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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Marilyn Monroe's Halloween Costume Ideas - Lookbook



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After all of these years, Marilyn Monroe continues to be a beauty and style icon. I recreated three of Marilyn’s most iconic looks from a few of her most famous movie roles. Some of Monroe’s most well known outfits come from her films Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch, and those are the movies I based my recreations:

The famous white dress from The Seven Year Itch 
Pink dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Red Sequin dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 

It took many months to find all the pieces to create each look, especially since her vintage looks are not one trend in everyday stores.  There are costume stores that sell these dresses, but I wanted the recreation to look more real life like instead of a Halloween costume. These looks are great if you are going to a costume party, Halloween, retro festival or Hollywood inspired event. 

Pink Dress: 
The iconic pink dress form when Marilyn sings “Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend” has been one that many celebrities have recreated for their own looks. This outfit was my favorite one to recreate and also took me a while to find a similar dress. All of the accessories were easier to find but took me a few tries of ordering pink gloves to get the right shade of pink. And of course the diamonds! This look would not be complete without lots of fun sparkly jewelry. 

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Outfit Links
Pink Dress:  Shein, Revolve, TBDRESS, Amazon
Gloves: Amazon, eBay
Statement Necklace: Fairytale & Company 
Earrings: etsy, etsy

White Dress: 
Marilyn’s most famous scene is from The Seven Year Itch where she stands over a New York Subway grate while wearing a flowy white dress. For the white dress, I found a white halter dress from Unique Vintage. This look is really easy to recreate and you just need to find a flowy white dress and heels. For the classic Marilyn Monroe hair, I styled my hair in overnight pin curls. To complete this look I found large pearl and rhinestone earrings. 

Outfit Links
Dress: Target, Amazon
Heels: Amazon, Amazon
Earrings: Shein, etsy

Red Dress
This red dress recreation is another look I borrowed from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The movie has so many extravagant outfits, it was hard to choose just one! This dress was the hardest to find out of all three looks that I recreated. For this look I needed an all red sequin floor length dress with long sleeves and a v-neck. Many stores did not have anything even close so I ended up finding this one on Poshmark. Unfortunately the dress does not have a label, so I am not sure what brand it came from. I used the same necklace and bracelet from my pink dress outfit since they were similar. For the shoes, I was lucky that I already had a pair of head heels in my closet.

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Outfit Links
Dress: Amazon, Amazon
Earrings: Macy's


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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Best Mural Locations in Los Angeles

 

Best walls in LA Pink Blue Purple wall

Address: 3199 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Artist: Riskrock


Los Angeles Pride Mural

Address: 629 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Artist: Oleg Jones

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Address: Broadway & Cloverfield in Santa Monica, CA
Artist: Riskrock

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The Pink Wall
Address: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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Address: 306 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA





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Friday, June 4, 2021

Marilyn Monroe Recreation - Most Icon Look in White Dress - The Seven Year Itch

 


Marilyn Monroe is the most famous beauty icon in the world. I recreated her most famous movie scene where she is wearing a flowy white dress standing over a subway grate in the movie The Seven Year Itch. I tried to find a dress and accessories as close as possible to what she actually wore in the movie.  To be able to achieve this look took a lot of searching both in stores and online. Many costumes stores had a similar dress but the fabric and overall appearance looked cheap and I did not want the dress to look like an actual Halloween costume. I also wanted to be able to rewear the dress and not just have it for one photoshoot and then it would end up in the back of my closet. After many weeks of searching I found the perfect dress from the brand Tatyana Boutique and it is actually called the Marilyn! (Link for the exact dress is below). I already had a pair of white mules heels that looked very similar to ones Marilyn wore in the movie. Surprisingly the earrings took the longest to find aa large pearl earrings with rhinestones are not on trend at the moment. 

The last step for this recreation was finding the perfection location as a backdrop for this photoshoot. Luckily Chicago has a lot subway grates on the sides walks and I found one that was across the street from the Chicago Theater. 


Outfit Links (Affiliate)  

Exact Dress: Tatyana Boutique 

Similar Dress: Amazon

Heels: Amazon, ASOS, Shein

Earrings: Shein


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

LA Valentine's Day Photo Locations - Murals

 All the best locations for Valentine's Day photos filled with lots of hearts! Los Angeles has so many great murals and street art around the city and I went around and found the perfect ones for Valentine's Day. I included the address so that you can find them too!


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Love Wall in Culver City, CA
Address: 8538 Hayden Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Artist: Curtis Kulig

Red wall

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Location: Shake Shack
Address: 200 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA
Artist: Jgoldcrown

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Location: Micheltorena Stairs 
Address: 3400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Artist: Corinne Carrey

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Location: Gabba Gallery
Address:3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Artist: Jason Ostro


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Street Art

Location: Dots Cafe
Address: 3819 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

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