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On screen, stage, or page, legendary beauties can be a bit intimidating. It’s easy to see icons like Marilyn Monroe or Katherine Hepburn as examples of unattainable beauty, which is why it can be encouraging when they say things that are useful, relatable, and funny. Some of these quotes may brighten your day, others may give you a new mantra. Click the notes to see what the fashion vanguard have to say about beauty. Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? You could go as a sexy cat woman for the fourth year in a row, or you could try something a little more sophisticated and go as your favorite female celebrity. Whether you’re inspired by the sultry beauty of Marilyn Monroe or want to pay tribute to your favorite presidential candidate, getting the hairstyle right is key. Click the style notes for steps to creating the signature looks of five inspirational women, and take your halloween look up a notch. –– Laura Martin

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Marilyn Monroe is an icon of beauty. From her perfect platinum bob to her red lips she was rarely seen out of her femme fatale character. Marilyn did, however, have a softer side, which was explored by the beauty team at Max Mara’s Fall ’15 show. The hair and beauty was inspired by a famous portrait of Marilyn at the beach, taken by George Barris in 1962. Wrapped in cozy knit, Marilyn looks fragile, feminine, vulnerable. As you can tell from the above photos, the faux-bobs created for the Max Mara show are a great ode to the star and an even better look for summer. To try this look on, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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