsibility.
    -- Twiggy

    #Believe #Responsibility #Thinking About You

  • I’m just mad for San Francisco. It is like London and Paris stacked on top of each other.
    -- Twiggy

    #Paris #San Francisco #Mad

  • Back in the '60s, there was a car sticker that read, 'Forget Oxfam, Feed Twiggy,' but I ate like a horse.
    -- Twiggy

    #Horse #Car #Oxfam

  • The trick is to find the style that is right for you. When it comes to trying new clothes, my advice is not to take it too seriously - it's all about having fun.
    -- Twiggy

    #Fun #Clothes #Advice

  • My weakness is chocolate - especially butterscotch and nut varieties.
    -- Twiggy

    #Nuts #Chocolate #Weakness

  • Being a grown-up woman doesn't mean you can't look beautiful, individual and different.
    -- Twiggy

    #Beautiful #Mean #Looks

  • Sometimes I can't believe I'm going to be 60. I always say there's no point moaning about getting older, when there's nothing you can do about it. But still, I do find it quite funny. I look at that number, 60, and I think, really? Me?
    -- Twiggy

    #Believe #Thinking #Numbers

  • Even if your bosoms are your best asset, deep round-neck or scoop-neck Ts can be too revealing. Offset this flash of gorgeousness by covering up your arms with a little cardi that has sleeves to the elbow.
    -- Twiggy

    #Elbows #Arms #Littles

  • I have an iPod, but I do still love CDs. There's something nice and tangible about a CD. I'm a mixture of old and new - I love my sewing machine, but I've also embraced new technology. The iPad is what did it for me - it's extraordinary.
    -- Twiggy

    #Nice #Technology #Cds

  • Life is about making choices: you can either spend three quid on a glossy magazine or you can spend it clearing three square metres of minefield and help give people their lives back. As simple as that.
    -- Twiggy

    #Simple #Squares #People

  • It's hard to see how anyone can fail to care about innocent children and animals being blown up by landmines.
    -- Twiggy

    #Children #Animal #Care

  • [On her thinness:] It's not what you'd call a figure, is it?
    -- Twiggy

    #Figures #Thinness

  • If you just say nothing, there is no way they can make you talk.
    -- Twiggy

    #Way

  • Can you imagine wot it was like. All the girls gettin' luvly figgers and me stayin' flat as a pancake? It was no fun, I tell you.
    -- Twiggy

    #Girl #Fun #Pancakes

  • I love flat shoes, more so than heels. One of my obsessions is men's co-respondent lace-ups.
    -- Twiggy

    #Men #Shoes #Lace

  • I've had albums out since the 1970s. I was in a musical, 'The Boy Friend,' directed by Ken Russell, and I was on Broadway in 'My One And Only' with Tommy Tune, so I've always been a singer, but I suppose people think of my modelling more.
    -- Twiggy

    #Boys #Thinking #People

  • The 40s onwards are when we can really begin to enjoy ourselves. For many women, this is when everything comes together, and they look better than ever. The great thing about getting older is you don't have to do/wear/say anything you don't want to. It wasn't until my very late 30s that I stopped worrying about what other people thought.
    -- Twiggy

    #Worry #People #Getting Older

  • If I want to calm down, I'll buy some fabric, get a pattern, shut myself in a room and stay there for days, really happy. And at the end of it, you get a bedspread or some curtains or something to wear - it's lovely.
    -- Twiggy

    #Lovely #Fabric #Patterns

  • For special occasions, I love pretty dresses - but nothing too frou-frou!
    -- Twiggy

    #Special #Dresses #Special Occasion

  • I am very sad that some designers are still using real fur when the fake alternatives are so effective and so easily obtainable.
    -- Twiggy

    #Real #Fake #Alternatives

  • Knitwear can play a vital part in layering. The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots.
    -- Twiggy

    #Winter #Vintage #Play

  • Fluted sleeves or any sleeve that flares out before coming in again at the wrist are very feminine and a great way to distract from the dreaded 'bingo wings.'
    -- Twiggy

    #Wings #Bingo #Way

  • Being young isn't about age, it's about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who's boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who's youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I fell in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit.
    -- Twiggy

    #Free Spirit #Age #Boring

  • I've always loved life, and I've never known what's ahead. I love not knowing what might be round the corner. I love serendipity.
    -- Twiggy

    #Knowing #Serendipity #Not Knowing

  • Belts distract the eye from a bloated tummy, a heavy-set upper body and all manner of sins. They can be a superb way to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank, and there's no reason to stop wearing them, ever!
    -- Twiggy

    #Eye #Body #Way

  • I don't understand people getting depressed about getting older. There is nothing you can do about it, so you might as well embrace it.
    -- Twiggy

    #People #Getting Older #Might

  • Fashion should be stylish and fun.
    -- Twiggy

    #Fashion #Fun #Should

  • I think everyone should sing - it's so good for you, as it makes you breathe deeply, and it's good for you emotionally, too. It's a brilliant release way of lifting the spirits.
    -- Twiggy

    #Thinking #Way #Brilliant

  • I've never really had a waist. Even when I was at my slimmest, my silhouette was very straight up, straight down. But I have learnt how to give myself a bit of waist by optical illusion. For this, bring on the belts.
    -- Twiggy

    #Giving #Optical Illusions #Silhouettes

  • I eat healthily because that's the way I prefer to eat, and I'm sure it helps keep the weight off.
    -- Twiggy

    #Way #Weight #Helping