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Recent Vogue covers on both sides of the Atlantic feature celebrities dressed up as Marilyn Monroe. Granted Michelle Williams (forever Jen Lindley in my heart) is promoting her new Monroe biopic on the October 2011 cover of American Vogue. The trailer for which you can see below, it’s worth it if only to see Emma Watson spit out the glaring anachronism “fancying.” Nobody ‘fancied’ anything other than pigeons in the 1950s. But I don’t know what is going on with Rihanna’s Marilyn Monroe wig on British Vogue.
After the Fish Pedicure feature a ton of you wrote in asking about my strawberry toenail art. Ok no one did but I am sure that is just because you’re all shy. And as I am such a giver here is my step by step guide to painting yourself some strawberry nails.
I should probably begin this by making a confession. I love dressing up. Not just for parties but for every single day. No matter what the occasion I always choose clothes from the floordrobe with a specific era in mind. So imagine my pernickety pain as I bore witness to freshers week partygoers heading to 80s themed parties and interpreting the decade that spawned them as a whirl of neon lycra gym gear and nothing else. No Thatcher, no Carebears no Charlene Robinson from Neighbours even. I watched these parties go by and my first thought “Why was I not invited?” was always followed, (rather answering my question) by, “Geez! Can we please bring some VERISIMILLITUDE to this 80s fancy dress mess?” I happen to know the 80s is well documented on Google. There's no excuse.
Did you spend the summer feeling awkward, sweaty, or uncomfortable? Looking longingly at women who looked like they belonged in adverts as they drifted past in their cool, fluttery dresses? You never have to repeat that experience again with these handy tips. Pack them away and get them out with the sandals and sunnies next time the temperature peaks (I know the days are cooling off right now, but forewarned is forearmed, after all).
I’ve focused on tips for fat girls, but some of the below should be useful whatever your size or gender: