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Happy Birthday Lesley Hornby

Written by Guest Writer • September 18th, 2009
Happy Birthday Lesley Hornby

Don’t know who i am referring to? Well you might know her better under her nickname “Twiggy” (from twig – tree). Twiggy was born September 19, 1949 in Neasden, London. She became famous in the swingin’ 60s as a model icon and revolutionized the fashion world with her slim and boyish figure, short hair and big eyes that set trends all over the world.

From then on every girl and young woman wanted to look like Twiggy. Now for her 60th birthday, the National Portrait Gallery in London is showing a exhibition in her name and launching a new photographic biography book of her life.

The event Twiggy: A Life in Photographs will be on display from September 19th, 2009 until March 21st, 2010. You could also easily run in to her at the book -signing event today Friday 18th September between 1pm and 2pm. Happy Birthday Twiggy!

Written by: Cam Agnes

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