Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Fabulous Charlie Girl

Shelley a still for Charlie Perfume, 1979

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from 1976 to 1982 and her image turned the brand into one of the most visible and most successful brands during her tenure. Charlie was a worldwide phenomenon due to the glamorous, self-assured and confident image she projected which was in sync with the rise of the women's movement at the time. Many women (and men) wanted to become Charlie Girls, even the young Oprah Winfrey. There's no doubt that Shelley was an icon of the era.