Thursday, July 16, 2009

secret 16 - my marilyn phase


back in the pageant days, i went through a marilyn monroe phase (doesn't everyone?). as you can see here, i even had a white dress like THE white dress. and the hair--the hair was pure, platinum marilyn. i even did a whole photo shoot as marilyn and some of those pictures are actually pretty good. but i don't have any of them here (they're clearly in the parents' basement). this photo is from an appearance at the state fair (i was miss state fair), hence the rockin' tiara. if only i'd been standing on a grate so my skirt would blow up....sigh.

16 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

Whoa ...

spudballoo said...

Fantastic, I wish I had access to my 'old' photos. They are all in storage...I could start a whole new project of Fashion Disasters of my Youth. Not that I'm saying this is a fashion disaster...

I love the commitment to the cause with the platinum hair.

Great secret! I'm seeing you in new light...;-)

Sammi said...

Hahaha, I love how half your secrets go back to being in your parents basement.

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

is tht u ??? wow u actually look like Marilyn ... nice blog :)

Loredana said...

I'm still trying to decide if it's Marilyn or Gwen Stefani you look like here...guess it doesn't matter...platinum either way!

Dave King said...

no, beg to differ: never did go through a Marilyn stage. She couldn't get a look-in on account of me being so gone on Jane Russell - would be quite willing to go through one with her now, though.

dutchbaby said...

Va va vooom! Great secret!

The Novelista Barista said...

wow!!! great picture!!!

Char said...

ahhh, who doesn't love a bit of the seven year itch?

miss state fair - i haven't seen a pagent in forever

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Never heard of a Marilyn phase. Then again, I didn't know who she was for quite awhile. Not my generation.

rxBambi said...

Great dress! I love it, and fabulous secret!

Just Jules said...

now we know the real reason you refuse to empty the stuff out of your parents basement! It is a catacomb of secrets.

My name is Erin. said...

Haha! I used to collect Marilyn memorabilia, until it got out of control. Did I really want an entire room devoted to Marilyn Monroe? The answer to that question is NO! :) You did look pretty hot.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Gorgeous!

The Redhead Riter said...

Stopping by just to give a little blog ♥

YOU ARE GORGEOUS!

And no, I did not go through a Marily phase...have you looked at my blog pic? LOL

Lisa-Marie said...

You look so cute! I am still in my 50s phase! I don't own a dress that isn't sticky out at the bottom!