This past weekend, the beautiful Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 86th birthday. It seems only fitting that we pay homage to the original diva herself. This bombshell has shown us that true beauty never dies; her enduring signature blonde curls and red lipstick have made it through decades of crazy trends. Tons of celebrities from Nicki Minaj to Lindsay Lohan have paid tribute not only to her simplistic and iconic makeup choices, but also to her exquisite taste in fashion. We are all familiar with the infamous white dress and cannot forget the impact on fashion that the jewel-toned dresses with plunging necklines that Monroe often wore made. Her unique style has been the inspiration to countless designers, artists, makeup lines, and movie makers.
What stands out the most about her, however, are the pearls of wisdom she was shared during her short life. Ms. Monroe taught us that it’s okay to be sexy and that the prettiest thing a girl can wear is her confidence. She taught us how to be a woman in a man’s world and told us to stop at nothing to achieve our dreams.
Have some time to kill? Check out Time Magazine’s photo gallery documenting Marilyn’s life in the limelight.