The Millers spent a lot of that summer away in their Roxbury, CT home: hoping to obtain a sense of normalcy. Photographer Sam Shaw took many photos of Marilyn over the years a long with this series in a beautiful lace dress.
Carefree, Child-like playfulness and Charming as ever. Having the physical space to let your guard down, and hang MM in the closet for a while must have felt refreshing.
It’s heartbreaking to know that August, the same summer as these happy photos were taken she would suffer a miscarriage. Another hard blow for an already very fragile Marilyn. When you learn about the story of her life; it’s remarkable she made it to 36. She truly was a warrior, battling demons and mental health for most of her adult life.
My summer has been spent in Maine, fortunately working but with a lot of free time. It goes without saying nature is beautiful, and going to sleep at night without hearing neighbors party, and sirens blare outside my window is a plus, but I do miss my crazy city.
This weeks moment deemed necessary to capture a sense of space, and freedom. But we cannot forget another beautiful outfit, and I have my incredible mother to thank for this recreation!
It’s such a simple but classic design. I love a calf length dress and the lace overlay makes my souls smile!!! Mom: you are so clever. THANK YOU for helping me (again!)
ps. Did I drive numerous times around the golf course to find a quiet area to shoot? Absolutely! Did I almost get caught in a few golfers games … maybe!
At the end of the summer Monroe and Miller returned to New York. And in less than two weeks I’ll be making a pit stop home to my Manhattan zip code for a whirlwind, needed weekend.
As the summer wraps up, I hope everyone catches a bit more sunshine, and a moment to relax somewhere green!
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