11/07/2013

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Last weekend I visited the Marilyn Monroe exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, showcasing photographs and magazine covers of the blonde bombshell from 1947 to 1962, which aims to celebrate the transformation of the world's most iconic pin up superstar. I had been wanting to visit this for some time, being a fan of all things Marilyn I was excited to see some rarer and less well known images of her. It was a very small exhibition space, I was expecting there to be a little more to see, however, it is after all about quality and not quantity, which certainly was the case here. I would definitely urge any Marilyn fans to take a visit if they are in London, as it was a lovely intimate little exhibition displaying some different photographs than we're all used to seeing of the star, as well as being free entry which is always a bonus.

Check out this beautiful little video for Chanel no.5 - Chanel plus Marilyn, what a dream!


Have you been to the exhibition; what did you think?

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21 comments:

  1. She was so iconic, looks like an interesting exhibition!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment :)

    Lauren
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Lauren, yes, she was one in a million. You're welcome, thanks for visiting and following, I'm following you back now :) x

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    1. Hi Siska, thanks for visiting :) I just checked out your blog, it's great, I am following now! x

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  3. Your posts are always so interesting!
    I'd love to see this exhibition.

    PS. Love your outfit below! You have great style :)

    Ciara xo
    ciara-fay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Ciara, aww thanks hun, really appreciate your comment :) I look forward to your next post x

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  4. I love Marilyn Monroe.. Stunning !

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    1. Hey Novarinna, thanks for stopping by :) I've just had a look at your Chic Swank blog and your fashion design website, you are a very talented seamstress! x

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  5. Hi pretty!!!! :) No i haven't been to the exibition!!! but looks very interesting!! :) if you want check out my blog!!!We can follow each other..! :) what do you think?? just let me know on my blog!!! :) :)

    http://colorfulblast.blogspot.gr/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorfulblast/426217220765719?ref=hl

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    1. Hi Stephania, thanks for visiting :) I've just had a look at your blog, I love how you strive to dress well, without being wasteful, re-using old items from your wardrobe. I'm following you now, I would love it if you choose to follow back? Sorry I couldn't comment on your blog....some of the Greek was not translated by google, and I got confused! x

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  6. I'm now following you, too sweetie! :)

    http://fashionofad.blogspot.gr/

    xo xo
    Olie

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    1. Awww thanks so much Olie, very kind of you xo

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    1. Hi there, thank you for visiting :) She certainly was fabulous! x

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  8. The pictures are amazing. :)
    I love Marilyn Monroe.
    I'm following you, too. :)

    dearmisscoco.blogspot.de

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    1. Hi Laura, thanks so much for visiting, and for the follow, very sweet of you :) I look forward to seeing your next post x

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  9. I wish i knew about this exhibition when i visted london at the weekend, looks interesting! She looks amazing on all them pictures. I've followed your blog :) x

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  10. Hi Sarah, I've just been catching up with your blog....I think you managed to pack an awful lot into your London trip - can't do it all - I've tried! Thanks so much for visiting & following, I'm following back :) x

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  11. Oh Marilyn, she was such a goddess, i would love to go see this exhibition x

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey Heidi, thanks for stopping by :) Yes, a genuine style icon, irreplaceable. Just visited your lovely blog, following now! x

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