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…
Starlets are always ready for the movie of their life to become a romance. Sometimes it’s a comedy, sometimes it’s a drama… but it’s always entertaining. So Starlets need a soundtrack for every love story.
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…
And here is current Glamour Goddess Dita Von Teese in the snow…
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…
Here are some other Starlet favorites:
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
Romeo + Juliet
The Great Gatsby
Now grab some popcorn or your favorite candy… and maybe a little champagne, and get inspired!
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Airports and road trips can be smelly, a Starlet always has a mini-fragrance on hand. She picks from her fragrance wardrobe.
No Starlet wardrobe is complete without accessories. So here are the basics…
We all know the Elizabeth Taylor has a love affair with jewelry. She collected historic pieces and knew the history of every bauble. However a true Starlet is not concerned with the price of the stone or even if the gem is real (exception: engagement rings and other gifts, which she expects to be of good quality). Starlets always love to sparkle with rhinestones and crystals as well as diamonds and pearls.
Dangly earrings– an earring with movement catches the light and call attention to a Starlet’s eyes.
Hoop earrings– nothing too big or gaudy, just simple and classic.
Diamond studs– simple and basic
Pearl studs– for days when you just need a little class. As Jackie O says, “pearls are always appropriate”
Pendent necklace– something pretty and delicate for everyday or for a V-neck sweater that needs a little sparkle.
Statement necklace– something big and dramatic to add sparkle to a little black dress for simple outfit.
Cocktail ring– a Starlet loves something pretty and shiny on her finger.
Brooches– similar to a statement necklace, a brooch is a way to add glamour to a basic dress, blazer, or coat.
Sunglasses– sometimes a Starlet needs to run out of the house without eye makeup (I know, the horror!), and as a star, you never know when you will get your picture taken or run into someone important. So a true Starlet has a collection of sunglasses for any occasion.
Tights/leggings– most Starlets live in sunny LA, but for the rest of us (like me who has to deal with New England winters) tights and leggings are essential to keeping your legs warm, because sometimes you just need to wear a pretty dress in cold weather. Black is basic and goes with most things. You can wear nude to layer under pants,. Also, nude fishnets can be slimming.
Hair accessories/flowers– these are for days when you want to feel like a pin up girl.
Scarves– most Starlets can’t resist a scarf. Any way you wear it… tied around the neck, as a headscarf, draped over a sweater, or a bandana as a headband….they add drama to any outfit.
Sun hat– Starlets protect their skin for the sun, so in the summertime, a sun hat with a wide brim is essential and glamorous.
Stay tuned for what to wear underneath your clothes!
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Your life cannot be a movie unless you have a costume department. Any actor will tell you that they never fully get into character until they get into costume. You want a wardrobe that fits your life, but also the life that you would like. You obviously want a wardrobe that flatterers your figure (the figure you have, not yourself minus 20 lbs, love your beautiful curves, and if you’re in an unhealthy weight range then work on your diet and fitness).
Here are some basics every Starlet should have in her wardrobe:
Printed Day Dresses– these can be any shape that flatters your body. They can be in florals or any pattern you love (every Starlet needs at least one polka dot dress). When you’re in a hurry to get out the door, nothing is simpler than throwing on a day dress
LBD- (Little Black Dress) in any shape, material, you like. It is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe
Sheath Dress– think Joan from Mad Men
Evening gown– this isn’t something you need to run out and spend money on, but ideally you should think about adding a formal gown to your wardrobe just in case the occasion arises.
Cardigans– this is a classic look that you can get in any color and throw on anytime it gets a little cold
Sweaters– the term “sweater girl” was created for Old Hollywood Starlets, so embrace that you’re your favorite sweaters in a flattering color and neckline
Long sleeve blouses– a basic white or a color, this is a menswear inspired wardrobe must for all Starlets
Plaid Blouses– for casual days, or country trips
T-shirts– basic long sleeve, puff sleeve (which make your shoulders look bigger… which makes your waist look tinier!)… there are so many styles to choose from. Pick your favorites for layering, going with dressier skirts and pants, and for getting some exercise.
Find a suit (preferably with a skirt, but if you love pants suits, go for it). Black is the most basic, but you can also pick a color. Wear the top and bottom together or separately.
Denim– Starlets do where jeans, but always well-fitted. They can be wide leg retro style, cropped and cuffed, or skinny jeans (but only if they flatter you figure).
Capris– these can be in patterns or solids. These are the perfect casual, everyday pants.
Pencil skirt– no Starlet wardrobe would be complete without a pencil skirt. In sold or pattern.