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Evening all, I hope you all had a fab week regardless of the horrendous weather! I can't believe this is my fourth My Week In Pictures post! Madness, 2012 is flying by.
I added a little Marilyn Monroe post at the end, in memory of one of my biggest idols who's sadly 50 years gone today. Devastating!
- Devastated that one of the back pockets off my American Apparel Disco Pants randomly fell off the other day. I can't even stitch it back on, as the pockets are glued on and I'd be afraid to mess them up even more! Not happy about it, especially not from €80 trousers. I emailed American Apparel about them, so hopefully I hear a reply.
- My pretty Nana.
- I tidied my room the other day, and tackled my ever-expanding wardrobe.
- Today's nails; a gorgeous retro red Smokin Hot from Elf. They've recently improved their nail polish formula, and it's absolutely gorgeous on and very opaque.
- My victory roll hairstyle today - I loveeee it!
- Myself and my cousin Eleanor.
- My all-time favourite perfume; Chanel No.5.
- A teeny-weeny segment of my Marilyn collection, the books were my Aunty's and they're over 20 years old!
- Yummy Chinese grub with Conor and Sarah yesterday.
R.I.P Marilyn Monroe, 50 years gone.
I find it hard to express my love and adoration for Marilyn Monroe. Ever since I was a child, I've been infatuated with ther. My Mum and Aunty were obsessed also love her, so I was surrounded by photos, films and books of Marilyn all through my childhood. I used to flick through the books on her for hours upon hours each night, amazed by her beauty and style. As I grew up, I started getting into her movies and "life story" more, I idolised her. All through the years, my love for Marilyn has grown and grown, and still to this day I idolise her.
She was an extremely misunderstood woman, who had so much love and creativity to give and express. She had such a difficult childhood - to come from virtually nothing, to becoming the world's biggest superstar is absolutely mind-blowing. She definitely was one of the special ones, she was born with a giant heart and ethereal beauty.
I've watched every single movie of hers, seen every single documentary, read every book - you name it! I find her such an interesting human being to read into. I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for Marilyn Monroe. Due to my early interest in her, I developed a huge love for Old Hollywood in general and the 1940s and 50s especially. It has influenced my style, my interests and myself in general. I feel far more connected to that era, than I do in the present one.
I genuinely cannot believe it has been 50 years since this star has passed, but her light still shines on - beaming. Not many people know Marilyn's story, and judge her far too quickly and harshly. She had so much more to give to the world, and unfortunately her life was cut way too short. I'm not going to discuss her death - there's hundreds and theories and conspiracies about it, as everyone knows. Did the Kennedy's kill her? Did she commit suicide? Was it an accidental overdose? We'll never know. Only the flies on the wall know exactly what went on that night, and regardless of what and how it happened, an extremely precious human being was lost.
I find it hard to write about her without getting emotional, so excuse this random little snippet. She has inspired me beyond belief, and I'll adore her until the day I die. May her legacy live on, R.I.P Norma Jeane.