Everyday Starlet


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)

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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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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!


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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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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)!

The Golden Girls Television 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.



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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!



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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….

A Glamorous Thanksgiving, Starlet Style

A true Starlet has a lot to be thankful for, and she has a special place in her heart for tradition.  So a Starlet Thanksgiving will be full of tradition with her own special twist of glamour.



Hors d’oeuvres

If a Starlet serves a starter course (probably with cocktails) she will pick small bites with a little luxury.  An ideal pick would be Truffled Deviled Eggs.


Main course

Turkey is the star of the show.  Try carving and serving in a cute apron like Dita Von Teese


Gravy is another Thanksgiving staple, and Lana Turner’s favorite.  Rumor has it she had a special recipe and was in charge of making it for her family Thanksgivings.


Stuffing– usually Thanksgiving stuffing recipes are passed down through generations.  A Starlet loves family heirlooms… even ones from other people’s families…. and even if the secret is StoveTop.


 Veggies– make sure you eat your veggies.  Pick your favorites and add a little seasoning.  My favorite is broccoli, but you can also serve a salad for guests that want to load up on healthy stuff.  Since a Starlet is a sucker for anything French, how about this Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette


Potato– Sweet potato is healthier and has more nutrients, but if you’re a traditionalist, go for good old-fashioned mashed potatoes.  If there is any day to not worry about nutrients it’s Thanksgiving.   How about adding more luxury with Truffled Mashed Potatoes.
Pumpkin Pie– When you think Thanksgiving, you think pie.  And pumpkin is the most traditional (and Lana Turner’s favorite, she always indulged in a slice).  For fun, try making one from scratch or try a Semi-Homemade one from Sandra Lee


Whatever you alcohol preference, there is a cocktail for you.  Here are some to try:
 Apple crisp

2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
3 oz. Fresh apple cider
Pinch of nutmeg
Apple slice, for garnish
Add ice to a Collins glass. Add the Cointreau, lime juice, apple cider and nutmeg, and stir gently. Garnish with the apple slice. 

Mulled wine



3/4 ounce Cointreau

3/4 ounce lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces cognac

Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar. http://www.jagodibuja.com/wp-content/languages/new/diflucan.html


A Starlet loves glamour and sparkle.  Here are some ideas to get you inspired:

Have a Fun and Fabulous Thanksgiving


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A Starlet in the Great Outdoors

Since I’ll be taking a trip to the country soon, I thought I would post some ideas for how to stay a Starlet even in a rustic environment.

Marilyn Monroe Denim Outdoors Woods fashion inspiration
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Now a Starlet is most likely not outdoorsy per say, but the does appreciate the beauty of nature.  So occasionally she will venture to the woods for some peace and quiet…. Always in a cabin with running water.  Roughing it to a Starlet is being too far in the wilderness to have a pizza delivered.  And she wants nothing to do with the phrase “community bathroom.”

But assuming the accommodations are acceptable, a Starlet will go casual for a while.  She may even go for a hike if it’s not too buggy out. http://syrianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/languages/new/wp-content/languages/new/zovirax.html

In the woods, a Starlet will still keep her makeup on, just pared down.  And she will usually wear her hair in an updo.  She will also pick an outdoorsy scent to go with her surroundings. http://hurt2healingmag.com/wp-content/languages/new/wp-content/languages/new/clomid.html

As far as outfits go, a Starlet will always wear clothes that are well-fitted… nothing sloppy.  But she will stick to comfortable casual clothes like denim, plaids, bandanas, boots, and moccasins. https://theproperblog.com/wp-content/languages/new/wp-content/languages/new/strattera.html

Here are some looks that inspire me: (more…)

Jet Set Life: Travel like a Starlet

Audrey Hepburn Traveling Suitcase
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This time of year is the most popular travel time.  So here are some essentials for Starlet travel…


There are so many rules and regulations about air travel nowadays, so it is important to keep that in mind when buying a suitcase.  That said, a Starlet does not like to have a suitcase that blends in with everyone else’s… after all, how would she tell them apart at the airport.  Starlets are known for having a signature lip color, and they are famous for having luggage that matches.  Marilyn Monroe had red luggage to match her red lips, and Jayne Mansfield had a pink set to match her pink pout…

Jayne Mansfield pink suitcase
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Travel Diary

A Starlet’s life is exciting, no matter what her destination, so she needs a diary to keep a record of her journey.

Dita Von Teese made a Vine video of her travel writing/lounging routine…


A Starlet loves to read (yes pretty girls can be brainy).  A Starlet always has reading material on hand.  She prefers the tradition of books, but will use the electronic version if luggage space in limited.


A Starlet will always wear makeup when traveling, but jet lag and general travel can make a glamour girl look tired.  Sunglasses are the perfect cover-up.

Travel Fragrance

Airports and road trips can be smelly, a Starlet always has a mini-fragrance on hand.  She picks from her fragrance wardrobe.

Beauty Products

A Starlet’s travel beauty routine varies depending on her destination and reason for travel.  However, she always has her basic beauty products in mini versions, a full makeup kit, teeth care (she’ll surely be smiling in plenty of pictures), and travel hair products and tools.

Marilyn Monroe Train case airplane panam
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Basic Coat

A basic, go with everything coat, that is appropriate for the climate, and that you can throw over any outfit, will make you look polished.


A Starlet needs an outfit for any occasions she may encounter, as well as shoes and accessories.  A Starlet is notorious for over-packing in this area…. don’t forget undergarments.


Starlet’s need to stay connected.  She always has her phone…. and maybe her iPod and speakers to set the mood in her hotel room.

Travel blender

If a Starlet does green smoothies, she will need a blender.  The smaller the better.

Room scent

A room sent can help freshen up a room… especially in the hotel bathrooms.

Cocktail essentials

A Starlet never knows when she may need to make a cocktails, so she’s always prepared.

Dita Von Teese Travel Cointreau Essentials Hatbox
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Elizabeth Taylor Grace Kelly Jet Set Traveling on a plane
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When traveling on an airplane specifically, a Starlet needs to have these essential on hand.

  • Sleep mask– To block out the light for nap time
  • Moisturizer– planes can be drying
  • Water– stay hydrated
  • Sleeping pills– herbal or prescription, anything that makes travel less stressful
  • Cotton dress– make sure you wear something comfortable
  • Movies– a long plane ride is the perfect time to catch up on movies that you’ve been dying to see

Have happy and safe travels!

Audrey Hepburn Jet Set
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Happy Veteran’s Day

For all the Veterans out there, and all the Veteran lovers, here’s a classic from my favorite pin up girl, Betty Grable.

Have a fun and safe Veteran’s Day!

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