hip'tique + Marilyn Monroe ~ A Tastemakers Event

Friday, June 8, 2012

Certain invitations simply cannot be turned down. Like the chance to celebrate our beloved Marilyn Monroe's would be 86th birthday and the release of her photos "the lost nudes" in Vanity Fair! One of my favorite places to shop, hip'tique in Santa Monica, hosted this fabulous event, and nothing could have kept me away (not even a 6 month pregnant, growing belly!)


Guests dined picnic style for this delectable tastemakers event, with cuisine by Meal and a Spiel, chocolates by Intentional Chocolate, and spirits from Dry Tour.

The gorgeously sexy photos, currently up for auction, were on display throughout hip'tique's generous wall space, and hung above some of this season's hottest dresses!
 

If you aren't aware of the history behind these rare photos, read here for more. But the short (and fascinating!) version is, Marilyn was shooting her last film, Something's Got to Give when she decided to strip (completely) naked for a pool scene. She knew the power these still images would bring, and soon landed several magazines, rocketing her star quota even more, and rivaling the likes of Liz Taylor at that time. But in the end, that film was her swan song. She was fired for being "difficult" right after she celebrated her 36th birthday on set. (2nd pic down) Two months later, she was gone forever. The reemergence of these breathtaking photographs reminds us (yet again) that Marilyn Monroe is the original American sex icon, and the greatest female star of all time. 


Although the story of her final days is always a melancholy one, a night in honor of her unmatched beauty and charisma, can bring all of us together in a way that begs for fancy frocks and celebration! (My fabulous silk number is a pregnant mama's dream, and can be worn during and after the bump! Check out HATCH Collection here.)
Christine Berardi of hip'tique wearing a dress by Cover Canyon. My dress c/o HATCH Collection. Get it here! 

The atmosphere was kept authentic and dreamy with a screening of two of Marilyn's beloved films...

And the company of fashionable tastemakers themselves, had me at hello.
Stephanie Kimes of One Nine Design, and photographer Steve Lake


Baubles by Jewelmint - Enter code LA111 for 1/2 off!

The party was simply a hit. And I'm so glad I was able to be a part of it. 

We love you, Marilyn. xx

8 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful fair. She's certainly worth celebrating. You look beautiful pregnant. Congrats!
    Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog

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  2. Looks like an amazing event, and you look spectacular in that dress!

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  3. What a great event and you look beautiful. Love your dress and thank you so much for sharing this great post....xoxoxox

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  4. love the dress!!!!

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  5. what an amazing color on you..not sure I have seen you wear that soft green before! Adore:)
    What a cool event..looks like a great mix of peeps and a fabulous boutique to set the scene.

    Hope you are feeling good. We have our maternity/family beach photos tonight...crossing fingers that my 2 1/2 year old cooperates...He had an ear infection Monday/Tuesday and was cooped up..so to say he has a little saved up energy is a gross understatement, hahaha.
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  6. Thank you so much for the wonderful post on our event. We are beyond thrilled that you could be part of it. You look GORGEOUS!! Definitely rock'n the baby bump.

    christine
    xoxox

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  7. didn't get a chance to say hello at the event, but i definitely noticed you and your beautiful bump!

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  8. Hi Tanya!
    I remember you..you were one of the first blogs I followed when I started blogging! I'm so glad you stopped by. You look fabulous expecting!! Can't wait to catch up...Hope to see you again soon :)
    xo
    Sharon

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