Story and photos by Jacynth Rodriguez
Styled by Aysia Ward
From artists to activists, the women we’ve been highlighting this month helped change our world for the better. Many know this week’s boss babe as the first wife of the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger—but actress, icon and advocate Bianca Jagger is so much more. Aside from being a timeless fashion icon, Bianca Jagger is also the President and Chief Executive of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and an activist to this day. Of her status and access Jagger said, “I am not just a celebrity, I’m a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.”
Among Bianca’s most fabulous looks was the pantsuit. Her choice to rock the white number on her wedding day is equal parts sexy and refreshing. Throughout the 70s and 80s Bianca could be seen in various suits that accentuated her power and her prowess.
Another distinctly Jagger trend was the tastefully deep V. Bianca’s fashion sense completely redefined the idea of showing some skin. As far as accessories are concerned, elegance is key. Bianca would often don a bold head band, wrapped head scarf or posh hat.
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1970s Bianca rocked her locks with tons of volume, so let your mane speak for you with lots of body. Work with a dramatic side part or try one of the classic Jagger head accessories (thick headband, gorgeous head scarf or chic hat).
The matte trend of 2016 was popularized by Bianca back in the 70s and was paired with a bold red lip and a crisp angled brow.
To modernize the essence of Bianca Jagger, definitely be on the hunt for a good blazer. Look for one with a strong shape to project your confidence to the world. If you’re feeling brave, just a blazer and jeans. The deep V-neck look will be all the homage you need. If that’s not totally appropriate for your event you can tie your blazer together with a tight or loose fitted button down or blouse and serve just the perfect amount of décolletage. You can add a pair of distressed denim (whatever wash sets your heart afloat) and practical but adorable booties. Or, if you’re more no muss no fuss, get yourself a whole pantsuit and kick butt that way.
If Bianca’s fashion and her passion teaches us anything it’s the importance of understanding and utilizing your power and agency. As the icon said herself, “Style is knowing what suits you, who you are, and what your assets are. It is also accepting it all.” Bianca’s Jagger’s confident strut through life and her bold choice to stand for what is right just makes her one of the baddest women to ever do the dang thing.