Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Famous women in the 1920s...

Daisy Fellowes...

Daisy Fellowes was born on the 29th April 1890 and died on the 13th December 1962. She was a well-known and well-acknowledged society figure due to her beauty and the way she presented herself. She was also a poet, fashion icon, novelist, Paris editor of American Harper’s Bazaar and she was an heiress to the singer sewing machine fortune.

She was known as one of the most daring women within the fashion world and was not afraid to show the person she was. It is said that she is one of the most important patrons of the surrealist couturier Elsa Schiaparelli.

  Wallis Simpson's Diary by Helen Batting 18/1/13

Wallis Simpson...
Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor was born on the 19th June 1896 and died on the 24th April 1986. She was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom.

In World War I, she performed her role as the Governor's lady competently for five years; she worked actively for the Red Cross and in the improvement of infant welfare. She was heavily criticised in the British press for her extravagant shopping in the United States, undertaken when Britain was enduring privations such as rationing and the blackout.

She later published some books. She published her ghostwritten memoirs, The Heart Has Its Reasons, in 1956. Other author’s described her book as reflecting her personality and being misguided and misunderstood. The author Charles Higham describes her as "charismatic, electric and compulsively ambitious".

She was also seen as a fashion icon for her royalty but also how she was portrayed as a person and how she presented herself but also for how she was seen to other people as royalty but also having a dark side to do whatever she wanted and travel around the world to different paces, which is how people know who she is.
 Wallis Simpson's Diary by Helen Batting 18/1/13

Both of these women are well known for buying the designers new clothing to look different but stand out to show other women how to be themselves and show who they are and not feel like they have to be told what to do despite the fact they had to due to the society but Daisy Fellows and Wallis Simpson helped with the shift in society as they were very powerful women.

18/1/13 11:41am

That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba (19 Jan 2012)
Wallis Simpson's Diary by Helen Batting (31 Dec 2009)

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