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How Pamela Anderson and Baywatch Helped Me Learn To Love My Body

How to Dress for Your Body Type, Starlet Style

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In the last post I asked you to forget what you look like and just focus on the things you love.  Today I’m going to ask you to focus on what you look like, but this will not be your typical “How to dress for your body type” post.  I am not going to tell you to classify yourself as a fruit (pear, apple, etc).  I never felt like I fit into any of those premade categories anyway (although I came across the lesser known “strawberry” body type and I think that may suit me the best.) (more…)

How to Find Your Personal Starlet Style

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There’s one thing Hollywood Legends have in common (besides money, of course) and that’s a signature look.  True Glamour Icons think of themselves as a brand, and they rarely stray from that.  Can you imagine Elizabeth Taylor without diamonds?  Or Gwen Stefani without her cool girl chic look?  Of course not… that’s because these Starlets found their “look.”  If you are going to be an Everyday Starlet you need to find a signature look that suits you.  Finding your style is a long process, and it may (and probably will) evolve over time. (more…)

A Blonde Education

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Jennie Garth recently released a memoir, “Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde.”  As a former 90210 fan (the original, not the knock-off), I will definitely check out this book, but for all my blonde Starlets out there (and any who would like to live vicariously through us platinum ladies) I compiled a list of my favorite blonde books… (more…)

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!

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.

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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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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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