Today is International Women’s Day, a day to honor our femme friends, loved ones, mentors, and trailblazers!
Generally speaking, I try my best to pay homage to inspirational women every day, in every way. I carry this out in ways including but not limited to: passing along words of advice from my wise Italian Grandmother, getting the word out on other local woman-run businesses/femme musicians & artists, belting out my favorite Kate Bush song at karaoke, and proudly displaying my Golden Girls bobbleheads front-and-center on my mantle.
This year, however, I decided to do something that I never have before – construct a series of looks inspired by my favorite fashion queens of the past! All of the following articles of clothing are available in-store at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, and some (linked) are also available online!
ICON #1: Donna Summer
(Featuring The Love Bug Dress)
One of the premier Disco Babies of the world. Queen of the jukebox, the dance floor, and my heart.
ICON #2: Marlene Dietrich
Show-stopping, business-minded, earth-shatteringly dramatic, and unapologetically bisexual – Marlene Dietrich was more emblematic of strength than any other 1930s starlet.
ICON #3: Barbarella
Jane Fonda’s fictional onscreen portrayal of Barbarella is bound to make everyone want to take over the galaxy with good looks.
ICON #4: Grace Jones
(Featuring the Take Me Out Jumpsuit)
Grace Jones is a true renaissance woman – artist, musician, record producer, movie star, supermodel, etc. etc. The list never ends. She truly can do it all.
ICON #5: Mama Cass (with a tinge of Elizabeth Taylor?!)
(Dress Available in-store)
Mama Cass has the voice of an angel, and wears some of the boldest and most beautiful florals I ever have seen (this dress is a bit of a stretch from Mama’s large-and-in-charge caftans silhouette-wise, but the pattern is SPOT ON.)
Fab Femme Friends, have a happy day, continue being beautiful, and never apologize for being YOU!