Macy’s just unveiled their exclusive Marilyn Monroe Collection dedicated to the sassy style of the 21st Century Hollywood icon. If there’s anywhere for Miss Monroe to come back to life, it’s in a movie theater. So Tribeca Cinemas was the perfect place to hold the preview. This flirty and fun collection, said to be a modern take on the starlet’s retro style, will be available at 150 Macy’s stores and online in March. I’ve always been fascinated by the life and mysterious death of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. Having been captivated by many Lifetime movies about her, I can’t wait to dress like the girl once known as Norma Jean.
I’m so happy that this collection is launching just in time for spring. I adore all of the reds, pinks, and figure flattering styles. The soft blues, cherry prints, and polka dots give the collection a soft girl next door quality. I could totally see myself wearing various pieces on the boardwalk this summer during a beachside weekend. With prices from $29 to $89, you don’t have to be on a Hollywood budget to snag a sexy halter dress or gingham tie-front button-down top. I think Macy’s needs to come out with a Jackie collection next. After all, it’s only fair.
By: Vicky Sullivan (Founder/CEO of Aspiring Socialite) for Cupid’s Pulse
Supermodel Jaimie Hilfiger, niece of famed fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, has been seen around town wearing the latest in fashion which includes old Hollywood styles. During L.A. Fashion Week, she wore a light pink cocktail dress complete with old world-inspired lace and Edwardian beadwork designed by Sue Wong to the designer’s My Fair Lady Champagne Brunch/Fashion Show at The Ceders, the former historic Hollywood home of silent-screen icon Norma Talmadge, which was purchased by Wong in 2004. Hilfiger’s most recent project is being the face of boyfriend Igal Dehan’s jewelry line, Cuffs of Love, worn by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Hilton sisters, and Stevie Wonder.
Hilfiger took time to speak exclusively with me about love, dating and celebrity style. For hopeless romantics intent on experiencing the romance and chivalry of old Hollywood, this young model reveals how to glam up your love life simply by bringing back nostalgic designs and genuine class. As a socialite, your love life should be as glamourous as you are:
What do you like best about old Hollywood styles?
Old Hollywood has inspired so many recent styles, with high-collared fitted outfits and of course, hats. Kate Middleton has taken a lot of her style from old Hollywood and My Fair Lady inspirations. There is just so much one-of-a-kind craftsmanship that goes into these fashions.
How do you incorporate the romance of old Hollywood into your everyday life?
My boyfriend, Igal Dehen, is from Paris so it’s always a romance movie in my house. At the height of old Hollywood, men had a lot of manners and courted women with the utmost respect.
Do you feel that wearing these soft, glamorous styles evoke old-school romance?
Yes, you’re absolutely treated differently. When you present yourself with class, you’re treated with class. People also tend to take you more seriously in classically beautiful styles.
How has being from a famous family affected your dating life?
You have to find someone who doesn’t care either way and is there for you. They must be successful in their own right and aren’t looking for a free ride.
Besides a man, what is your favorite accessory?
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
What tips can you give our readers on how to get ready for a date?
The day of the date you should wake up early and go to the gym. Make time to talk to your girlfriends that day. Wear something hot, but not slutty. It is very important that you’re comfortable in what you wear, or you won’t be comfortable on the date. Don’t be exactly on time, because chances are he won’t be. But don’t be any more than 10 minutes late, because otherwise you look like a diva.
How do you dress for a casual vs. formal date?
No matter if the date is casual or formal, you should always be comfortable in what you’re wearing. Always ask what you’re doing first so you know what to wear. Even if you’re wearing heels to a fancy dinner, you should bring along a pair of flats in your purse in the event that you take a walk on the beach after dinner.
What other dating tips and advice can you give us?
Don’t text or be on your phone while on a date. Be polite and ladylike. Always say “please” and “thank you.” Remember that 90 to 95 percent of the time he’s more nervous than you are.
For more on Miss Hilfiger, visit her website, Facebook page and follow her on Twitter: @JamieHilfiger. Stay tuned for more inside tips from Jaimie on fashion and making an entrance worthy of socialite status exclusively on Aspiring Socialite.
Seeing that I am far too busy blogging my way into high society, I have not gotten around to sending out this year’s Christmas cards, however, lucky for those on the most elite of Christmas lists, Paris Hilton and the Kardashian Klan have theirs stamped and sent. With a successful reality series, endorsement deals, and clothing lines, the Kardashains have had an incredibly successful year. Therefore, it is no surprise that their Christmas card reflects the decadence of old Hollywood with the entire family clad in evening wear on the backdrop of a grand staircase. According to Kim Kardashian, her family Christmas card is one of favorite holiday traditions. Audrey Hepburn would be proud.
To the other socialite extreme, the world’s most famous heiress, Paris Hilton, took a less traditional approach by posing Marilyn Monroe style in a low-cut sequin dress. Since, Paris likes to be the center of attention, it is no surprise that none of the other Hiltons joined her in her holiday greetings. Though some say this card is more naughty than nice, I think she was just saving paper by covering both Christmas and New Year’s Eve with the same card. Happy Holidays Socialites! Feel free to send your holiday greetings my way.