Vanity Fair and Favorite Quotes: Vintage Inspiration with Marilyn Monroe

Sunday Sweetness with a Buxom Blonde Legend

Marilyn Monroe in Memories, Quotes and Cover Shoots



This quote is among my personal top five belonging to the legendary icon, Marilyn Monroe. 50 years have passed since the tragic death of this timeless beauty, each year exposing new discoveries on the history and struggles endured by the tortured soul of this American icon.


American fashion, beauty and feminine evolution based publications have been, and will continue to offer significant memorable mentions and vintage collections of Marilyn Monroe, captured in images that translate the life, love and legend that was left behind. Features of Marilyn Monroe have been sprouting up across the web, television and in plans for printing!

The June 2012 issue of Vanity Fair magazine will feature a flawless capture of Marilyn Monroe. This issue will be the fourth time since her passing that Vanity Fair pays publication homage to Marilyn with a commemorative cover in her honor.

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Vanity Fair June 2012 Marilyn Monroe

Liz Smith, ‘Marilyn Monroe–Vanity Fair’s Favorite Cover Girl!’

Over the past four years, Marilyn Monroe–who is dead, you must understand–has been on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine three times! The latest cover shows a radiantly fresh-faced Marilyn, still a model, photographed by Andre de Dienes. It’s amazing, the hold that this woman–gone almost 50 years–still has on the world.

The VF story inside deals with MM’s famous nude pool scene, from her last, uncompleted movie, “Something’s Got To Give,” photographed by Lawrence Schiller.

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‘Marilyn Monroe–Vanity Fair’s Favorite Cover Girl!’

Vanity Fair on the Marilyn Monroe commemorative June 2012 issue…

“just before Marilyn Monroe’s shocking death, in 1962, photographer Lawrence Schiller hit the jackpot, capturing the world’s most famous blonde at her most seductive.”

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.- Marilyn Monroe



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Writing Your Own Music: Sound and Lyrics

Writing Your Own Music: A My Blog Guest Post on Composition in Sound, Lyric and Musical Endeavors

An Intriguing and Impressive Guest Post from rising star in creative writingNicola Winters 


Writing Your Own Music by Nicola Winters

(on behalf of Phoenix Software, a student store that provides software for students)

What happens to your musical skills when you leave school for university?  You may have spent years practising your scales on whichever instrument you chose to play when you first started secondary school.  Your parents probably forked out a small fortune in lessons and there have probably been hours spent arguing and nagging about not practising enough to warrant the expense and threats of sanctions unless more practise is done.

You’re probably glad to get away from it all, but, once you’ve got yourself established at university you may surprise yourself by missing the playing of an instrument.  It’s at times like these that you may find the urge to write some music of your own and this, in turn, leads to finding like-minded people, forming a band and dreaming of making it rich without the necessity to study and hand in that next assignment!

Whilst some people are quite self-contained, apparently needing no other collaboration and relying simply on their own creativity to write music; others benefit greatly from other people’s input and welcome constructive criticism from family and friends.

People often find it relaxing to write music simply because there’s no right or wrong way to do it.  Unless you’re a student studying music composition and are following a specific curriculum; you can never really make a mistake – a refreshing change!  Collaborating with others brings so much more to the completed product in terms of originality – no other band would have that same mix of minds so you could end up with a completely unique sound.

Involving a mix of people who have skills with different instruments can also help you create your own individual sound, and if you feel you’re not making progress or you’ve hit a rough spot, perhaps consider introducing a new instrument into the mix which will change the dynamics and may help you out of the rut.

If writing music is something you’d like to do but struggle to actually put into practice, then perhaps choosing specific music composition software would be the right option for you.  An example would be Sibelius 7 Academic Student Edition which is sophisticated enough for top composers but simple enough for beginners and students.  This software is described as being ‘the easiest way to write music’ – and if you’re unsure that you’ll be able to operate it you have the peace of mind knowing it comes with 90 days of complimentary assisted support.

Writing lyrics is a totally different skill – some artists prefer to start with the lyrics and compose the music around them while others work in reverse.  You may find that, whilst you have the talent to write a great melody, you lack the ability to actually put words to your music.  Working in collaboration with a wordsmith is a pretty good idea – famous collaborations like Elton John and Bernie Taupin who worked separately with little interaction still managed to write masterpieces which remain popular today.

Whatever you choose – remember to have fun – you’re doing this because you want to – not because you have to!

This is a guest post by Nicola Winters on behalf of Phoenix Software, a student store that provides software for students.

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Truvía® natural sweetener Product Review

Totally Yummy Truvia – Tried and True!

Seriously, I was stoked to have this included with the Influenster assortment of Goodies in the ‘Love’ Voxbox. If you haven’t checked out the awesome freebies in fashion and food and all sorts of goodies, visit to find out more on how to get your own voxbox!

I had used it before and couldn’t recall the name. Pure yummy-ness 😉



MARIANA’S STYLE IN ONE WORD: Simple. I truly believe that less is more, and that you don’t have to have a lot going on to look great.

INSPIRATION: Anything and everything basically. I really do believe that inspiration is everywhere: fashion weeks inspire me just as much as the clothes from someone I see on the street. The weather and the places I’m in really influence me as well.

WHAT DECADE DO YOU BELIEVE HAS THE BEST FASHION? For me, the 50’s. Just because I like that subtle sex appel that tiny waists and big puffy skirts had… I mean, look at Marilyn Monroe: how can you not love the 50’s?

FAVORITE TREND AT THE MOMENT: I’ll have to name two, just because I can’t decide which one I like best.. I’m really into pastels and I also love transparencies.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO WEARING THE MOST THIS SPRING? Definitely pastels. I just love those baby colours and I think they will look great with sun kissed skin.

WHAT IS ONE INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? Even though I am a very girly girl (running a fashion blog and all), I really don’t mind breaking a nail: I love the outdoors, I horse ride and I do gymnastics. I am really active!


A while back I blogged about how rose gold was becoming the new gold. I recently received an email from a reader who bought one of the rose gold watches from my blog post and is trying to find some rose gold earrings to match! She asked for my guidance and since I don’t know if said reader is looking for fancy or casual rose gold earrings…I found options for both! Check out my what I found below.

Bauble Bar Citrine Cushion Studs

Stella & Dot Soiree Earrings

Alicia Halo Druzy Oval Studs

Ippolita ‘Rock Candy – Number 2’ Rosé 4 Stone Hoop Earrings

Alexis Bittar ‘Miss Havisham’ Pinched Oval Earrings

Stella & Dot Goddess Teardrop Earrings

Michael Kors Embellished Hoop Earrings

Gerard Yosca Rhinestone Drop Earrings


StyleSays is giving away a pair of signed Yotam Solomon shoes for the launch of our new site! We’re talking about a $1000 pair of designer heels here! All you have to do is invite 3 friends to join you on StyleSays and pick one of these shoes and tell us what they say to you. Tweeting and posting your invitation link to Facebook will earn you extra points 🙂 Visit to get your invitation link. The winner will be allowed to choose the pair of shoes they want. Check out Yotam Solomon’s line of designer shoes. The contest will end September 22nd so get started today. 

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