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Everyday Starlet

Lana Turner

Lipstick Wardrobe

Most Starlets would feel naked without lipstick.  Most glamour girls have a signature lip color they love, but it’s important to have a lipstick wardrobe so that you are prepared for any occasion.

First, we have the essentials…

Red

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Getty Images

Pink (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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Image via filmnoirgrrrl.wordpress.com

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…)

How To Get a Pin-Up Girl Body

Pin Up Girl Workout
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Who doesn’t love a Pin-Up Girl?  They are adorable and sexy all at the same time, and they come in many shapes and sizes.  The key to a Pin-Up Girl body is the soft, hourglass figure.  That means ideally, your top and bottom half are the same with a tiny little waist, and a curvy but not overly muscular look.  That may not be achievable for everyone, but you’d be amazed what exercise and diet can get you.  Personally, I have always had curves, but sometimes they can get out of control.  So here are some Pin-Up inspired exercises for that photo worthy figure…

Upper Body

Pin-Up Girls have a soft look.  No hard bulging muscles.  So incorporating an upper body workout into a cardio session is ideal, like with some type of martial arts, swimming (Pin-Up Girls love to be in swimsuits), or Dita Von Teese’s choice Fencing. (more…)

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

Kisses

Sarah

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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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Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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!

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.

White

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.

Marilyn Monroe White Fur Red Lips
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Yellow

Lana Turner was a big fan of yellow everything.

Lana Turner Yellow Bedroom
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Lana Turner Yellow
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Pink

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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Jayne Mansfield Pink Bath in Bathroom
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While Audrey Hepburn was more about classic sophistication.

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Audrey Hepburn Pink Coat
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Audrey Hepburn Pink Givenchy Dress
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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.”

Audrey Hepburn Pink Art
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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)!

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.

Kisses

Sarah

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