This month’s issue of Cosmopolitan is full of excellent relationship advice, fun dating tips, & the star of Keeping up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian. The newly engaged reality queen poses on the cover in a top by Alternative Apparel & dishes on how she balances her personal life & career.
Since I’ve recently finished reading Blonde: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Marilyn Monroe has been on my mind. Not only am I intrigued by her iconic status as a movie star, but also how influential her style still is today. Young starlets today continue to channel Marilyn’s curly blonde locks & sexy pin-up silhouettes on the red carpet. As Marilyn’s life was riddled with personal demons & rocky relationships, her life was tragically cut short & Hollywood lost one of its shining stars. We have preserved images of the forever-young beauty to inspire us for evening looks, weekends in the country, & daytime. Marilyn’s richly porcelain skin glistened against sexy whites & rich creams. Her voluptuous curves screamed sex appeal & lush femininity in sweetheart necklines & pencil dresses. Her blend of All-American & sultry radiated in dark denim & belted outfits with heels. Here’s an effortless three-piece look that the misunderstood comedienne pulls off in true Hollywood style:
While this is a black & white image, here’s something understated that I found to represent Marilyn’s minimal off-camera style: