As you may have noticed from our previous posts, we have a “Hollywood Halloween” theme going on! Summer showed us how to dazzle as Audrey Hepburn, I had to overcome my goofiness to become the elegant Grace Kelly, and then we showed you the most charming little Charlie Chaplin in Rockwell. It’s only fair that we present this to you: my mini Marilyn.
When we decided on this iconic theme, we knew that London’s bright blonde curly hair and glowy skin were perfect for the legendary Marilyn Monroe, toddler edition. I must admit, when we put the final touches on this little Hollywood honey, it took my breath away to look at her. Talk about cuteness overload! Please forgive my gushing, but I am her mommy. (Ha! I’m a mom?! Sometimes this realization just blows my mind!)
Getting her ready, however, wasn’t the easiest task. Like most 17-month-olds, pinning this go-go gal down to tease her hair and paint her sweet baby face was more like chasing after a wild pony. She wasn’t really that interested in becoming a movie star. She was much more interested in polishing off a crazy big piece of beef jerky she found in someone’s bag of snacks. That’s my girl! But after some help from some professional baby wranglers (other parents) and a makeup artist, we turned my wild little animal into a beauty queen.
Here’s what we did! Follow along to create a mini Monroe of your own: