Everyday Starlet

Month: December 2013

Happy New Year

Everyday Starlet wishes you a Glamorous New Year….


New Years Resolutions

Starlets love to improve themselves.  So here are some Starlet resolutions and links to how everyday Starlet can help you achieve them:



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Merry Christmas!

Everyday Starlet wishes you a Glamorous Christmas!


Holiday Fashion

Starlets love to get dressed up for any occasion, and Christmas is no different.  How a Starlet dresses for the holidays depends on how she celebrates.  Some have more formal celebrations and some have more casual intimate gatherings.  Either way, a Starlet puts at least a little more effort into her appearance for Christmas time.  After all, she never knows who may capture the occasion on camera.  Here are a few Starlet approved looks for inspiration….



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Holiday Entertainment

A Starlet’s life in always entertaining, but at Christmas time she likes to relax and get into the spirit of the season.  So to celebrate Christmas she just needs a few essentials….

Exchanging Gifts

Starlets love to give as well as receive

Christmas Movies

Here are a few favorites:

A Christmas Story

White Christmas

 It’s a Wonderful Life

… and Christmas Music

She loves the classics that have a retro vintage feel, and a few fun songs that make her smile
Stay tuned for Holiday Fashion!
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Holiday Cocktails

Starlets love Christmas and Cocktails… so holiday themed cocktails are a Starlet favorite. 
At Christmas time, Lana Turner treated herself to a Ramos Fizz
… and since Starlets love tradition, Eggnog is a must for tree trimming
Brunch would just not be the same without a Mimosa… so for Christmas Day a Starlet will go for the traditional or a red variation like a Red Stocking….
Red Stockings
Smooth as silk. Alluring, extravagant, simply elegant.
1.5 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Top with chilled Champagne
Shake all ingredients with ice, except for the Champagne.
Strain into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne.
Garnish with winter berries.


Sugar and Spice
Sugar, spice, and everything nice.
1/2 oz. Remy Martin VSOP
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Top with chilled Champagne
Build all ingredients in a chilled champagne flute.
Garnish with a long lemon twist.
Peppermint “Teese”
Lively and refreshing. This cocktail tickles your senses, and leaves you wanting more.
1 oz. Cointreau
6 – 8 oz. Peppermint Tea
Build in a warm cocktail mug.
Garnish with a peppermint stick.
Milk and Cookies
Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.
1.5 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Milk
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass.
Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Serve with two warm chocolate chip cookies.
Dita and Cointreau teamed up for a holiday cocktail lesson, where they make Rickys (sidenote: her dress and accessories are to die for):

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Stay tuned for holiday entertainment!



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A Starlet Christmas Feast

Starlets usually try to eat right and exercise.  However holiday time they go all out!  Here are some Starlet inspired menu ideas:

Appetizers and Finger Foods

For a cocktail party or tree trimming party go for retro favorites like a Cheese Fondue and/or Deviled Eggs
… and for something sweet, try a Chocolate Dipped Fruit Wreath like this one made my Dita Von Teese
…or try chestnuts roasting on an open fire (or in your oven)
… and don’t forget the Christmas themed candy


What would Christmas morning be without brunch (with Mimosas, of course)?… just any other morning.  So make it special.  Try a Tomato Basil Quiche (it’s so festive with the reds and greens)….
…along with grilled marinated peaches like these made by Dita

Sit Down Dinner

For a full meal, make sure you keep it interesting.  Here is a simple menu inspired by Dita Von Teese’s After Christmas Party:
Mixed green salad with goat cheese and Vinaigrette, with your choice of vegetables
… or go with a classic chicken (or vegetarian) pot pie
… or any pasta, from spaghetti and meatballs to (my personal holiday favorite) stuffed shells
…or you can go all out like Dita Von Teese

“I love the big dinner—ham, roast beef; things I don’t really eat during the year—and just sort of letting loose and eating every treat: the cheese, the cookies and the candy.”


Nothing says Christmas like red velvet cake or cupcakes
… or go French with a Buche De Noel or Chocolat Chaud de Noel (hot chocolate)

Stay tuned for Cocktail Time!
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Christmas Decorating, Starlet Style

Christmas is a glamorous holiday, and when you think glamour, you think Starlet.  Starlets have a tendency to go a little over the top with decorating… the sparkle it just too tempting to pass up.  While most Starlets love tradition, they also like to go a little unique for Christmas time….

Like a tree in her signature style color… like these in pink
or try a Black and White theme
WhoSay - image from Dita Von Teese
 … and maybe a sexy stocking can double as a Christmas Stocking
Wreaths are like jewelry for your house, so they should sparkle
…. and you just may find a feather in unexpected places
…especially Peacock feathers, like these on Glamour Queen Dita Von Teese’s mantel
… and don’t forget the mistletoe!

Stay tuned for Christmas dinner!



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Starlet Hobbies

You are officially a Starlet, which means your life is a movie.  And your movie would be pretty boring if all you did was sit around and watch TV.  Starlets always seek knowledge.  Think of it as researching for your role in your life movie.  While Starlets tend to choose hobbies that are fitness oriented so she can get a workout in while also having fun.  A Starlet likes to exercise her mind as well.  Here are some hobbies/classes Starlets enjoy:

Art Classes– like life drawing (Starlets love the human form), painting (she loves colors)

Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Literature courses– Starlet’s love learning about great writers and might also write poetry…. She most definitely keeps a journal, and plans to write her memoirs one day. Here are some Starlet reading ideas.

Marilyn Monroe Reading Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass in Bed
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Acting classes– whether it’s Stanislavski or a local Improv class, this is the perfect way to add a little theatrics to your life and get you out of your shell.

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Singing– think seductively draped over a piano not drunkenly shouting at karaoke.

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Languages– Starlets dream of traveling to romantic places and speaking romance languages like French and Italian.  Note: watching foreign films with subtitles count as a language lesson.  Bonus it it’s a Brigitte Bardot film.

Brigitte Bardot Bombshell Films

Musical Instruments– Starlets love to make beautiful music whether it is with a guitar, piano, or ukulele

Marilyn Monroe piano Seven Year Itch
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Photography– Starlets love to be in photographs, but she also loves taking pictures as well… this is my recreation of a famous Bardot photo

Brigitte Bardot photo recreation

Cooking– Starlets love to eat, and they love to experiment in the kitchen.  Sometimes her experiments don’t work out, but she loves playing with her food… like Brigitte Bardot’s Tabbouleh recipe

Brigitte Bardot Tabbouleh Recipe

Shopping– Starlets love fashion, and especially love to shop vintage.  Nowadays, many Starlets shop online.  Dita Von Teese loves Ebay.com… I’m partial to Etsy.  I found this great vintage find on Etsy.com.

Vintage Rhinestone Lipstick Pill Box 1980

Going out to shows– Whether it’s to the ballet, or the theater, Starlets love a live performance

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Gardening– flowers, vegetables, herbs… Starlets rarely get down and dirty but she will in a cute gardening outfit

Choose any hobbies that appeal to you, and have a fun weekend!



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Happy Birthday Ol Blue Eyes

It’s no secret that Starlets love Sinatra.  He may be a Glamour Girl’s biggest weakness (after jewelry).  Today would have been Frank Sinatra’s 98th Birthday, so here are some pictures of Ol’ Blue Eyes with some of Old Hollywood’s most glamorous women…

Happy Birthday to a legend!
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