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Marilyn Moment


My hair had much more Marilyn-vavavoom before it (and I) was destroyed by the heat and humidity of the day (PA humidity, these were my last pictures in PA before Ireland). By the time I took these pictures most of my curls had collapsed, but I like to think there's still a little Marilyn Monroe style lurking underneath it all. While I've always enjoyed her comedies, Marilyn Monroe has never been much of an icon for me, although as I get older and read more about her I'm definitely more intrigued. When I was younger I never knew what a prolific reader she was; that for all of society's desire to label her as a dumb blonde she loved James Joyce and Walt Whitman among others. Nor was I aware of her quiet activism, like the way she supported Ella Fitzgerald's career by getting a nightclub to book the singer when the owner didn't want Ella Fitzgerald to perform there based on her race (Marilyn called the owner up and said she would sit front row every night Fitzgerald sang). While her beauty was a big part of what made Marilyn famous, it is interesting how much more depth there is to her than what we typically remember. We all have secret worlds inside of us that people can only guess at.

6 comments:

Kailey said...

This definitely reminds me of the pictures of Marilyn where she is wearing a blue dress and holding a flower! So pretty.

Jessica Huber said...

i love your blog keep going :)!

Demi said...

OMG! I love that purse and practically freaked when I saw it here--ASOS came out with a whole line of identical ones earlier last year and I bought a white one with a Scottie dog: http://instagram.com/p/q0y-t2ATGy/?modal=true (It's that kind of feel when your favorite blogger is wearing something you own, you just can't help but get excited!)

Demi x

NotJessFashion said...

Cute dress and shoes!

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thatisillogical said...

How is it that you look amazing with any color or style of hair??

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Nikki Williams said...

you are so beauiful!! i can't get over the blonde hair! so stunning

xxoo,
nikki

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