13 posts tagged "Marilyn Monroe"
What does the ideal daily diet of an Olympic medalist look like? A lot prettier than you might expect when it’s artistically interpreted by Sarah Parker and Michael Bodiam. The creative duo arranged and styled five meal plans prescribed by Olympian nutritionist Dan Benardot—ranging from peanut butter and bagels for a gymnast to blueberries and chocolate milk for a triathlete—for a result that was visually striking. [Nowness]
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing, blowout mecca Drybar will be offering the “Old Fashioned,” a bombshell-worthy set style, and streaming classics from the “Forever Marilyn” collection throughout August. [Drybar]
It was only a matter of time until the inescapable nail art craze fused with Olympics zeitgeist. Beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor scooped up American flag decals from Minx, which created over 200 designs for the games including the Union Jack emblems swimmer Rebecca Adlington sported on each of her digits when she took home the bronze medal for the 400-meter freestyle final. [Minx]
Marilyn Monroe’s dirty secret has been revealed! Spoiler alert: It’s not as salacious as you’d think. But in an interesting turn of events, it appears as though the original bombshell was not as loyal to her signature bottle of Chanel No. 5 as she led on. New evidence reveals that she was having a secret affair with Floris’ Rose Geranium eau de toilette. Scandale! [Daily Mail]
“Beauty is a gift that you have for a while, and you enjoy the hell out of it while you have it,” according to Kate Beckinsale, who is the latest celebrity to come out against Botox—or “wind-tunnel face,” as she refers to the injectable’s signature look spotted around Hollywood. [ABC]
There’s a new phenomenon going on with female tennis players, and it’s reached new heights at Wimbledon, where on-court makeup is getting a lot of attention. “It’s become more of a show business. It’s even better when you look good and you win,” according to tennis great Martina Hingis, who points out that while Serena, Anna, and Jelena slick on the mascara and eyeliner, pre-set face painting just didn’t happen in the nineties. [ESPN]
After a teenager’s petition garnered over 84,000 signatures, Seventeen magazine has become the latest glossy to take the no-excessive-retouching, no-unhealthy-model-casting pledge. [msnbc]
We’re excited for Simon Curtis’ new film My Week With Marilyn for two reasons: First off, we’re not ashamed to admit that we’re endlessly fascinated by all things having to do with Monroe—her laundry list of ex-lovers, her mysterious death, her recent CGI cameo in that Dior commercial—and secondly, we welcome any opportunity to see the movie’s star, Michelle Williams, on the red carpet. Case in point: For the premiere at the New York Film Festival last night, a vintage Dior-clad Williams was positively glowing with rosy cheeks, a muted pink mouth, and delicately lined eyes. We’re also happy to report that she seems to be standing by her now-signature pixie cut, which was tended to by Renato Campora for the occasion. “It’s an easy-to-wear, chic, and undone look,” Campora said, applying Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel to wet hair, drying, and then creating separation and definition with its Coiff Nonchalant Piecing and Forming Wax. Williams happens to look pretty excellent on-screen with Monroe’s platinum curly bob, but we’re partial to the pixie. You too?
Think styling gel and curling irons were devised in the twentieth century? Think again. New research on mummies reveals that style-conscious Egyptians frequently coiffed their hair in styles similar to those of Marilyn Monroe and Rihanna. [Telegraph]
In case you haven’t noticed Ri-Ri touting its tasty water, Miranda Kerr big-upping its nourishing oil, or every single beauty brand incorporating its super-emollient and all-natural flesh into some manner of product, coconuts are the new acai berry. [Daily Mail]
Katy Perry has forgone her now statement-making pink locks for a shade of mauve-y lavender, which she and colorist Rita Hazan worked on especially for last night’s VMAs. [Bella Sugar]
Beware the sweet scent of clean laundry. A new study suggests that the very aromatics that register as “fresh” and “citrus” to your olfactory system are actually off-gassing chemicals that can be carcinogenic. [Treehugger]
When it comes to the removal of unwanted hair, women have myriad options. There’s waxing, tweezing, threading, sugaring—all manner of materials and mechanisms to get to the root, as it were, of the problem. Shaving, the most primitive of depilatory forms, has gotten a bad rap in the face of all of these new-fangled approaches. Taking razor to legs still happens with presumed regularity, but gliding these handheld tools against the grain of face fuzz is totally taboo, thanks to the warning that’s been passed from generation to generation: If you shave extraneous hairs, they will come in darker and thicker. Or will they? “It’s a total myth,” aesthetician to the stars Kate Somerville maintains, an opinion she shared with us just a few hours ago in an intimate setting to discuss a bevy of new product launches and her own maintenance must-haves. On good authority (that being Elizabeth Taylor’s personal cosmetic dermatologist, whom Somerville used to assist), the greats (those being Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe) shaved their faces for completely bare skin and an added dose of exfoliation. (No word on whether Italian actress Virna Lisi was using a real blade in this famous 1965 Esquire cover). Somerville herself is a firm believer in the power of the razor—one in particular: Gillette’s Mach 3. Believe it—and ask your S.O. to buy a two-pack next time he’s in need.