MAC Cosmetic has unveiled plans for a special makeup collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s glamorous beauty. The limited-edition line (in partnership with Authentic Brands Group) includes nearly 30 products — eye shadow, lipstick (think retro red and hot pink), nail lacquer and eyeliner — and will arrive in stores in October.
What an honor!
”Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, mystery and power of seduction remain resolutely contemporary. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality — a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The Festival is a temple of glamour and Marilyn is its perfect incarnation. Their coming together symbolizes the ideal of simplicity and elegance.”
Congratulations to Michelle Williams who won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
The 31-year old star played Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn,” completely transforming into the screen legend.
In 1960, Monroe took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her iconic role in “Some Like It Hot.”
“Many actresses have played Marilyn Monroe, on big screens and small, since her death nearly 50 years ago. They’re all cheap impersonators compared to Michelle Williams’ extraordinary performance as the doomed ’50s sex bomb in ‘My Week With Marilyn.”
Marilyn Monroe appears in the news again! The New York Post has featured her in two articles this week. One article names Michelle Williams the “New Blonde Bombshell” for her role as Marilyn in My Week With Marilyn, featured at the NY Film Festival, while the other includes quotes from Susan Bernard, author of the recently released book Marilyn: Intimate Exposures.
We all know Hollywood is buzzing with Marilyn fever, but a recent New York Times article shed the light on other avenues soaking in the Marilyn spotlight.
In the coming months, the public is going to see Marilyn Monroe everywhere they look. The icon’s likelihood is going to be gracing book covers, beauty lines, movie screens, high-end fashion collections as well as inspiring the hit NBC drama Smash. Marilyn’s recent fanfare can credited in great part to the New York based Authentic Brands Group, who acquired exclusive rights to Monroe’s likeness, image and estate in December. The firm is diligent about reconnecting the public with Marilyn’s glamour and elegance.
The New York Times has curated a great multimedia collection of Marilyn’s life and the Hollywood starlets who emulate her.