4 months ago | BY Ruhi Baweja

This month we celebrate iconic muses and their enduring legacy in style for our monthly nod to anything but basic-baesics.

From bags that you can recognise from a mile away, to dresses that will always be the bedrock of your wardrobe to love stories that make you cry- here’s applauding some of the most prominent ladies that have helped change the face of fashion. 

Jane Birkin

One of the most iconic moments in bag history is when Jean Louis Dumas decided to create a bag that was convenient for a weekender away, after seeing contents from Jane Birkin’s bag spill all over the airplane they were both on. 

Of course Jane Birkin owns one, but that’s it. Just one- with beads and stickers. I mean how f*cking cool is that? 1Shop: Kazo, Grey Pu Handbag, 2495

Edie Sedgwick 

The original “Poor Little Rich Girl” was in a heavily co-dependent relationship with Warhol. Her undeniable beauty caught Warhol’s eye the first time they met and subsequently she featured in several of his short films. She was only at the Factory (Andy Warhol’s Studio) for about a year but in just that much time she earned the title of “Youthquaker” by Vogue and she was the “It Girl” in 1965. Even though she didn’t live to see 30, she has left us with a distinctive look that still inspires. 2Shop: Moedbuille, Silver Alloy Danglers & Drop, 750

Mary Janes 

Mary Jane was a character in ‘Buster Brown,’ a comic created by R.F. Outcault AKA Father of the Sunday Comic Strip. This character drew inspiration and was the namesake of his own daughter, Mary Jane. Kids clambered to mimic MJ’s style, most prominently her shoes. 3Shop: J Collection, Yellow Ankle Strap Belly Shoes, 999

Sophia Loren 

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.

Maybe that’s why her cat-eye was ALWAYS on point. 

Not only was she the most photographed performer at Cannes FF in 1955, and arguably the mother of the side-eye, she is the reason we are all struggling with our eyeliner every morning. She achieved wing-perfection every second of her waking life and she probably turns in her grave every time someone messes up. 4Shop: Deborah Milano, Black Ultraliner Liquid Eyeliner, 575

Sonny & Cher

11 years apart, but Sonny and Cher, the famous pop duo have lived on in the hearts of many. They started a show “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” and “The Sonny and Cher Show” which is where they popularised bell bottoms. 5Shop: Kazo, Multicoloured Printed Plazzo, 1495

Diane Keaton 

Diane Keaton, muse to and former girlfriend of Woody Allen had a distinguished style. Of walking, talking and loving. Diane and Woody both had immense takeaways from their relationship, albeit destructive- their love was pure and unblemished. 6Shop: Faballey, Classic Cool Blazer – Black, 2750

Audrey Hepburn 

Hubert De Givenchy, best friend of Audrey Hepburn, single handedly executed a colossal game changer in the history of fashion. He created the famous, named one of the most iconic items of clothing in the twentieth century, black dress that Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 7Shop: Faballey, Black Solid Shift Dress, 1700

Linda Eastman

Wife to musical legend Paul McCartney, was reason behind multiple songs by the Beatles. Their bond was profound and the product of their love, Stella McCartney, blesses us with iconic styles to this day. 8Shop: Mango, Sandalia Maribel C Black Sandals, 2795

Brigitte Bardot

Known for not just her big hair but also her bare décolletage, Brigitte has left us with one of the most prominent current trend, named after her- the Bardot. 9Shop: Dorothy Perkins, Grey Floral Bardot Crop Top, 1301

John Travolta 

I don’t know if it’s that sharp-as-a-knife jawline or the fact that he pulls of a cleft chin like it was what he intended for his face to look like, but Travolta has been the subject of (not just) ladies’ dreams since his Grease days. 10