May 5, 2010

A homage to Ms. Monroe

'You know, sometimes when a person don't know what to do, the best thing is to just stand still.' - Gay Langland, The Misfits

Cotton/linen jeans: Thrifted
Silk blouse: Gap
Belt: Thrifted
Leather moccasins: Clarks

Since my love letter to The Misfits a week ago I've been poring over the clothes Marilyn wore in the film and daydreaming about wearing something similar myself, whilst riding through the Nevada desert on a pretty brown horse. Ignoring the fact I can't ride a horse (I can only ride elephants), and definitely don't live in Nevada; even if I could, looking quite as glamourous in the process would be sort of difficult considering I am possibly the clumsiest person in the world. During this shoot, for example, I tipped my tripod over four times, got cuts on my feet, grass stains all over my knees, too many nettle stings to count and the two braids I carefully placed in my hair lasted all of about two minutes.

It was still a really nice way to spend some time 'standing still' though, and I could almost pretend I had been transported back to 1961 and was waiting in Nevada for Clarke Gable to turn up and sweep me off my moccasin'd feet!


  1. Chris1:20 PM

    Stunning, darling--i have a lot of respect for that field.


  2. your blog is so simple and amazing! i am your newest follower darling. :)

  3. your blog is lovely, my dear! :) and you can ride elephants, that's amazing!! ♥

  4. i love these. i appreciate any homage to ms. monroe. i've been semi-obsessed with her for years. years.

  5. these photos are beautiful, i love your hair, so sweet n lovely. Thank you for being my first follower!

  6. your blog is so gorgeous ! love that atmosphere !

  7. very nice pics!!! I've a new blog if you want take a look ;)

  8. hi, great blog! hope your clark gable will come

  9. What lovely photos - your blouse is so pretty and I think your hair looks great. And I suspect that if you can ride an elephant - amazing!- you can probably manage a horse. So don't give up on the nevada dream!

  10. this pictures were awesome, dear :)
    about the elephant thing... god, that is really impresive :) I agree with jane, i don't think ridding a horse is harder than an elephant :)
    have a great day <3

  11. What a great blog! So glad to find it :)

  12. and how wonderful it would be to be transported back to 1961!
    you are simply lovely.

  13. you have a lovely blog here! excellent photos :)

  14. Hello Becky!

    Just stopping by to say hello!
    looks like we share we two things in common!
    I've always wanted to learn how to play the cello, also mushroom!

    Just got me a little book on non-florwing plants about mushrooms & ferns etc.

    You are a wonderful writer. As for me English is a second if not a third language for me. I'm just trying my best while I read lots of books to better my writting skills.

    Have a great rest of the day.


    Fabiola "Fab"

  15. I love the silk blouse and of course you look stunning!