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Grace Kelly

Dark Florals For Every Personality

ModCloth dress dark floral 4 differnt looks

I’ve been hearing that dark florals are going to be big for Fall.  In my opinion they are timeless, seasonless, and ageless.  So I decided to take this ModCloth dress and style it 4 different ways, to show how versatile this basic dress is.  This was especially challenging for me because this dress is actually navy and I usually wear black.

Classic

This is my favorite look.  It’s very Grace Kelly/Betty Draper.  I paired this dress with pearl earrings, nude pumps, and a classic straw purse.  I finished this look with a peachy pink lipstick.  This is a great look for work or a special luncheon. (more…)

Starlet Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Every Starlet needs some glamorous basics in their wardrobe.  That way they can put together an outfit and look chic at a moments notice. Most basics are year round but there are a few wardrobe stapes that are specifically for warmer weather.  Here are some Starlet summer wardrobe essentials…

White Shorts

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Capris (more…)

Happy Mother’s Day

To celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday I thought I would share with you pictures of Old Hollywood Starlet’s as Mothers…

Elizabeth Taylor, her Children, and her massive Diamond Ring

Elizabeth Taylor Children Diamond Ring
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Princess Grace and Prince Albert II (more…)

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!

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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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.

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.

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…

Suitcases

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…

Books

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.

Sunglasses

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.

Outfits/Accessories/Shoes

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.

Technology

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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Plane

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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Kisses

Sarah

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Getting into Costume: Outerwear

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Unless you actually live in Hollywood or a warm climate (lucky you), you will probably need to have some cold weather clothing in your wardrobe.  Here are your basics, and ideas for some glamorous options:

Coats

Every woman needs a basic trench coat in a neutral color and a fun coat in a bright color or print.

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Hats

Hats can be tricky for a Starlet because they can mess up their hair.  The solution is to wear ones that are so cute, you will want to wear them all the time.

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Scarves

A Starlet loves a scarf.  Especially one that she can dramatically throw over her shoulders when exiting a room in a huff.

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Gloves

A Starlet wants to protect her hands.  She loves to do that with pretty gloves with fun details.

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Boots

A Starlet needs her shoes to be stylish, but she also needs to walk glamorously in any weather.  So she needs snow boots and/or rain boots that are fashionable and functional.

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A note about furs: Old Hollywood Starlets wore fur.  It was a sign of the times.  Most of them were big animal rights activists, so I doubt they would wear fur today.  Wearing fur is a personal choice.  To some it is still a sign of luxury.  In my opinion, if it is a vintage fur then go for it (the animal has already died, don’t let it be in vain).  There are great faux fur options nowadays as well.

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Kisses

Sarah

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Getting into Costume: Starlet Accessories

No Starlet wardrobe is complete without accessories.  So here are the basics…

Shoes

Marilyn Monroe Bathing suit heels
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No Starlet can resist footwear.  She may have a weakness for the red soled Louboutins or the classic Jimmy Choos, but labels and status are not what moves a true Starlet.  She is more concerned with how the shoe makes her feel.  These are her essentials:

  • Heels-nothing makes you look and feel more feminine, whether its mules, sling backs, or pumps
  • Espadrilles– perfect for summer
  • Ballet flats– these are the perfect shoes for every day.  They are feminine and comfortable for a Starlet on the go.
  • Keds– a Starlet’s preferred sneaker.
  • Moccasins– for cozy cabins in the woods
  • Flat boots-preferably riding boots.  A classic look for cold days

Purse

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What do you get for the Starlet that has everything… something to carry it in.

  • Top handle– these are you basic handbags.  Nothing too big or too tiny.  Leather for every day.  Wicker for summer vacations
  • Day bag– a Starlet is always on the go.  Auditions/interviews/meetings.  She needs a good size bag that can carry her essentials.  Nothing bigger than a briefcase, and definitely nothing that appears to be luggage.  Even if she spend the night at a paramour’s house and didn’t have time to go home to freshen up, she should always look put together.
  • Evening clutches–  a Starlet will have one to go with every formal occasion outfit.

Jewelry

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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.

Other Accessories

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffanys Hat
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  • 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.
Elizabeth Taylor Cocktail
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Stay tuned for what to wear underneath your clothes!

Kisses

Sarah

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