Friday, December 26, 2014

That Charlie Girl Smile

Shelley became world-famous in 1976 when she became The ultimate Charlie Girl. Her effortless class, innate chic-ness and unwavering self-confidence came through in the commercials and print ads for the brand. Her long-legged stride was not just fabulous to look at, it also sort of symbolized the huge stride being made by the women's liberation movement. But it was Shelley's smile that captured the imagination of the public. Her effervescent smile conveyed a “Yes, I’m independent, fabulous, happy and I have it all.” attitude which was just so much in sync with the times. Women needed to feel good about their new-found independence and Shelley's famous smile (second only to that of Farrah Fawcett's) said it all.