marilyn monroe fashion

One of the things I love about Marilyn Monroe‘s style is the timeless femininity of it. She always stuck to the most flattering silhouettes and curve-hugging fabrics without overexposing herself. For a modern take on her classic look, see below!

modern marilyn monroe
Shop The Look:
La Mer Collections St. Tropez Chain Wrap Watch
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Marghi off-the-shoulder cotton top
Lanvin Silk Exposed Zip Pencil Skirt
L.K. Bennett Azure Macrame Sandals

Blair Waldorf
Gossip Girl’ started filming again, which means more Blair Waldorf wardrobe – and Leighton Meester – to lust over! The first public day of filming brought us Leighton in orange Brian Atwood ‘Maniac’ pumps, a citrus print Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2011 skirt, bright yellow ruffled blouse, and an orange Riki Rosetta tote.

Emma Watson Deathly Hallows Photocall
On Wednesday, Emma Watson attended the photocall for “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2” at St Pancras station wearing a Rafael Lopez lace-and-tulle mini dress with a gold bodice. She paired the beauty with a black patent leather waistband and black Chanel pumps.

Emma Watson Harry Potter Premiere
Emma again! This time at the world premiere of “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2” in Trafalgar Square. Perfection in a full-skirted Oscar de la Renta ballgown? I think so. Miss Granger also wore jewellery from Boodles.

Dita von Teese Alexis Mabille
Though she didn’t attend any shows, Dita von Teese showed up at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall 2011 Closing Party hosted by Chambre Syndicale de la Couture at Trianon Palace. The regal and curvaceous burlesque star wore a beautiful gown by Alexis Mabille from Fall/Winter 2010 – the same dress Leighton Meester wore on last season’s final episode of Gossip Girl.

Natalia Vodianova
Though the dress code is all-white for “The White Fairy Tale Love Ball“, hostess and supermodel Natalia Vodianovia always wears red. This year she showed up in an incredible Red Riding Hood-esque gown, custom designed by Valentino Garavani.

Kate Middleton Yellow Dress
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge touched down at Calgary Airport in Canada wearing a lemon-yellow silk crepe dress by Jenny Packham (a break from navy, woohoo!). She accessorized with her favourite L.K. Bennett pumps and a matching clutch.

Kate Middleton BAFTA
For some reason, I never expected Kate Middleton to show up on a red carpet. That said, she wowed the crowds at last night’s BAFTA Brits To Watch Event, which was held at the Belasco Theatre in LA. She wore a princess-perfect lilac Alexander McQueen gown, silver Jimmy Choo “Vamp” glitter-finish sandals and matching clutch of the same designer.

Mollie King Harry Potter
While I have never featured her before, Saturday‘s singer (and girlfriend to David Gandy) Mollie King truly impressed on the “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2” red carpet. Wearing the “Peignoir” lingerie-inspired Spring/Summer 2011 dress by Julien Macdonald and Nicholas Kirkwood two-tone peep-toes, she was an envelope-pushing breath of fresh air.

Zooey Deschanel BAFTA
Zooey Deschanel‘s uniform involves wearing tights on almost every red carpet, making it quite unusual to see her at the BAFTA Brits To Watch Event in a legs-baring Fall/Winter 2011 dress by Oscar de la Renta. The tea-length design and scalloped hem keeps her style ‘uniform’ consistent, and is beyond lovely on her.

Kate Middleton Smythe
Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, just navy threesomed us.

In a whirlwind 24 hour time slot, she first arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport in a silk and cotton-blend dress by Roland Mouret, a one-button blazer by Toronto-based designer Smythe, a Mulberry Polly Push lock shoulder bag, and navy blue pumps by Manolo Blahnik. What we really want? A look at her on-plane outfit!

Kate Middleton Erdem
It could very well have been this navy Resort 2012 dress by Erdem. Ever conscious of her critique in the media, choosing Candian designer Erdem Moralioglu was a great choice as she arrived at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. She paired the dress with a nude clutch, nude L.K. Bennett pumps, and a new hairstyle. Salon in the sky; the ultimate in luxury.

Kate Middleton Canada
Last (and least): she atteneded a reception in the house of the Governor General of Canada. After a jam-packed day, you really can’t fault her for choosing a simple wrap dress by Issa and low, matching wedges from L.K. Bennett. Kate Middleton really has her ‘style uniform‘ down pat.