The Moments

Exactly a year ago, I posted my first Monroe Moment and I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way since. I never thought about taking it past that first week, but writing this 52 weeks later… I’m so glad I did! I want to continue to share the fashion, facts and fun […]

The Millers spent a lot of that summer away in their Roxbury, CT home: hoping to obtain a sense of normalcy. Photographer Sam Shaw took many photos of Marilyn over the years a long with this series in a beautiful lace dress. Carefree, Child-like playfulness and Charming as ever. Having the physical space to let […]

“Fame will go by, and, so long, I’ve had you fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experienced, but that’s not where I live.” Marilyn Monroe. On August 3rd 1962, Life Magazine would release their final interview, just 24 hours before Marilyn passed. Both interview […]

Aren’t birthdays strange? The older I get, the less I want to celebrate. And being a summer baby, I was used to having quiet parties. These photos were taken on Marilyn’s 30th, on her way to New York … Reporters had surprised her with a cake! I know I’m a slight oddball, but I must […]

Marilyn’s hourglass figure is a distinctive part of her, along with the bleach blonde hair and breathy tones. Shortly into her career lifting weights for “the muscles I wish to keep firm” became part of her morning routine. If you know me, exercise is a distinctive part of my life. It’s the chance for my […]

Costume fittings are always a highlight of a contract. Getting to try on designs and outfits that have been pulled and styled for the character you are bringing to life is truly thrilling. I’m currently In rehearsals myself, and have already had a preview of some of the looks! Cut back to June 8th 1953 […]

May 25th, 1953 and Marilyn was once again the cover girl for Life. But this time, she was joined by fellow Hollywood star Jane Russell. With little over a month til the release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, promotion was in full swing. And what a way to grab attention and get people excited for this […]

Today’s post is dedicated to the magic that is Red Lipstick! It may have been a trademark for Marilyn, but rouge had been worn on lips for centuries. Although until the early 20th century it was usually associated with the devil, or unrefined, suspect women. (Of course?!) Opinions began to change in 1912 with the […]

I confess, I have really struggled with this weeks post. My research didn’t leave me with much for today’s date, except a Hedda Hopper article naming Marilyn “The Blow Torch Blonde” in the Chicago Tribune. But after hours of searching I couldn’t find the article to draw inspiration. Six or seven Ideas later; The right […]

Had she still been alive, Marilyn would have celebrated her 95th birthday today. It’s mind blowing to think she is the same age as the Queen! I can only imagine just how beautifully she would have aged.  Birthday’s are funny. A celebration which is looked upon with so much youthful excitement, yet we dread the […]


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