Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Les Femmes En Blanc

"This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about."
— Marilyn Monroe

  Today Marilyn Monroe would have turned 85 years old. Known for never taking a bad picture she was always "on". I love how this image particularly captures the very the essence of what made her so alluring, her vulnerability. If her legacy leaves nothing else its the reminder that when lending self to the world for whatever reason women must remember to always keep something for themselves for the sake of their sanity.  And if you didn't know by now, a retro white two piece swimsuit is just as necessary as the LBB. (Little Black Bathing Suit)