TWIGGY IS SO PATHETIC
T U E S D A Y, 1 4 M A R C H
The burning pain was there today, and in the morning I felt horribly weak. Even thought of going home. I haven’t felt well for ten days now. I simply couldn't bear it if I feel ill tomorrow.
Form 1E had an Easter Fair in the Hall - I spent 1/6. Then went to Hut G where Maths Club was in full swing with all these little first formers playing noughts and crosses! Wonderful wonderful weather so Anya, Lucy and me ate our lunch outside, soaking up the sun against the swimming pool fence.
I only got B- for my Huguenot essay, which I’m VERY disappointed about. It was all correct but there wasn't enough detail, she marked it too stiffly.
Read Petticoat in bed. It really is quite a sensible magazine. There was an article on Twiggy but she's too pathetic to ever be as famous as Jean Shrimpton. She didn't even take 'O' Levels.
Uneducated, working class and (by March ‘67) a phenomenon, Twiggy was a year older than Ingrid. Discovered by top London hairdresser Leonard, scouting models for his new crop cut, Twiggy was defined by her androgynous body and her three pairs of eyelashes with ‘twigs’ painted below. In spite of her striking good looks, Lesley Hornby from Neasdon thought everyone had gone “stark raving mad.”
Twiggy and Ingrid may not have had a lot in common, but they both wanted to be Jean Shrimpton.