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There is something about classic beauty icons that I adore. Their timeless look, their flawless fashion sense, their classic beauty… I could go on and on. Current celebs will come and go, but some classic ladies will always be a standout part of our style culture. More
Here’s an idea, though–how about instead of mining Monroe’s painfully over-licensed image, we just hire some models? Or currently-alive famous actresses? Sure, there will never be another Monroe (or Hepburn), but it’s probably better than dragging old icons from their graves to sell hairspray. More
Sometimes, I think to myself, “wow, it must have been hard to have been a girl growing up in the 1950′s. I pretty much buy into beauty ideals, so I’d probably have to spend all my time getting myself into cone bras, dying my hair blond, generally trying to look like Marilyn Monroe.”If I have any doubt about that, I can look to any “advice to teen ladies” book from the period and they will assure me that is what I must do to snag a man. And I think to myself, “I’m so glad I live in an age when so many different types of beauty are valued.”
Then I remember that our current cultural beauty icon is Kim Kardashian and I want to kill everything. More