Free People Style Icons, Illustrated

This week, we pay homage to three of our favorite iconic figures in style and music: Janis, Patti, and Twiggy. These women share a timeless individuality, a spirit that doesn’t conform to what the norms of dressing or creating art SHOULD be. Through fearless self-expression, they paved way for generations past, present, and future… to tread with inspired minds and open hearts.

patti smith illustration

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.” – Patti Smith.

get the look patti smith

Get the look: Courtshop James Suspender Skinny, Muse Ankle Boot, Long Cross Studs.

twiggy illustration

“…Come beautiful dreams. Now I can see you, great as can be…Your face in the shadows smiling at me…” – Twiggy

get the look twiggy

Get the look: Ivory Black Femme Wool Coat, Buchanan Block Heel Brogue, Rumi Tall Sock.

janis joplin illustration

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

get the look janis joplin

Get the look: Printed Cord Super Flare, Wrapped Charm Boot Jewelry, Revival Moccasin, Floral Bed Jacket, Goodnight Moon Sunglasses.

Illustrations by Nia Wang. See more of her beautiful work and connect with her on Instagram @catsndreams.

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10 years ago

These illustrations are amazing, I love all the creativity I encounter daily on this blog!

10 years ago

Wow, those illustrations are stunning! I became rather obsessed with Janis Joplin and her style a few years ago, love her.

10 years ago

Wow, the illustrations are gorgeous. I’m obsessed with all of it, Janis is my favorite!

MacK @ SoulMakes Blog

10 years ago

So awesome, love the outfit inspiration for Janis!!