Everyday Starlet

Month: December 2013

Old Hollywood vs New Hollywood

Personally, I love the Starlets of Old Hollywood.  However, if you are a more modern gal, you can still be an Everyday Starlet.  The idea being that your life is a movie and you are the star, so you should always look your best.  Here are some Starlets from Old Hollywood and New Hollywood for inspiration:

Blonde Bombshells

Then

Now

Brunette Bombshells

Then

Now

Redhead Bombshells

Then

Now

 

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Sarah
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Fashion Police : Joan Rivers Closet Raid Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese Joan Rivers Fashion Police Closet Raid
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I wanted to share one of my favorite videos with all you Starlets.  It combines some of my favorite things: Fashion, Dita Von Teese, and Joan Rivers…

Note: the video has been taken down, but you can still see it here

 

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Sarah

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Silver Screen Style: Bandwagon

Some movies are pure entertainment and others are also fashion inspiration.  Today we look at the fashions from one of my favorite movies Bandwagon.  Cyd Charisse’s outfits for this movie are timeless…

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Cyd Charisse Fashion Bandwagon
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Sarah

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A Starlet Birthday

Saturday is my Birthday, and I get to spend it on stage performing in a wonderful play to a sold out house.  Many Starlets celebrate their birthdays while on set, hard at work, or with a special party.  In honor of my special day, I wanted to share with you images of Starlets celebrating birthdays….

 

Happy Birthday to all!
Kisses

Sarah

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Signature Colors

Every Starlet has a signature hair color, but they also have signature style colors that they are associated with.

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Marilyn Monroe was known for her signature red lips, but she was famous for wearing white.  She felt that a white wardrobe against her pale skin and platinum hair made her look angelic.

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Lana Turner was a big fan of yellow everything.

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Lana Turner Yellow
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Pink is the most common association with femininity.  Several Starlets have used this as their signature color, but in very different ways.  Jayne Mansfield was all about sex appeal.

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While Audrey Hepburn was more about classic sophistication.

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Audrey Hepburn Pink Coat
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She even famously quoted about her signature color:

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

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And Audrey was in the pinkest movie of all time, Funny Face:

I hope this inspires you to pick your own signature color.

Kisses

Sarah

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Watching the Boob Tube

I Love Lucy Television Boob Tube
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Most Starlets have a busy life, so they rarely have time to watch television.  However, sometimes a Starlet just likes to relax in front of the Boob Tube.  Some of her favorite shows include:

Game shows

Lana Turner was especially fond of any game show on TV.  A little competition is always a thrill.  Dancing with the Stars is a favorite…. mostly for the costumes.

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Reruns

A Starlet loves nostalgia.  That’s why her first choice for television watching will usually be classic sitcoms.  Her favorites include I Love Lucy and Golden Girls, because a Starlet loves women who know how to do comedy… especially wearing fashionable outfits (and maybe eating some cheesecake)!

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A Starlet also loves to catch classic movies when they come on TV.

Reality TV

A Starlet’s first choice for TV is not reality TV, but she will watch those shows occasionally….maybe one of the more glamorous ones like Project Runway, or something with David Tutera…and she has a weakness for anything with Hugh Hefner who she sees as the Ziegfeld of our day).  A Starlet is usually fascinated my psychology and she sees reality shows as a peek into someone else psyche.

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Current Shows

A Starlet will be hooked on Mad Men because she loves nostalgia and men in suits.  She also worships the costume designer Janie Bryant, and has her book on her shelf.

Mad Men
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Starlets don’t tend to be trendy, but she loves any show that gets her excited to keep watching, regardless of how popular it is.  A Starlet’s life is interesting enough, she does not need to watch things on TV just to have water cooler conversations….

…. exception: Fashion Police.  A Starlet cannot resist the biting wit of Joan Rivers, she likes that George Kotsiopoulos is adorable and so knowledgeable about fashion, and she always wants to know what Kelly O will be wearing.

E! Fashion Police
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Note: A Starlet tries to watch the news to stay informed, but it’s usually too depressing.

Now cozy up in front of the telly with something (or someone) cuddly.

Kisses

Sarah

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Let’s Go To the Movies

Since an Everyday Starlet’s life is a movie, sometimes she needs inspiration.  Here are some films to get you thinking like a Starlet…

Starlet Movies

These are movies with classic Starlet’s that will help get you in a glamorous mood

Old Hollywood Starlet Films

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice – Lana Turner at her steamiest
  • Cat on Hot Tin Roof– Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman at THEIR steamiest… plus Ms. Taylor has some great fashion in this film
  • Bombshell– a Jean Harlow coined the term “Blonde Bombshell” with this film
  • The Misfits– Marilyn Monroe has the best hair of her career in this role that was written for her
  • The Seven Year Itch– hot and steamy… enjoy with potato chips and champagne
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?- a funny film where the skinny girl tries to be more like the curvy star… those were the days
  • Barefoot Contessa– Ava Garner is stunning
  • How To Marry a Millionaire– Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall… a Starlet triple threat
  • Some Like It Hot– a comedy classic that will make you want to take a glamorous train ride

Foreign Films

Anything Brigitte Bardot… and anything with subtitles counts as a sexy French (or Italian) language lesson

Brigitte Bardot Bombshell Films

  • Naughty Girl
  • Come Dance With Me
  • …and God Created Woman
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Belle De Jour

Grace Kelly Classics

Grace Kelly Films

  • To Catch a Thief
  • High Society
  • Rear Window

Audrey Hepburn Classics

Audrey Hepburn Classic Films

  • Sabrina
  • My Fair Lady
  • Funny Face
  • Roman Holiday
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Dita Von Teese’s Favorite Films

These are films that Dita has mentioned in her book Burlesque and the Arts of the Teese, as well as in interviews as her favorite films…

Dita Von Teese Favorite Films with Jayne Mansfield, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Old Hollywood Glamour

  • The Girl Can’t Help it
  • Pinup Girl
  • The Dolly Sisters
  • Bandwagon
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Ziegfeld Follies
  • Ziegfeld Girl
  • Signing in the Rain
  • Cover Girl

Classic Dance Films

You can’t beat Fred & Ginger…

Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers Films

 

Starlet’s Favorite Movies

Most Old Hollywood Starlets, including Marilyn, Lana, and even Jackie O, will list their favorite film as Gone with the Wind.  That is still a classic today, and if you have a chance you should definitely take a day off and watch it…

Gone with the Wind Film

Here are some other Starlet favorites:

Favorite Films

  • Bambi
  • Indiana Jones– a Starlet love a ruggedly handsome man, and she especially loves the one with Sean Connery
  • Wizard of Oz– a movie about a wide-eyed lost girl with bejeweled shoes who loves her little dog too.  Starlet heaven.
  • Midnight in Paris– Starlets have a soft spot for Woody Allen, Paris, and nostalgia
  • Casablanca– a classic love story, and what Starlet can resist a man in a tux
  • Annie– a Starlet love a rags to riches story
  • Phantom of the Opera– a Starlet loves tortured souls

Anything by Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann Films

  • Romeo + Juliet
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Moulin Rouge

Now grab some popcorn or your favorite candy… and maybe a little champagne, and get inspired!

Kisses

Sarah

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A Starlet’s Library

Jayne Mansfield reading Peyton Place in bathtub win the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
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You may be surprised to learn that Starlet’s love to read.  They love to learn about things that they are interested in, and to read great literature…. and a Starlet cannot resist a good Old Hollywood autobiography.  Here are some suggestions for great books that should be in every Starlet’s library:

Books about Starlets

Glamour Queen, Dita Von Teese Approved Books

Fashion and Inspiration

Books Starlets Love

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The Ultimate….

Happy Reading!

Kisses

Sarah

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