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    • LauraJ says

      I’ve got a biography on her that I’m currently reading and it’s really fascinating how much she did and what she went through. I’m at a part at the minute where it speaks of her dancing in nightclubs and walk back home in Piccadilly, London at 3am.

  1. whatismaria says

    Fascinating post! Honestly I haven’t done that much reading on neither Audrey and Marilyn to understand them in depth, but I think it’s a shame that there is a ‘culture war’ between them, because neither one is better, they are both so unique and have traits we can all learn from. I think in recent years, I have managed to find a consistent style to which most of my clothes adhere, but I did this out of my own choice (to make shopping easier, alongside many other reason haha) and never hold myself back from venturing into something new or different. As you said, we should never be afraid to explore our identities, dress and act depending on our moods and the situation we are in! Thank you for sharing xox

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!!
      It’s something that I have noticed online and even when people talk about them. But I think it happens today. And you can wear one outfit that someone disapproves of, and suddenly you will be labelled.
      That’s the thing as well. Its about doing what feels good for you and not worrying about other perception.
      Thank you for reading girl. xxx

  2. hell0chloe says

    Oh my goodness I LOVE this! I love it when you talk about Marilyn and Audrey because I am so incredibly fond and inspired by them both – I think I’ve mentioned this before but my room is pretty much an Audrey shrine, she is everywhere! I completely agree with this post, and personally I think I am more of an Audrey, just because I feel as though my mannerisms and way of expression / thinking etc. are more like her, however, I’m forever reading up on Marilyn – she is one of the most complex and in-depth people I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about and discovering, and it’s such a great shame that people only ever saw her really as a sex symbol, because she was so, so much more than that. Such an intelligent woman. This is a great post as always xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I’ve always remembered that you love Audrey! When I first starting talking about Old Hollywood, I was worried who would actually be interested. But it’s great that so many people from my generation are as fascinated as I am.
      One of my favourite possessions is my Audrey canvas.
      In some ways I relate to her character Holly – the feeling of being lost and running to what she thinks will make her happy.
      But the more I research Marilyn, the more I relate to her as well. Especially the poetry she writes. I can be quite up and down at times. Like one minute confident and the next insecure, and Monroe projects that image. I love in-depth mysterious people. xxx

  3. Deborah Hunter Kells says

    I am a devoted Audrey fan – I think it was Audre (because of the anglaising?) and also looked up “much” on her as there seemed to be around in my small corner. I was attracted to what she stood for herself. Yet we are all human and I saw that perhaps in her relationships. Marilyn I think I was drawn to because of her unhappiness – the fact that she wasn’t in a glass bubble or mask as was shown by “media”. I haven’t thought about both together more than that. 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      I quite like how different they both are. The more I find out about Marilyn, the more drawn I am to her. Probably because of her vulnerability and as you said, the fact that she wasn’t in a bubble. Thank you Deborah for taking the time to read and comment. 🙂

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