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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes



When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe. I bought all her movies. I had posters of her. I had her Barbie Dolls. I owned five biographies about her, and knew most of her life by heart. I even had a Marilyn Monroe license plate for my car!

Recently, I have moved on to other idols, but I still keep Marilyn close to my heart. I still watch my Marilyn movie collection every so often. I have my Marilyn Barbies nostalgically placed in a china cabinet in my bedroom. I have her posters lining my closet wall. I have a an awesome collection of Marilyn Monroe wine adorning my kitchen bar.

Last night, I watched one of my favorite movies, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," which I hadn't seen for a few years. I was kind of startled because I forgot how much I adored the fashion in the movie. When I think of fashion-inspiring films, I normally think about ones starring Audrey or Grace. After all, while Marilyn is a beauty icon in Hollywood, I never really considered her a fashion legend.

But this film changed my mind.

Here are some of my favorite outfits from the movie:













And of course, the famous pink dress every girl wishes she owned...



See what I mean? Fabulous fashion at its best!

I was so inspired by this movie, I actually created a polyvore. I have not made a polyvore in years, so this is kind of a big deal. Haha.

Diamonds

Diamonds by Jenniferb02 featuring a pink hat


I highly suggest you see "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" if you have not done so already. The film captures the Hollywood glamour of the golden years and Marilyn's magnetism will bewitch you. Oh, and there are diamonds. Lots of them. Need I say more?

79 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A film we all should see. Need I say more? I think not;-)

ching said...

oh my, i haven't seen it.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I haven't seen any MM movies...so bad. I should netflix!

Tights Lover said...

I love your love for vintage style. Does that make sense? I think it does...

I love the outfits you picked out and the collage you put together. I may need to re-watch this movie now!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I love the second picture. Even though Marilyn is a sexpot, the dress speaks for itself.

JUST ME said...

I really, REALLY want to own a pink ballgown someday. And get to wear it. In public.

And not in a crazy-lady scenario where I find it in the trash and wear it to the grocery store at 3 AM...

Alisha said...

Great post, thanks for sharing. And I'm looking out for that movie now ♥

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CaliforniaCandy said...

She is an icon, period. I've always been obsessed with Miss Monroe :)

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Alanah said...

she's like a sexiest queen the world ever had =)

Josie said...

This is one of my favorite movies as well! I've always loved White Christmas and kind of feel like this is the female version of it -- genius.
xo Josie
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Sherin said...

Need to see that movie!!! A priority for Christmas.
I love Marilyn! She's such a classic beauty.

Leia said...

Can you believe I've never seen this movie?! I need to rent it asap!

Leia

A Lot Like Fashion said...

I love Marilyn Monroe and I love this movie! :) Very stylish indeed!
Great blog!
XX

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazingly gorgeous post, darling!
Love your collage!
Must see this movie asap!

xoxox,
CC

A BRIT GREEK said...

I LOVE Marilyn, you have Marilyn Barbies??? How cool!
I love that film too, there's nothing like classic Hollywood movies! I was given this beautiful book by my bff who hosted a Marilyn exhibition by photography Eve Arnold!

http://www.artisangalleries.com/eve-arnold-limited-editions-6751-0.html

x.o.x.o

Savvy Gal said...

I love that movie too.

Rachel said...

Okay, is it absolutely terrible that I haven't seen a single Marilyn Monroe movie? :\ Oops. She looks amazing though! I definitely need to check them out!

Kara said...

Seeing these pictures gave me the chills, I love her in this movie (it's one of my favorites also!). I do remember loving her leopard outfit.. and the costumes.

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Dahl said...

I love the way you write!! Wow, Marilyn Monroe is really cool. Those costumes are gorgeous, esp the first leopard print one!
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Ber. said...

oh, Marilyn. so perfect. ♥
kisses :)

BECCA said...

I've never seen it....might have to rent it sometime :)

freyja said...

She is so beautiful, everything about her is so interesting :)

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Sarah said...

I haven't seen this film in years! I didn't appreciate the fashion in it then like I do now, great post and stunning pictures! MM forever!

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Kristin said...

Definitely some drool worthy looks in that flick. I just love that pink number...and Madonna's rendition of it. HA!

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Marylin :)
Thank Jennifer for your comment ^_^

Andrés Corella said...

She was truly and Icon in every way..fabulous!!

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xx
Andy

Miss Woody said...

gorgeous her !

Vikki said...

I love that movie!!! And your Polyvore set is adorable!!!
And you are right, I really wish I could have that pink dress in my wardrobe!!! :D

xxx
Vikki

http://stylometre.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

I love that movie!! I really need to see more of her films
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btd. said...

I love her orange dress outfit! This movie is added to my list. :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Your a Marilyn addict too! I have bags and tees and totes and stuff I collected over the years. I became even more obsessed when a past life regressionist told me I was her in a past life LOL! HAHAHA I wish! Although certain factors she pointed out were eerie. I loved what you wrote, very thoughful XOXO

nuttypigeon said...

I will definately be giving this a try :o)
I don't think that I have seen any of her films before.

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Fashion fly said...

Did someone mentioned diamonds? :) I haven't saw this movie YET! :)
xx, Ana

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BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

ooh, thanks for the movie suggestion! now i have something to do. hehehe

Janelle
http://barestudy.blogspot.com

Purdey Singleton said...

Ooooh I love Marilyn too and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is on of my favourites! I love the fashion in the movie and would happily wear it all, great post x

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tanvii.com said...

She war gorgeous. no matter how many times one see's her face it never looses its charm! I have to see that movie!!!

M said...

well all i gotta say is I"M BRUNETTE:)

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

Publish my Style said...

She is such a legend!!! and i love that movie as well, xx

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diana kang said...

she is a classic!

Kayraheart.fashion said...

shes one of my fashion inspiration..i always look upto her..

Kellie W. said...

She was so beautiful in that movie. And of course that pink dress is ICONIC. I remember seeing that dress for the first time when I was a little girl and wanting it SO BAD!

Ellen ♥ said...

Timeless beauty :) I like your post :)

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katerina said...

but they marry brunnetes!
ha ha!
<3
katerina
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Monica Kosasih said...

she is so adorable ;)
anw lovely blog..
X
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zizi bloom said...

she was such a diva!!
thank you for commenting!

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Ahh..watching old movies always fascinat me because there's always so much glamour and fashion to appreciatte! I love your polyvore collage! I want to own a pink dress like that!

Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes! You are wonderful! xoxooxo

FashionJazz said...

I have never seen it, But I think I should :) xx

Pop Champagne said...

she is such a bombshell I just adore her in movies!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, this is one of my favorite films - my mom used to have it on all the time when I was a child. Have you read the book? Oh, it is phenomenal - you must, you must!! :)

Missy said...

will have to check it out!

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of my all time faves!! My mom used to put it on for me and I would be mesmerized by her diamonds!Love your post! xo

Runway Rundown said...

looove that orange number shes wearing!:) awesome post..definitely makes me curious to know more about her, and gain more info that it seems like you have already known for years:)


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Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

the second outfit is awesome and that's a gorgeous polyvore. i need to see this movie.

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Robin said...

I really love her in Some Like it Hot. I'm obsessed with her glitter/naked dress. The pictures totally don't do it justice, but this is the one I mean:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0128776429ed970c-800wi

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/03/24/article-1260129-08D66D74000005DC-269_468x423.jpg

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/arts/photos/2008/09/02/monroe-curtis-getty-2637709.jpg

*chameleon* said...

one and the only MM!:) great post!!!;)

E... said...

Thank for comment. maazing blog and psot. Full of chic sense.

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Damsels said...

her style is definitely like a bombshell type .nothing i would wear. but i can still appreciate it . its very glamourous

Marissa said...

I just started playing around with polyvore, and I'm having so much fun with it. I know this is almost sacrilegious, but I've never actually seen a Marilyn Monroe movie. Awful, I know. Thanks for stopping by and commenting earlier!

Lindsay LeBoyer said...

so gorgeous and fabulous! She is definitely a fashion legend!

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drollgirl said...

it is a great movie! and these shots remind me of that! she just looks fab -- there is no denying it!

Bonnie said...

Fabulous post! those pictures are really great.

Xoxo.
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Esther said...

omg this is one of my favourite movies as well :D love the post!! :D XXX

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Scented Powder said...

Hi there! Thank you so much for the kind words :))

I´m a big Marilyn Monroe fan too :) she is gorgeous..there is something special about her i really adore!

xoxo
Ayu

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Cátia said...

that's fashion!
and those were to golden years of the fashion! So damn beautiful!
Thanks for comment me



xoxo


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DeVero said...

What I know is that she was a real fashionista!

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Kimia Kline said...

she's so curvy, i lOVE it

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

gosh I haven't seen it but yes just like you I recently discovered her as a fashion icon.

xo
Sophie

SMASH said...

Her in that robe=perfection. Is it crazy that I've never seen a Marilyn film...ever? I think this needs to change!

xx
MILK TEETHS

Larissa said...

i am definitely jumping on that movie tonight!
x
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ps. thanks for dropping by.

heylila said...

I love her orange dress! Even though I don't like orange, but it is amazing!
Thanks for your sweet comment, hope you visit soon again!

bisous,
mia

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wardrobemag said...

Marilyn Manroe is so beautiful. I could never pull off old style Hollywood glamour in that way!

Bhav x

Disguise said...

LOVE the outfits you picked :)

KcomeKarolina said...

she was so fab! yest so unhappy :(
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J. said...

I also haven't seen it.. I really should!

Christopher said...

She's such a fox. I mean... yea the fashion is cool and all.

Dina's Days said...

Well I think you should create more polyvores because you did well my friend!
It's always cool to go back and watch a film or look at pictures of something you absolutely adored years ago.

Sanny said...

She is definitely one of my favorite everlasting classic beauty, aside her personal life. (:

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ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

a guy used to tell me that blondes are much more fun. but i later found out that it isn't always a case. but if a blonde looks like Marilyn, that will be even harder to argue.

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Elekon said...

oh thanks for sharing! I adore the costumes and of course the film!
thanks for poping in and your nice comment:)

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