Dark Decadence.

14 Oct

I have loved fashion since I was born. (I think) My parents embraced this, if not encouraged it. My mom started buying me Vogue and Harpers Bazaar and I had subscriptions to Sassy and Seventeen when I was in grade school. My Dad put up 2 huge gypsum boards on either side of my bedroom so I could display all my magazine findings in appropriate fashion. Thanks Mom and Dad, I love you.

I tore this picture of Marilyn Monroe out of my father’s NEWSWEEK back in September of 1993. (I know this because it is date stamped on the back) I was 14. I took it with me to college, to NYC and then to California. It was always displayed in a place where I could see it.

Now, married and living in Hermosa Beach, Marilyn has been on our vision board amongst to die for shoes, dresses, places we want to visit and all of our number bibs from various runs and races we have finished. When I launched this blog, I knew I would bring her to the virtual world as well.  

The look on her face is haunting. Much like Halloween, the state of our economy and the weather in California today. I was inspired in an earthy, dark, dramatic, intense sort of way.


Luella says…Sometimes You Don’t Need to Say Anything

The End.

(PS. Please check out the blogs in which I found these stunning photographs.)

 ◊ MemoryBook, An Abundance of, Blue Sky Butterfly, SFGirlbyBay, Vifardent, Saipua, BienenKiste, Solid Frog, Field and Sea, Studio Choo


4 Responses to “Dark Decadence.”

  1. Trinda October 14, 2010 at 11:28 PM #

    I’ve never really thought much about Marilyn Monroe but I LOVE that picture of her. Something about the look on her face, just makes you wonder… Thanks for sharing! Love the blog!!!

    • Luella says October 15, 2010 at 9:29 AM #

      Thanks Trinda!! I still can’t believe I have had that photo for 17 years. Unbelievable how quickly time flies. Hugs to you, xo

  2. Ralph Willison October 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM #

    Great post. Really love the pics…not nearly as much as I love you, though. Great work.

    • Luella says October 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM #

      Thanks Mr. Luella. See you forever xo

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