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Vintage Fashion Inspiration-Marilyn Monroe

2 Feb

Marilyn Monroe was a woman that embraced and accentuated her feminine assets.  She proclaimed “I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”  She dressed up in tight, curve enhancing dresses and lounged at home in slacks.  Her platinum blonde hair and red lips are simple and chic.   She wanted to be taken seriously as an actress AND she was actually a good actress.  Watch her last film The Misfits to see her talent.  Marilyn was aware she was a sex symbol, but wished for people to see her as a person.   “Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.”  Had she lived longer Gloria Steinem believes that Marilyn most definitely would have been a feminist.  I absolutely agree,  since she most certainly did not want to be a housewife.


Vintage Fashion Inspiration-Debbie Harry

8 Nov

P.S. she’s a feminist too.  When asked if she is a feminist her response was “How can one be a woman and not be a feminist? That’s my question.”  Rock on Debbie.

What I like about her style is that it was low key & ultra feminine.  Often she paired thigh high boots with a men’s shirt or a t-shirt dress.  I liked the bright colors she wore in her clothing and her make-up.  Bright pink lips, bright pink eye shadow yep, it worked for her.  Oh, and her idea to wear a jean jacket backwards was just brilliant.  Whether the photos are in black & white or color her look is amazing.  Here is some vintage fashion inspiration a la Debbie Harry:

For even more Debbie and vintage fashion I highly recommend John Waters’ Hairspray.

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