Tag Archives: Marilyn Monroe

10 Things You Should Bring on an Island Getaway

7 Aug

I am taking a hiatus from RGRS for 2 weeks to enjoy the rest of the summer! With that, I am leaving you with 10 things you should bring on a tropical vacation:

This Norma Kamali Swimsuit

This Normal Kamali swimsuit. Yes, it's $350 dollars but channeling the great Marilyn Monroe is priceless. Plunge Swimsuit, $350, Net-a-Porter

Yes, it’s $350 dollars but channeling the great Marilyn Monroe is priceless. Norma Kamali Plunge Swimsuit, $350, Net-a-Porter

Exotic Tanning Oil

Definitely still use sunscreen in warm climates but having a bottle of a tannning enhancer will upgrade you to jet-setter status. Sugar Baby Island Glow, $25, Onlinepharmacynz.com

Definitely still use sunscreen in warm climates but having a bottle of a tanning enhancer will upgrade you to jet-setter status. Sugar Baby Island Glow, $25, Onlinepharmacynz.com

Flat Sandals

A flat sandal or two will take you right through your trip. San Edelman "Gigi" Sandal, $44, Nordstrom.com

A flat sandal or two will take you right through your trip…… San Edelman “Gigi” Sandal, $44, Nordstrom.com

Sexy Evening Sandals

While these will take you through the nights. Phoebe Highlighter Lizard Heel, $138, Aliceandolivia.com

……while these will take you through the nights. Phoebe Highlighter Lizard Heel, $138, Aliceandolivia.com

Glam Waterproof Mascara

Make everyone believe you were born a beach goddess. BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19, Benefitcosmetics.com

Make everyone believe you were born a beach goddess. BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19, Benefitcosmetics.com

A Drop-Dead Gorgeous Maxi

A stunning maxi that you will warrant riding a horse on the beach. Shipwrecked Strapless Maxi Dress, $52, Threadsence.com

A stunning maxi that you will warrant riding a horse on the beach. Shipwrecked Strapless Maxi Dress, $52, Threadsence.com

Glamour Girl Shorts

These will definitely separate you from the touristy khaki crowd. Glammed Up Metallic Shorts, $20, Forever 21

These will definitely separate you from the touristy khaki crowd. Glammed Up Metallic Shorts, $20, Forever 21

Piles of Magazines For the Flight

It might seem odd but reading about amazing fall clothing on the way to the beach is quite comforting. Lucky Magazine, $3.99, the airport or train station

It might seem odd but reading about amazing fall clothing on the way to the beach is quite comforting. Lucky Magazine, $3.99, the airport or train station

A Fun Beach Tote

Leave the clunky bags at home. All you will need is a simple tote like this one. I'm Really a Mermaid Tote Bag, $15, Wildfoxcouture.com

Leave the clunky bags at home. All you will need is a simple tote like this one. I’m Really a Mermaid Tote Bag, $15, Wildfoxcouture.com

An Iphone to Use as Your Camera

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Preferably in this gorgeous case. Island Girl Iphone 5 Case, $43, Zazzle.com

3 (Almost) Obscure Places to Go While in Paris

14 Jul

Annick Goutal

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A glamorous boudoir meets apothecary, Annick Goutal actually started this perfumery in the 80’s. The bottles themselves are beautiful works of art, something I could see Jean Harlow or Marilyn Monroe keeping on their nightstands. Even if you do not find something for yourself (which I think is impossible), you will certainly find a gift worth checking your luggage for.

3 bis, rue des Rosiers, 4th Arrondissement

 

La Musee de La Mode et du Textile

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We all know that you must visit the Louvre but if you are a true fashion lover, this a must-see. When I visited, there was an amazing Vionnet exhibit that showcased tons of her gowns. There is also a permanent toy exhibit spanning the 20th century. If you love the arts and/or you are a kid at heart, make time to spend a few hours here.

107, rue de Rivoli, 1st Arrondissement

 

Le Pub Saint Germain

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Located in the trendy Left Bank, Le Pub Saint Germain is perfect for a late night cocktail with a date or a group of friends. A discerning person I know even told me it was the best Grasshopper he ever had, which is proof that this place can mix anything, even the rare old-school drinks.

17 Rue de L’Ancienne Comedie, 6th Arrondissement

 

Shopping Spree: July 19th 2011

20 Jul

Works for every event you'll have to attend this summer. Jimmy Choo Mirrored India Sandals, $495, Netaporter.com

This is retro without being dated. I know that's a contradiction. Dotted Drawstring Dress, $22.80, Forever21.com.

I need this in my life right this second. I'm kinda picturing it with the dress above and brown cowboy boots. 70's Gucci Overnighter, $625, Vintage Loft NYC @ 1stdibs.com.

Yes, it looks like junk but the character seems to be from Rainbow Brite, so I like it. Vintage 70's Watch, about $40, Themycia@ Etsy.com.

Everyone needs a little Marilyn in their lives. Marilyn Monroe Special Anniversary Collection, $38, Amazon.com.

 

 

Things That are Quintessentially American: The RGRS 4th of July Edition

4 Jul

1) Disneyland

Reason: It’s like going into a kitschy 1950’s time machine and most things that are iconic and American were born in the 50’s.

2) Gone With The Wind

Reason: It’s perhaps the most unforgettable love story in American cinema, plus it makes you want to wear frothy dresses that make you feel like a southern belle.

3) Bonne Bell Lip Smackers

Reason: Every American girl growing up owned at least 3 of these and no other lip glosses at the time were flavored as American colas.

4) Marilyn Monroe

Reason: Where do I start? I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t know who Marilyn Monroe is.

5) Diners

Reason: Diners have cheeseburgers and apple pies, the most distinctive American foods.

6) Cowboy Boots

Reason: Cowboys are the first American heroes and plus, what could be cuter and sexier than cowboy boots.

7) Coca Cola

Reason: Besides tasting so good (and sugary) the bottle is so vintage cool.

8) Ck One

Reason: It’s the only American fragrance that I can think of that actually changed the face of advertising forever, plus it introduced us to another icon; Kate Moss.

9) 80’s/90’s Teen Movies ala The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Clueless, Reality Bites….

Reason: Nothing else better represents the angst of teenagers than these genius movies.

10) Keds

Reason: Clean, crisp and easy to wear with jeans. In America, if you can wear it with jeans, that’s all that matters.

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