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THE MUSE

Marilyn Monroe - Tastemaker Status

Get the iconic bombshell’s look with timeless (& bold) pieces


Ah, the great beauty Marilyn Monroe. Best known for her revealing white halter dress billowing over a subway grate, the Hollywood scarlet also loved a good cigarette pant, slinky sweater, and understated pieces. Top off the look with some sculpted curls and a red lip, and you’re ready for any subway grate or stiff breeze that comes your way.

 

 

Urban Outfitters Perfect Turtleneck Top

UO Perfect Turtleneck Top, $34, urbanoutfitters.com

 

 

J. Crew Martie Pant

Martie Slim Crop Pant, $79.50, jcrew.com

 

 

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Selected Femme Long Sleeve Knit Sweater, $79, asos.com

 

 

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Low V-Neck Cricket Jumper, $65, topshop.com

 


Image Sources: Top left, photo for LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953, divinemarilynmonroe.canalblog.com.  Top right, unknown photographer, date and original publication, weheartit.com. Bottom left and right, photos by Milton Greene, 1955, marilynmonroe.com. Made with Canva.

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THE FIND

Wishbone Earrings - Tastemaker Status

Make a wish with these artsy Wishbone earrings (just don’t *actually* break them…)


This week we’re featuring the very first item from the Tastemaker Status shop itself! Apart of the House Collection, these earrings transition from season-to-season and can add that finishing touch to any simple black outfit. Get them below:

 

Wishbone Earrings - shoptastemakerstatus.com

Wishbone Earrings, $24.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 


Image Sources: Paint stroke, Donald Martiny, honestlywtf.com. Made with Canva.

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THE READ

 

The Battle of Versailles - Tastemaker StatusGet lost in the glamour (and drama) of the iconic 1970’s fashion show that put American fashion on the map.


This over-the-top event has an accompanying over-the-top story to match. Filled with the personalities of design royalty (Halston, Yves Saint Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, and Hubert de Givenchy, to name a few), this book examines the famous runway show that head the best American and French designers going head-to-head on a global stage. Reality TV pales in comparison. Get the book below:

 

The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan, amazon.com

 


Images Sources: Watercolor Moon Art Print, StudioFactotumUK, etsy.com. White peonies, unknown source. Glitter, unknown source. Made with Canva.

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THE TREND

ContourDrawing - Tastemaker Status

This drawing technique makes for quirky graphics & eye-catching patterns.


Contour drawing is an art technique where artists are challenged to create without lifting their pencil. This creates one continuous line (another name for technique), hence the distinct geometric, but fluid, style. Though this technique has been around for a while, its been recently embraced by fashion as a cool decorative motif. Get the look below:

 

Contrast Tank by SketchStudy on Redbubble

One Line Bike Contrast Tank by SketchStudy, $28, redbubble.com

 

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Double Layered Face Earrings, $14.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 

Contour People Tote Bag by morgan markowski on Redbubble

Contour People Tote Bag by morgan markowski, $23.95, redbubble.com

 

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Minimalist Face Pendant Necklace, $19.90, shoptastemakerstatus.com

 


Image Sources: Upper right and lower left illustrations by Boris Schmitz. Upper left, Marta Handrich, Instagram. Middle, Lady Fancy Nails, Instagram. Bottom right, THATSALEAF. Made with Canva.

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THE TREND

Red Stripe - Tastemaker Status

Stripes become even bolder in these carnival-inspired colors.


Stripes are a classic pattern that never go out of style, and are even more popular during the summer months thanks to the go-to sailor stripe. Swap out your navy stripes with red for even more of a fun, almost European-influenced, pop!

 

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Brixton Fiddler Stripe Baker Boy Cap

 

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Striped Tunic, $69.90, zara.com

 

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Pieces Striped Oversized Shirt, $56, asos.com

 

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Missguided Barbie Stripe Swimsuit, $40Missguided Barbie Striped Beach Towel, $29, asos.com


Image Sources: Top left, Pandora Sykes, manrepeller.com. Middle, Shay Mitchell for Quay X Shay Mitchell, shopmelvina.com. Bottom right, Anthropologie, instagram. Stripes, Unknown Source. Made with Canva.

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THE FIND

Rip Curl Swimsuit - Tastemaker Status

Hit the beach or the pool in this candy-colored striped one-piece.


Show your stripes in this swimsuit by Rip Curl. Though a one-piece swimsuit is one of the most classic basics, you’ll be sure to stand out with the bold geographic lines in eye-catching colors.

 

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Rip Curl Sun Stripe Swimsuit, $90, asos.com

 


Image Sources: Painting, Yago Hortal.

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THE READ

Avedon Something Personal - Tastemaker Status

This biopic gives a glimpse into the iconic photographer’s fabulous career in the fashion industry…and more.


Richard Avedon, whose first marriage and fashion career was the inspiration for the movie Funny Face (that’s right, Fred Astaire impersonates him), not only was a character in his own right, but also an incredible talent in the photography industry. Follow his story (complete with ups and downs) in this biography. At 720 pages, this read will keep you entertained all summer long.

 

 

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Avedon: Something Personal, amazon.com

 


Image Sources: Book cover, Alessandra Montalto, The New York Times. Audrey Hepburn, publicity image for Funny Face, attributed to Richard Avedon, fanpix.net. Paint splatter, Hermine on Walk.

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