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Hollywood Glamour

I know when you think of Hollywood you think of the silver screen, but on my most recent trip to LA for Oscars weekend, it was more of a golden moment. And who is Hollywood’s golden girl? Marilyn Monroe, of course.

Thanks to LoveGold we had the privilege of accessing Fred Leighton’s vintage collection of gold jewelry so we could be inspired by glamour through the ages. These one of a kind vintage pieces have been worn by Hollywood’s royalty such as Nicole Kidman, Tilda Swinton, and Amy Adams. Styled by Kelly Framel with the help of our beautiful muse, model and actress Estella Warren, we strived to recreate the feminine glamour and playfulness that is so classically Marilyn, so captivatingly Hollywood and made of gold.

Above: Fred Leighton 22K yellow gold flower brooch by Zolotas (previously owned by Jackie O!!), Pale Pink Cocktail Dress by Peter Som

Above & Below: Fred Leighton 18K yellow gold scaled hoops by Cartier, rock crystal and yellow gold cocktail ring by David Webb, White Angelic Top by Badgley Mischka

Above: Fred Leighton 18K yellow gold mesh sculpted swallow evening bag by LaCloche (worn by the lovely Amy Adams at the 80th Annual Academy Awards), Baby Blue Dress & Coat by Donna Karan

Above & Below: Fred Leighton yellow gold and diamond winged victory brooch by Gaucherand Paris, 18K yellow gold and diamond retro cuff bracelet (worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards), White Winged Cocktail Dress by Prabal Gurung

Above & Below: Fred Leighton pair of Victorian yellow gold, blue enamel tracery flower motif bangles, Golden Goddess Gown by Marchesa


Shot on Oscar weekend at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood featuring Fred Leighton vintage jewelry, starring  the beautiful Estella Warren, Styled by Kelly Framel, Makeup by Patty Bunch for Benefit Cosmetics, Hair by Sam DiVine, Photography by yours truly~

Editorial made possible and very special thanks for our collaboration with LoveGoldan amazing organization that show cases incredible jewelry, designers and fashion all centered around this precious metal. Sign up to be a part of their golden world for more beauty and inspiration than imaginable!

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How to Marry a Millionaire

The Daily Style Icon: Marilyn Monroe

It’s Valentine’s Day and what a better way to say love than with some Va-Va-Voom & wiggle to your walk! Today’s Marilyn inspired look is tight, pushed up, pulled in and all kinds of giggly. 

On today’s agenda: Breakfast at Bergdorf’s, Carolina Herrera Show, and a presentation at The Plaza.

It’s New York Fashion Week, you can’t just wear any old thing! I’m taking inspiration for my daily outfits to the tents from the women who have done it so well before us. We all have a right to look like a fashion icon, right?

About Thrift-ing: Ever since I was a little girl my Grandmother and I have been hitting the thrift stores. Even when I travel home to Texas now we go to 1/2 price Wednesday at the Goodwill and I always find treasures for just a few bucks. Going to thrift stores for me is one of the most fun ways to be creative with fashion. How can I wear it? How can I alter it? How can I make this skirt for $3 look like a million?…

Wool Skirt: Vintage, Thrift Store

Leather Glovers: Vintage, Thrift Store

Navy Blue Lace Peep Toe Pumps: Vintage, Thrift Store

Diamond Earrings: More like rhinestone, Vintage, Flea Market

Navy Blue Top: Kirkland, Costco (no kidding.) 

Red Flower Pin: Vintage, removed from a dress and altered into a broach, Estate Sale

Pink Overcoat: Vintage WEILL Paris from the estate of Madeline Felkay

Lipstick: Laura Mercier “Truly Red” 

Lashes: Mattese Elite Lashes -D-Wispy

The Unmentionables (what you don’t see): Spanx & a good Corset Bra

Location: American Museum of Natural History 

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She’s a Classic beauty

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The Beauty of RED~

I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick. ~Carole Lombard

Hair & Makeup on our model April by the creative & talented Ashley Donovan who blogs about beauty on ashes2lashes

See our other beauty shoot inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s softer side…

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