Everyday Starlet


Spring Features

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Today is the first day of Spring… it hardly feels like it here in New England, but the hope of warmer weather is highly anticipated.  A new season is a great time to set some goals for yourself.  I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs, Cupcakes and Cashmere, which posts a list of goals for each season.  I tried this last Summer and I was surprised at how many of my goals I reached.  So I thought I would share with you some of my goals for this Spring…

Get outside more. I’d love to walk or jog outside daily, but in New England that’s not always possible.  But this winter has been so bad I plan to get outside for some sun and fresh air as often as I can.

Stretch daily. I take dance classes weekly and June is our big recital… my dance teacher has added splits to my Jazz dance, so I’ll be focused of getting more flexible until then.

Try this Sesame Noodle recipe with Buckwheat or Soba noodles instead of pasta.

Make an Easter Brunch complete with Mimosas

Try this Grilled Vegetable Salad recipe

Make mint juleps for the Kentucky Derby on May 3rd… and of course treat myself to a new hat.

Have a spa day.  I used to take Saturdays as a beauty day, but then my life got so hectic and I stopped.  I’m longing to have a whole day dedicated to a home facial, mani/pedi, bubble bath, and some fashions mags… maybe a chick flick to round out the day.

Try orange lipstick. It’s out of my comfort zone, but I’d like to find a shade that works for me.

Visit a flea market.  I’ve never been to one, but I’ve always wanted to try it out to see if I can find some cute vintage finds.

Learn more about photography.  I don’t know if I will have time to take a class, but I’m going to start with tips from other blogs like  Pretty Shiny Sparkly, Independent Fashion Bloggers, and To Vogue or Bust.

Post every weekday.  I have been focused on moving Everyday Starlet from blogger to wordpress and redesigning the site, but I plan to get back to posting content regularly.

Make YouTube videos. I’m planning to add some beauty advice/technique videos to Everyday Starlet.  I have some ideas in mind, but if you have any that you’d like to see just leave me a comment below.

What are your goals for Spring?

10 Reasons Missy Piggy is an Everyday Starlet

This weekend the latest Muppets movie is being released, so I wanted to give tribute to my absolute favorite Muppet and style icon: Miss Piggy.  She may be livestock, but she is an Everyday Starlet if there ever was one.  So here are 10 reasons that Miss Piggy is Glamour’s Most Wanted…

1. She never strays from her signature hair color

Miss Piggy may go short or long, bangs or no bangs, but she never strays from her signature blonde

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Angela & Roi: Fashion meets Philanthropy

It’s no secret that Starlet’s love fashion… but they also have a heart of gold.  Many Old Hollywood Starlets had charities that they took very seriously.  Brigitte Bardot was and is dedicated to protecting the rights of animals. 

Starlets are notorious for being animal lovers.  As I’ve mentioned before, I suspect many Old Hollywood Starlet’s probably would have been vegetarians and/or vegans had it been more of an accessible diet back then.  I also believe that many Old Hollywood Starlet’s would have been devoted to faux fur and vegan leather, had that been an option in Old Hollywood. 

Khole Kardashian’s faux fur coat is Old Hollywood Glam and animal friendly


In addition to animals, Starlets have been crusaders in human rights.  Elizabeth Taylor was a major voice of HIV/Aids research. 

So any time Philanthropy meets Fashion, Starlets are on board.  That is why I am happy to tell you about Angela & Roi, a handbag company that uses all vegan materials and donates to charities based on the color of the handbag you purchase. 

For example, if you purchase this classy Sunday Wine Tote (which is SOO Gracy Kelly BTW), a portion of the purchase goes to HIV/Aid research



There are so many bags and charities to choose from, be sure to check out the Angela & Roi website for their full selection and details about each charity.  And if you do purchase a bag, post a pic in the comments section and let me know what you think.

Note: I am not getting any payment to endorse this product.  The company reached out to me about posting a blog, and after checking out their website, I thought it would be something that my readers would enjoy.

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Best Dressed at the 2014 Oscars

Not every Starlet goes to the Academy Awards, so if your invitation got lost in the mail don’t worry… the truly cool people watch the Awards at home and then just go to the after-parties.  I watched from home and I was a little disappointed that more of the dresses didn’t wow me (I’m looking at you Amy Adams), but these are my favorite glamour dresses of this year’s Oscars…

E! New Correspondent Giuliana Rancic looked like a fairy princess in her gorgeous gown
And Lupita Nyong’o definitely had a fairy tale moment in this Cinderella inspired look
I was loving Jennifer Garner’s fringe
My new girl crush Chrissy Teigen looked so pretty in floral
Cate Blanchett picked a perfect dress to win an Oscar in
Charlize Theron wowed…as she always does
But my absolute, without a doubt, favorite of the night was Kate Hudson…
My only complaint was that she took the cape off to present… but other than that I was so happy to see Old Hollywood Glamour on the Red Carpet.
Who were your Best and Worst Dressed of the night?

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Engaging Romance

Valentine’s Day is coming and romance is in the air…. Starlets love a good romance if it is a romantic comedy…. And Starlets love jewelry…. So this is the perfect time to look at Starlet engagement rings.  When it comes to engagement rings, Starlet’s go big or go nothing at all.  

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio opted for just a glamorous wedding band… and with one this fabulous who needs an engagement ring.  This is the perfect option for women who want something fabulous but simpler. 
Audrey Hepburn’s ring… or should I say rings… are the perfect option for a fashionista (I’m actually surprised you don’t see more of this).  She had two wedding bands, one in white gold and one in rose gold, so she could mix and match with her outfits.  She could wear both together and get a layered look, or where whichever one went with her outfit that day.  She paired them with an engagement ring that was really a wedding band of diamonds.  The whole thing is classic and unique at the same time… just like Audrey…
Now for the big rings…
Grace Kelly’s ring is stunning and timeless…. like her… but she almost ended up with a colored stone.  Her Prince originally brought a different ring but switched it with this beauty when he saw the Hollywood trend of a large diamond.  Lucky girl!
Jayne Mansfield’s ring, fittingly, was glamorous and over the top
And we can’t talk about big rings without talking about Elizabeth Taylor.  She got married many times but this diamond ring was THE ring….
Now what does one do if the marriage doesn’t work out?  You could do what Dita Von Teese did.  She got this stunner from Marilyn Manson…
And after their split, she had the ring redesigned to make it into a beautiful cocktail ring
Obviously your Everyday Starlet can’t afford an over the top diamond like some of these Hollywood Starlets… but the secret is that each ring perfectly suited each Starlet’s personality.  So when looking at rings, keep that in mind.  It’s not the price of the ring, it’s how well it suits your unique personality.  Because finding a perfect engagement ring is like finding the perfect man, when you get it right… it’s priceless!


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Silver Screen Style: Cat on Hot Tin Roof

The Superbowl is coming this weekend, and there is no reason a Starlet can’t get in in the fun.  How about some style from one of our favorite Old Hollywood movies, Cat on Hot Tin Roof.  Elizabeth Taylor is a desperate housewife trying to seduce her ex-football star husband, Paul Newman.  There is no question that they are two of the sexiest stars in all of history.  And Ms. Taylor gives a mind-blowing performance… but it’s hard to get past her fabulous fashion…

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Starlet Soundtrack: Getting Ready

It’s no secret that Starlets take a while to get ready, so sometimes they need a little motivation to keep them going.  The perfect playlist is just the trick.  It’s a trick used by Dita Von Teese, who says in her advice column on xojane.com

“If you’re the kind of girl who loses track of time, try creating a playlist that runs a certain amount of time so that you can notice when you should be getting out the door. I like to put a ridiculous song at the end of my playlist so it’s my obvious cue to hurry up!”

Dita Von Teese Getting Ready Playlist
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Here are some song ideas (new and old) to get you excited about getting ready to go out…

Also, when getting ready for a Burlesque performance, Dita listens to some Beastie Boys.  She tweeted…

Sad to hear of the passing of Adam from The Beastie Boys, they’re prominent on my “gettin’ ready for a show” playlist. Rest in peace. — Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) May 4, 2012

Now sometimes a Starlet needs to relax in a warm bath. For this she tends to listen to classical.  Usually music from the opera Carmen, the ballet Swan Lake, or a little Bach or Beethoven…

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So relax in a tub and stay tuned for music for entertaining



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Old Hollywood Starlets at The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are on Sunday and I am so excited to see all the red carpet fashion!  So to get in the mood for fashion… here are some Old Hollywood Starlets at the Golden Globes….

Happy Golden Globes!


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….and I would love for you to check out my red carpet fashion recap show, The Carpet and The Drapes

Entertaining, Starlet Style: Fashion

To finish out our basic entertaining series (including basic party planning, cocktails, and food), we need to talk about fashion!  When entertaining at home a Starlet looks for outfits that have a combination of comfort and glamour.  Hostess dresses are basically very glamorous pajamas, and they fit the bill.  If that is a little too casual for you, you can go with a kaftan like Elizabeth Taylor, or some capri pants and top like Jayne Mansfield.   Here are some looks for inspiration….

Many Starlets will go barefoot to give their guests a casual feeling… she never wants her guests to feel uptight.  As a result, a pre-party pedicure is a must… as well as a manicure and a trip to her hairdresser.
Happy Entertaining!
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Starlets in a Snowstorm

Not all Everyday Starlets live in sunny California.  Some, like me, live far from it.  Here in New England we are having major snow storm… but for a true Starlet that just means an opportunity to break out the chic outerwear, and maybe play in the snow.  Here are some Starlets at their snow bunny best…

Grace Kelly winter snow fashion style
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Audrey Hepburn winter snow fashion style
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Elizabeth Taylor winter snow fashion style
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Ginger Rogers winter snow fashion style
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Brigitte Bardot winter snow fashion style
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Grace Kelly winter snow fashion style
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Audrey Hepburn Charade Ski Winter Fashion
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And here is current Glamour Goddess Dita Von Teese in the snow…

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Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese

Burlesque Dancer, Model, Actress

Stay Warm!



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