Thursday, April 22, 2010

Want your bad romance...

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When I was 15 years old, I was introduced to the late great Marlon Brando. My drama teacher announced that the musical for that year was to be Guys and Dolls, and upon doing my research I went out and bought the DVD. I remember my reaction vividly, as if it was just yesterday...my heart began to race not only by his astonishing Roman God good looks, but he was a force of an actor...who was this man? And how did I not know he existed until now...sure I had seen The Godfather years prior but I didn't put the two together. It was during my discovery (or rediscovery, I should say) of Brando, when I knew I really wanted to be an actor. I studied his every move, watched every film, read every book (I have countless films and books in my collection that I usually turn to when I'm feeling a little uninspired). He was my everything, and up until I met Geo...I thought there was no other perfect man in the world than him. Too much? Well it was...my entire high school knew of my obsession. So why bring this up, do you ask? Sometimes, when I think about my chosen career path, I start to question why I do what I do. Why I put myself through the heartache of rejection, and love the rush of waiting for an answer...and then I see him, and I am reminded. He is the reason why I fell in love with acting and always will be the main reason. 

Now, put Brando and style in the same equation; and that's what I call a perfect score. While browsing Polyvore the other day, I came across a Dolce and Gabbana Brando tee! Of course, I wanted it, but for $135...it was a little too pricey for me. Still had loads of fun styling around it though, and here's what I came up with:

















Bad to the bone



Oh I could spend hours on Polyvore! Which one is your favorite? And if you aren't already...





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xoxo

21 comments:

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I still haven't tried Polyvore (shame on me!) but all of your collages look amazing! I love the rebel romantic look! :)

Beth said...

I love all of the jackets in each outfit! Where is each of them from?

I'd have to say I'd probably wear the last ensemble the most, but man, that lace blazer in the second one is lovely.

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Nubiasnonsense said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE to wear the easy rider outfit!!

Yvonne Renee said...

omg i love the last picture of marlon brando. and the first picture in outfit/accessories. esp the shoes!

Kristina Karenina said...

OMFG I've been in love with Brando since I could remember. Seriously even took a cliche artsy film class just to study his films.

But I am insanely in love with the Romantic rebel, hell actually, I can't quite pick! Love 'em!

the gorgeous said...

gorgeous tee!
those outfits are adorable, inspiring me :)

chichichic said...

i love old movie stars... they really don't make them like they used to... personally, i've got a monster crush on steve mcqueen.... oh yes!

xo

justyna

Lyss said...

what a great story! it sounds like you're into acting for all the right reasons - that's very respectable. i'm sure your passion will pay off soon!

burcu d. said...

he looks so good! love all combinations! thanks for sharing

Shop T.O. Live said...

You made some fantastic outfits around that shirt. But I'm still kind of speechless about the $135 price tag.

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Joellen said...

Agree, $135 is a bit steep. But I loved the first and third collages the best!

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Labyrinth said...

Love your post!!
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Jess said...

Oh he is such a babe <3 great outfits - loving the jackets :)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Ah Marlon! Such a dreamy guy!! I love, love your polyvore outfits!! Amazing selections! xoxoxoxox

esther said...

oooh i love! i think the first is my favorite. i like your brando story :).

lauren baluyo said...

Ah, yes!!! Polyvore is dangerously addicting. Was instantly hooked the moment I found it. Love your collages too by the way!


xxLauren

Couture said...

I love the Polyvore styling!

Becca. said...

love the easy rider look!

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Anniken said...

Theatre. Fashion. Film. Music. Art. Culture. Friends. Love. It's what I do best.

When I read this, I got scills! I love the most of it:)

Great collage btw.

Carly said...

You've picked some great outfits to style that tee, you should buy a basic tee-shirt and get a picture of Brando printed yourself. Much cheaper and you can pick your favourite photo of him.

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Heather said...

I adore the outfits you've created! You can't make me pick a favorite. Love 'em all! Haha. :)

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