Seattle artist Cheyenne Randall is the mastermind behind my new favorite Tumblr, Shopped Tattoos, where he adorns legendary photos with amazingly realistic body art. My favorite images are the vintage photos (I seriously cannot stop staring at that Marilyn pic), but I must admit, the inked up and hipster-ized version of Will and Kate is pretty fantastic too. [I need them to embrace this as a real-life makeover. -- Amelia] Check out tatted up versions of the royal family, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie and JFK after the jump! Keep reading »
Just in case modern styles like heart buns and waterfall braids aren’t your thing, today’s OMG hair is a classic throwback: Marilyn Monroe’s iconic curls. So sexy on short, medium, and longer lengths, and guaranteed to get you noticed. Want to borrow Marilyn’s bombshell hairstyle for yourself? This video tutorial breaks it down into a few easy steps. Just add red lipstickto finish the look! [YouTube]
Affordable haircare brand Sexy Hair just unveiled its fall ad campaign, and it turns out the new face of the company isn’t exactly new. It’s Marilyn Monroe. Sexy Hair purchased the rights to images and quotes from Monroe’s estate to create ads for its Spray & Play hairspray, which Monroe herself obviously never used (a partnership with Aqua Net probably would have been more accurate). The ads, which employ the tagline “Styles change. Sexy is forever.” are definitely eye-catching, and Sexy Hair is far from the first company to use Monroe’s image to shill products: MAC released a Monroe-inspired collection last year, and the year before that, Dior used some high-tech trickery to have Monroe star alongside Charlize Theron in a TV commercial. Not to mention the endless celebs who take it upon themselves to impersonate the Hollywood legend (with varying degrees of success).
So what do you guys think of these new ads? At first I thought the whole thing was a little weird/inappropriate, but as a slightly obsessive Marilyn fan with very little will power, I must admit after looking at the photos for a few minutes, I found myself wanting to buy a can of this hair spray (I’m a sheep, I know). Share your thoughts in the comments! [Huffington Post]
I know just what you need this afternoon: Courtney Stodden in soft focus, sexily reading on the couch, sexily applying lipstick, and sexily stroking flowers down her arm, all done up like Marilyn Monroe. Of course, Court put her super-sexy-sensual twist on her Marilyn Monroe tribute. That twist being six-inch stripper heels. Watch your back, Michelle Williams. [YouTube]
A new memoir reveals that it was simple jealousy of Elizabeth Taylor that spurred Marilyn Monroe to pose nude. Monroe agreed to be naked while exiting a swimming pool during a photo shoot, as long as Taylor did not appear in any magazines running the images, reports Vanity Fair, which is publishing the images in this month’s edition. (While Monroe made just $100,000 for her final film role in “Something’s Gotta Give,” Taylor pulled down $1 million in “Cleopatra.”) But the nude pictures weren’t the only place Monroe bared all. A smattering of her conversations with photographer Lawrence Schiller, as per his memoir Marilyn & Me … Read more!
I don’t know which surprises me more: the fact that MAC has chosen to release a Marilyn Monroe collection, or the fact that they haven’t already done it. God bless Marilyn, because her posthumous existence has been practically slaughtered by a never-ending parade of wannabes. That’s not to say that I don’t like the idea of Monroe-inspired makeup, because I do, but her name and likeness is trampled upon on a pretty much daily basis and it’s getting tired. The worst perpetrators are celebrities — particularly one Lindsay Lohan — who just won’t let the poor girl rest, and show no signs of ever doing so. Keep reading »
Hollywood is filled with blondes — both bottled and born — doing their best Marilyn Monroe imitations. Courtney Stodden, teen bride, was just the latest in a long, sordid trail of celebs to break out the pin curls and red lipstick when she did a photo shoot as the star in Hollywood this week. I’m pretty sure Norma Jean is rolling over in her grave. Seriously: stick a fork in this look ’cause it’s done.
Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Emma Watson
You might think “My Week With Marilyn” would be a lighthearted film about one of the most famous women in the modern history of the world. After all, it’s about a romance between Monroe and a set gopher while she filmed “The Prince and the Showgirl,” a comedy. But I walked out of the theater with just the opposite — a heavy heart. (And the steadfast belief that Michelle Williams, who plays Marilyn Monroe, should be nominated for an Oscar.) Keep reading »