Who is the original blonde bombshell? Who has fascinated fashionistas for decades? Who really made diamonds a girls' best friend? Well Miss Marilyn Monroe of course.
Even though she is and has always been very popular, Marilyn is having another moment with the fall release of the exquisite new movie "My Week with Marilyn," where the gorgeous and talented Michelle Williams plays the lead. Just look at the stunning poster for the movie.
The movie deals with Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Lawrence Olivier. Clark documents the tense interaction between the starlet and Olivier during the production of the movie "The Prince and the Showgirl." I won't go into too much detail, you will have to go see it yourself, but the reviews so far have been great. From the Miami Herald "One of the chief pleasures of the movie is watching Williams bring to life Monroe's inner demons with her movie star aplomb and equal allure." I cant wait to see it when it opens November 23! What perfect casting.
Movie business aside, I'm ready to talk style. Marilyn wore some of the most beautiful jewelry collections ever, so of course I have found inspiration is her look. The earrings below for example are actually called the "Monroe" earrings because I was so heavily influenced by her persona when I was designing them.
Mesmerizing black pearls flanked by handmade tri-color
gold vines,adorned in what else? Diamonds
|Another one of my pieces inspired by old Hollywood.|
Gorgeous cuff bracelet in blue topaz and diamonds,
lovingly handmade in 18kt white gold.
|Her beloved diamond eternity band, a gift from her|
husband Joe Dimaggio.
|Monroe's original Mikimoto Pearls in their case|
Marilyn's impact on jewelry was so big that she was once given an award from the American Jewelry Academy; It as presented to her by it's president, Sidney Brownstein. The award was beautifully inscribed with the words: To Marilyn Monroe, the best friend a diamond ever had. She truly was.
|Hollywood glam at its best.|
Beautiful morganite and diamond ring,
set in 18kt white gold.