Nothing commands glamour like a set of fluttery faux lashes! Just in time for holiday season, California-based lash salon Lashfully, is rolling out a 17-piece falsie line inspired by Old Hollywood icons, including Marilyn Monroe. ”Every woman should be able to afford beautiful lashes,” co-owner Liv Contreras said of the reusable sets, which are hand-made from Siberian Mink. “It is our goal to provide these luxurious lashes for ladies on the go.” We rounded up our ten favorite styles from the range, priced from $24 to $42 on lashfully.com. Click “See the Photos” to find out which silver screen sirens inspired each look!
With Lindsay Lohan’s debut as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick last night, the TV movie about Taylor’s love affair with actor Richard Burton, it got us thinking about other actresses who played icons on screen. Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000, while Michelle Williams channeled her inner Norma Jeane in My Week With Marilyn last year. Soon, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman will be adding regal titles to their resumes with Watts filming her role as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight and Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. So, with all of these actress-to-icon portrayals, we want to know—whose reenactment is most on-point? Cast your vote on InStyle’s Facebook page now!
Forty years after its closing, the Erno Laszlo Institute—where the beauty line’s eponymous founder once concocted his creations—is re-opening on West Broadway in New York’s Soho. And in celebration, the star-loved skin care line is hosting a free exhibit displaying never-before-seen clothing, makeup, and accessories once belonging to its most famous muse and customer, Marilyn Monroe. The screen siren frequented The Institute in its original location on Fifth Avenue during the 1950s, and the exhibit (open now through the end of December) is paying homage to the blonde bombshell with her black-and-white checkered pants by Jax, pink Pucci blouse, and silk robe, among other things, on display. While those of us not fortunate enough to live in the Big Apple may not have a chance to see her wares in person, we can take a moment to look back at how Marilyn transformed from Norma Jean Mortensen into one of the most iconic actresses of all time.
See Monroe’s evolution!
If you’re having Halloween costume anxiety (and, really, who isn’t?), simplify things by choosing a wig that will make you instantly recognizable (or unrecognizable!). We rounded up our favorite iconic celebrity hairstyles through the years so, come October 31, all you have to do is pop on the trademark tresses and go. From Audrey Hepburn’s elegant updo and Beyonce’s ’70s-style afro to Kate Middleton’s luscious locks and Brigitte Bardot’s sexy bouffant,we’ve got you covered! Click through the gallery below for more star strand ideas.
Marilyn Monroe passed away 50 years ago today, and even five decades after she left us, the blonde bombshell continues to enchant so many—Hollywood’s finest included. Click through to see all the young ladies who have played Marilyn Monroe, onscreen and off.
At the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, Marilyn Monroe‘s most memorable movie moment—her rousing rendition of “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” in the 1953 musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—is being celebrated by Chopard. The Swiss jeweler has created a diamond necklace in honor of the blonde bombshell’s object of affection in the film. The extravaganza captures the spirit of the bib the actress flaunted in her famous musical number, but it is far more dazzling, featuring almost 200 carats of diamonds. We’re sure Marilyn would approve—or better yet sing, “Square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don’t lose their shape!”
See celebrities in costume as Marilyn Monroe!
— Marion Fasel
Uma Thurman is the latest star to work a platinum wig and call herself Marilyn Monroe! The actress, who is now pregnant with her third child, channeled the infamous vixen for the NBC hit show Smash. In the series, Thurman guest stars as Rebecca Duvall, who producers cast as the blonde icon to add a celebrity element to their musical-in-the-making about Monroe’s life, Bombshell. Tune in to watch Thurman’s portrayal tonight at 10/9c on NBC.
Plus, see more stars who played Marilyn!
Marilyn Monroe is MAC makeup’s new muse! The cosmetics company is using the bombshell’s famous sultry cat eye, flawless nails, and crimson pout as inspiration for an upcoming lineup, which will include a range of eye shadows, nail lacquers, eyeliners, and lipsticks. The line will be priced from $15 to $27, and land in stores this October. Can’t wait until then? Swipe on a true red-inspired Norma Jean shade like MAC’s Lady Danger ($14.50, maccosmetics.com) in the meantime.
Plus, see celebs dressed as Marilyn!