Thursday, 19 April 2018

Franklinmint Marilyn Monroe Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE MARILYN
YOU WILL LOVE THIS COLLECTION
IT COVERS TWO DECADES 1990 TO 2010
 
There is a lot of Marilyn Monroe web pages out there
but there is no photos of the Actual Franklin Dolls
All descripitions have been taken from the images
 not all the images are the ones franklin used
I use google to match the fabrics as I do not own  the dolls
I looked for something different and picked up on her cheeky personality
The clearest and the best photos are the black and white's
I chose colour if available
 
 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait Doll  1990
Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend
 
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelian with her seductive blue eyes and tantalizing smile
Every exotic detail is maticulously hand painted to impact her glossy red lips highlighting
her creamy white completion and styled platium blonde hair
She wears her famous strapless pink satin gown with slit up the back
decorated with a giant black linned mauve/pink shimmering satin bow
her out fit is completed with hand painted rose pink long gloves
black stilettos shoes and dripping with faux diamonds
She Stands 19" Tall
Doll reader Nov 1990

 






 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait
Seven Year Itch 1992


Marilyn in one of her most unforgettable scenes ever as she stands over that grate
with her upswept skirt
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain with a softer younger face
 she is meticulously hand painted to capture her  delightful surprise as her dress blows up
she has beautiful blue eyes her trade mark beauty spot with a wide open smile and glossy red lips
She wears a white satin dress with full circle pleated skirt edged with satin bias
with a halter neck style bodice gathered and tied with white ribbons
she wears white satin lace trimmed bloomers underneath
she is finished with white high heals and gold edged pearl centred earrings
She Stands 16" Tall






The one and only Marilyn  Porcelain Portrait 1993
known as sweater girl

behind the scenes on set of river of no return
Marilyn Monroe, publicity photo for Hometown Story, 1951
 

She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain with  blue eyes
she is meticulously hand painted with a sultry look and ruby red lips
her platinum blonde hair is meticulously styled
she wears knitted  pink cashmere sweater with a cowl neck line decorated with
80 hand sewn faux pearls with a simple classic form fitting grey wool skirt
she is finished with pink painted on high heels
with pearl studded earrings with gold ring pendants
she is hall marked 1993 on her back
and Appears in holiday catalogue 1997
She Stands 19" Tall
This doll was not released as a 16"vinyl portrait















Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 1994
Gentleman Prefer Blondes

She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain with her sapphire blue eyes and delicate smile
she is meticulously hand painted highlighting her glossy red lips
with creamy white completion and short curly platinum blonde hair
She is dressed in a dazzling fire and ice evening gown with high split
made of a bright red shiny knitted cotton lined with red organza, adorned with red sequins and rhinestones
decorated at the hip with a faux diamond pin accented with ruby red rhinestones
her out fit is completed with ruby red painted on shoes
two faux diamond bracelets a faux diamond  necklace with ruby droplets with earrings to match
she is crown with bright red and white marabou feathers
She Stands 19" Tall
doll reader Aug 1994


 






 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 1995
Gentleman Prefer Blondes
Glittering Glamorous
 
 



 
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured with out stretched hands
blue eyes with sultry puckering lips
she wears a one of a kind  sensual sheath custom pleated metallic gold lame halter neck gown
designed for her leading role in Gentleman Prefer Blondes but never worn in the film
her out stretched hands reveals a dazzling rhinestone ring that shines like diamonds
with gold ball drop earrings adorned with rhinestones
She Stands 19" Tall
Doll Reader Aug 1995
She Appears in all 1995 catalogues

 


 
 

 

 

 
 Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 1996
Some Like it Hot


 
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured to appear as if she is singing
while playing her Ukulele she has a soft fair complexion with pale blue eyes with bright red lips
She wears a simple black satin charmuse long sleeve dress decorated down the front with a plated satin braid
and beautiful country style black satin tassels
she is simply finished with painted on glossy black pumps and a single strand of pearls knotted
she wears a pair of pantyhose with two  black lace garters with one holding a small flask of booze
She Stands 19" Tall

She Appears spring catalogue1997
  





 
 
This image is the vinyl doll
The porcelain dose come with the flask AND GARTERS

 



Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 1996
 
      River of No Return




She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured with her head tilted to one side
she has long blonde hair tied in a bun to the rear with short curls surround her face
she is meticulously hand painted with pale blue eyes and bright red lips
She is dressed in a metallic gold knitted  lame gown
with a double folded floor length metallic gold Tissue Lame sash style bustle to the rear of her dress
The red trim decorating her gown i have never seen before i can only guess
She is trimmed with bright red Tassel Braid edged with Metallic Braided Ribbon
 with a thin red  sequin shoulder strap to one side with a Metallic Tissue Lame rosettes
on the other her skirt has a high split trimmed with Metallic red netted tulle trimmed with
Metallic gold ribbon underneath she wears gold satin shorts over black fishnet stockings
she wears red slip on shoes and is finished with a Swarovski crystal bracelet
and a gold chain around her neck
She Stands 19"Tall
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 

 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 1997
                                                 EVE

In Marilyn First Appearance she was so young and on the verge of stardom
Then came all about eve Crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured
and hand painted with an alabaster complexion a delicate smile big blue eyes
and bright red lips
she wears a white satin  jacquard gown with style pencil Skirt
her bodice is slightly gathered all around and trimmed with a white satin cord
she is decorated with a bouquet of silk roses at her waist and her skirt is
overlayed with fine white tulle
she is finished with a full length fake fur coat
her elbow length gloves and shoes are  sculptured white porcelain
she carries a white satin purse and is completed with crystal drop earrings
She Stands 19" Tall
She Appears holiday 1997 and Christmas 2003
doll reader July 2000


No vinyl portrait doll was released
 
 
 
 
 
DOLL READER JULY 2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 1997
The Ultimate Marilyn


From The Film There's no business like show business
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain portraying Vicky the show girl
She wears a smile that lights up a room with large blue eyes and short curly
platinum blonde hair
she wears a extraordinary creation of a lined Champagne Satin full length gown
overlayed with fine mesh adorned with hand applied tiny glass beads
and sparkling silver sequined appliques
she is decorated at the waist with metallic silver  foil
embellishments
and sequins over white synthetic hair
She is completed with a stunning  head piece of silver metallic foil strung together
with crystal beads and sequins over white synthetic hair and decorated with silver tinsel
She wears an elaborate set of silver earrings to match

and is finished with  silver leather strap sandals
She Stands 21" Tall
She is hallmarked on her left leg
Doll reader July 1997


 
 






 

 
 
 
 

 
 
           Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait Doll  1998
    Dazzling Tribute Doll
From Finale scene in  The Film There's no business like show business

 

There's no business like show business
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain with a smile that would like up a room
 with short  platinum hair and crimson lips
she wears a spectacular costume which featured in the films show stopping finale
made from baby blue charmuse overlayed with sparkling glitter tulle
her bodice is adorned with hand sewn Austrian crystals
her dress is hemmed with highly gathered blue glitter tulle which encircles
the bottom and sides of her dress
she is finished with hand painted blue /grey shoes double drop Austrian crystals earrings
with matching rhinestone bracelet
She Stands 19.5" Tall
 


 


 





holiday 1998
 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait Doll  1998
Bus Stop
 
 She stepped onto the bus and took our hearts for a ride
she is wearing a stunning Las Vagas style showgirl costume
She is hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured
meticulously hand painted with  a sultry look ruby red lips and short curly blonde hair
she wears turquoise green satin cabaret corset chris crossed with black sequins
her shoulder straps , bodice and hips are trimmed with metallic gold sequins
with a gold fringe her bodice is finished  with black mesh gold gathered tulle
she is completed with sculptured black painted gloves
black fishnet stocking gold open toe slip on pumps
and she carries a long turquoise green taffeta stole
She Stands 19" Tall
holiday 1998 catalogue




 



 Marilyn Monroe Porcelian Portrait Doll 2001
Love Marilyn
Also know as ballerina
 
 
we all knew of Marilyn through movies televison and magazines
but we never knew the women behind the scenes
so one magazine sent their best photographer to capture a star
with over 50 sittings we finally saw the extraordinary depth and vulnerability
This doll is an extraordinary representation of this image
Crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured
and hand painted with an alabaster complexion a delicate smile big blue eyes
and bright red lips She wears a  knee length white taffeta off the shoulder gown
Accented by a tiered netted slip gathered at the knees
she has no accessories no shoes just bare feet
she sits in a elegant plush white satin seat with silver legs
Seated She is only 12" Tall
Advertised Aug 2001 magazine unknown
Spring  and Holiday 2001 catalogue
  and graces the cover Fall 2003
 
 
 







 


 

Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait Doll 2002
Forever Marilyn
 
 



Inspired by the spellbinding photograph taken in 1957
She is Crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured to radiate her warmth
She is hand painted with an alabaster complexion a delicate smile big blue eyes
 She wears a  knee length bright red chiffon halter neck dress with pleated shirt
lined with red chiffon She lays on the ground with her begs bent up
revealing her high gloss bright red  sculptured shoes with replicated black
leather soles she also wears red satin laced nickers underneath
the doll lays on a hand crafted wooden base velvet lined
she wears no jewelry
She is 16" long
 



 




Marilyn Monroe Porcelian Portrait Doll 2003
Unforgettable Marilyn


This image of Marilyn Monroe was Photographed by Milton H. Greene 1955
At Milton’s New York studio at 480 Lexington,which he shared with Marty Baumen
This collection (referred to as “Monroe & Baumen”),
 Marilyn sat on a stool in a black skirt and green vest.
Some paper cut-out flowers sprinkle the back wall, creating a simple backdrop.
This was one of four images that the Franklin Mint used to create
This is a magnificent  Three dimensional portrait of Baumen sitting
Limited Edition porcelain Marilyn Monroe doll
Crafted of fine bisque porcelian gracefully sculptered with a pose both serious and sensual
She is hand painted with an light complexion with only a hint of a smile and  big blue eyes
She wears a very low cut hunter green dopioni silk vest With the back in yellow gold
decorated with little muticoloured fan prints ,foldered layers of off white
chiffon across the chest and fabric buttons down the front
She is finished with a knee lenght black pencil skirt and painted on black pumps
she sits in a beautiful hand crafted  wooden stool with turned legs stained mahogany
Seated She is only aprox 14" Tall x 6 1/2 long x 4" wide
Summer 2003 catalogue
 

 

 





 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelian Portrait 2003
ALWAYS

Inspired by EAU COLONE No 5 Chanel  Advertisement 1952
When Life Takes You to Fabulous Places, You Should Always Bring Back a Bottle of Perfume
She is Crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured every bit the mirror
image to the real Marilyn meticulously hand painted with slightly closed blue eyes
a gorgeous sensual smile with deep red lips
She wears a Iridescent silk blend fine gold Satin Lame low cut full length gown with
gold shoestring shoulder straps
 she is completed with sculptured hand painted gold shoes
she comes with a hand crafted bottle identical to the bottle Marilyn owned
She Stands 18" Tall
Fall catalogue 2003









Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 2004
Irresistible Marilyn



 
Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Photo shot by Frank Powolny in 1953
This doll is based on this famous photo which captures all the magic of Marilyn behind the camera
She is Crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured meticulously hand painted
with a beautiful soft complexion bright blue eyes
She wears a black velvet low cut evening gown with high split to one side
The shoulder straps and neckline are decorated with  hand sewn crystal beads and pearls
to the waist with the chest finished with sheer black chiffon and trimmed with faux diamonds
She leaning against a porcelain hand painted mantelpiece, in a very natural pose that requires no stand
She is completed with sculptured black painted sandals and diamond drop earrings
Franklin mint used there own interpretation with the mantle shown below with the two stills
She Stands 16" Tall


 
 
Mantel is 11"Tall
 
Marilyn Monroe Porcelain Portrait 2010
Eternally
 

Marilyn Monroe by Richard Avedon 1957
She  is Crafted of fine bisque porcelain gracefully sculptured
Standing in a classically dramatic pose
She is meticulously hand painted with a beautiful soft complexion bright blue eyes
She wears a Glitter silver Black lurex knit full length  halter neck sheath gown 
hand sewn with over 800 black faceted stones with a skirt that
gathers and fishtails at the knee
Her out fit is finished with a black fur trimmed organza oversized scarf
She is completed with diamond droplet earrings and painted sculptured gloss black pumps
She Stands 19" Tall
She is the first doll sold online direct from  Franklin Mint

 
 
        catalogues are no longer printed
 



There were more vinyl portraits made than there was porcelain
so I have found images that may have been used
I have not been able to provide all the advertisements for the dolls
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll  1999
Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend
 


She is hand crafted in vinyl with a softer face resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly blonde hair
She wears her famous strapless pink satin gown with slit up the back also
decorated with a giant pink satin bow lined with black satin
she is completed with stretch satin pink gloves and black stilettos
A three tiered necklace dripping with faux diamonds with two matching bracelets and earrings
She Stands 15" Tall
Collectors Choice Catalogue Summer 1999

 
 

In 2000 The Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend Out Fit
Was Available as the Pink Ensemble only




 Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2000

Seven Year Itch
She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly blonde hair
She wears a white shimmering satin dress also tied with white satin ribbon
finished with white high heals and gold edged pearl centred earrings
She Stands 15"  Tall
collectors choice 2000 catalogue
her dress is also available as an ensemble only









 

Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2000
Gentleman Prefer Blondes
She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger marilyn
with curly blonde hair
her dress woven red glitterTulle Fabric accented with metalic silver
she also wears a faux diamond pin centered with ruby rhine stone
she is crown with bright red and white marabou feathers
and wears bright red slip on pumps
and finished with faux diamond  necklace with ruby droplets with earrings to match
She Stands 15" Tall
collectors choice 2000 catalogue



 


 
 
In 2000 The Gentleman Prefer Blondes out fit was available as an ensemble only

Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 1999
Some Like it Hot
She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with beautifully styled  blonde hair
She wears a simple black satin charmeuse long sleeve dress decorated down the front with a plated satin braid
and beautiful country style black satin tassels
she is simply finished with painted on glossy black pumps and a single strand of pearls knotted
she wears a pair of fine fish net pantyhose with two  black lace garters with one holding a small flask of booze
and a wooden Ukulele
She Stands 15" Tall











In 2000 The Some Like it Hot out fit was available as an ensemble only



Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2000
Millennium


She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly platinum blonde hair
She wears a rhinestone mesh full length gown with high split to one side
her gown is lined with white satin and edged with pastel coloured sequins
her bust line is finished with gold metallic lace mesh edged with Shiny gold satin ribbon
at the top of her split she has a gold mesh rosette decorated with sequins
her outfit is completed with a white fur Stoll lined with shiny gold satin
and gold coloured sandals




 
 
 


 
collectors choice and holiday catalogue 2000
 
out fit was not available as an ensemble only


 

Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2000
Happy Birthday Mr President

She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger marilyn
with straight short curled platium blonde hair
She wears a exact replica of Marilyn's Silk form fitting full lenght gown
of nude Silk Crepe De Chine overlayed with Nude Rhinestone Beaded Tulle
She is completed with Austrian crystal drop earings and silver high heel sandals
She comes with a Touch button microphone that  plays the Original Remastered recording
the button as at the base of the microphone
She Stands 18" Tall while standing on the display
Appears on the cover spring 2000 catalogue

In 2000 Happy Birthday Mr President out fit was available as an ensemble only

 
 



 



 

 

Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2002
Entertaining the Troops Korea 1954



She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
She wears a Purple metallic shiny knitted lame dress with pencil thin shoulder straps
over a black under dress she is simply finished with a double row pearl bracelet
with gold hoop earings and gold strap high heel sandals
She comes with a simple microphone and stand
She Stands 16"Tall
She first Appears in spring 2002 catalogue




 



 


In 2002 The purple u s o out fit was available as an ensemble only


Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2004
To Gold Lame
also known as porcelain glittering glamorous
She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with beautifully styled  blonde hair
she wears a gown slightly differs of Crinkle Lame Knit Metallic Gold/Black
She Stands 15" Tall
 
 
 




 
In 2004 The Gold Lame out fit was available as an ensemble only
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2005?
Gentleman Prefer Blondes wearing glittering Coral Gown
She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with straight short curled  blonde hair
She wears a gorgeous pink satin lined coral crepe gown
which is tightly gathered and wraps around her body her dress is decorated with
at the knees gathered floor length frill she has a highly decorated bodice
and shoe string shoulder decorated with pink beads and sequins she wears white pumps
and is finished with a floor length scarf trimmed with pink beads and sequins
she is completed with long diamond earrings a matching bracelet and carries a coral purse
She Stands 16"Tall
 


 

 
 
In 2004 Premier out fit was available as an ensemble only
 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2006?
Starlet Debut
Marilyn at the Henrietta Awards, February 8, 1952
She Won the best young personality awards
wearing The Red Velvet Dress Designed by Oleg Cassini
She is hand crafted in vinyl with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
She wears a gorgeous floor length off the shoulder gathered wrap around red velvet dress
her bodice is laced with velvet chenille tape  with one shoulder strap draped with loops
her gown is gathered and fish tail from the knees to floor with
her hem edged with velvet chenille tape
she is finished with gold diamond bracelet and large diamond studded droplet earrings
and  gold high heel sandals
She Stands 16"Tall
2008 holiday merchandise catalogue
 





 

 


Merchandise 2008
 
In 2006  The Starlet Debut out fit  was available as an ensemble only
 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2006?
Walk of fame
She wears a detailed replica of the white dress she wore when she left her hand prints,
foot prints and autograph in the cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in June of 1953
The dress is a form fitting white cotton small leaf eyelet broderie anglaise halter neck
that buttons down the back the dress is trimmed with a matching belt
decorated with a dramatic bright red satin sash
she is finished with white high heel shoes beautiful Austrian tear drop earrings
and carries a woven wicker koret handbag
She Stands 16"Tall
merchandise catalogue spring 2008
 


 



 
 
out fit was not  available as an ensemble only
 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2006?
Movie Debut
She is hand crafted in vinyl and is fully pose able
with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
She wears a stunning white crepe de chine figure hugging floor length gown overlayed with floral lace
and adorned with snow white sequins and hand sewn pearls Her dress is decorated with a white satin
floor length layered sash She is finished with white satin elbow length gloves
white high heel sandals and three tier diamond earrings
She Stands 16"Tall
merchandise catalogue holiday 2008
 





 
out fit was not  available as an ensemble only
 
 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll
Awards Night
She wears a gown which is a recreation of the gown that stole the show
at biggest Academy Awards show 1951
She is hand crafted in vinyl and is fully pose able
with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
She wear Elegant black satin gown overlayed with fine black tulle
Her tulle skirt is gathered at the waist and flows out to the floor
 and is decorated with hand sewn black sequins
her bodice is decorated with black tulle and is layered and wraps around her shoulders
She is completed with black high heel sandals a set of diamond earrings with a pearl droplet
and diamond bracelet and she carries a black matching purse
She Stands 16"Tall
merchandise catalogue holiday 2008
 

Awards night taken from video
 
 





 

 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll
Night Before Christmas
She is hand crafted in vinyl and is fully poseable
with same face sculpt resembling a much younger marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
She wears a very simple designed  bright red silk halter neck full lenght gown
only decorated by a hand embroidered silver reindeer on her bodice
she is completed with bright red shoes decorated with red marabou feathers
and sparkling crystals and gold earring centered with a genuine red ruby
She Stands 16"Tall
merchandise catalogue holiday 2008





 Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2009
Cover Queen
She is hand crafted in vinyl and is fully pose able
with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
She wears a full length strapless white satin cocktail gown
which is gathered and layered around her shoulders and decorated with a diamond studded brooch
her sleeves ,bodice and hips are also gathered at the seam to give a tiered wrapped appearance 
with her skirt narrowing at the ankles
she is finished with a diamond bracelet and diamond stud earrings with white sandals
She Stands 16"Tall
merchandise catalogue spring 2009


 

 




merchandise catalogue 2009
 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2010
7 year itch Tiger Ensemble
She is hand crafted in vinyl and is fully pose able
with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with short bob style blonde hair  curled at the fringe
She wears a figure hugging off the shoulder golden yellow satin gown with black tiger print
the black print appears to be overlayed with black glitter tulle
the gown is highlighted with a high split to one side and decorated with a floor length
Layered Rosette of black tulle and finished with Shiny Sparkle full length black gloves
and black high heel sandals
She is completed with Antique gold drop earrings
She Stands 16"Tall
 
 





 
Marilyn Monroe vinyl Portrait doll 2011
Don't Bother to Knock
"Don't Bother to Knock" was one of Marilyn Monroe's most memorable films
 and one of her most memorable film premieres in1952
 Marilyn Monroe wore a spectacular red taffeta gown accented with sheer black lace and instantly
 became the world's valentine She is hand crafted in vinyl and is fully pose able
with same face sculpt resembling a much younger Marilyn
with curly  blonde hair
she is wears bright red taffeta off the shoulder gown overlayed
with black floral embroidered tulle edged with back lace
her  Bubble Skirt flairs out from the thighs has a splits to one side
She is finished with Shiny Sparkle full length black gloves
diamond hooped earrings a matching bracelet  and black high heel sandals
She Stands 16"Tall





 
 
ENSEMBLES COLLECTION TOTAL OF 9
 
FIRST THREE RELEASED IN 1999 /2000
 
The Pink evening gown Ensemble # 836
 
 
 
 
 
 
seven year itch Ensemble
some like it hot the black dress ensemble # 584
 
 
 
 
next three released 2002/03
 
 
 gentlemen prefer blondes red evening gown ensemble
 
 
 
 
gold lame ensemble
 

 
 
 
 


 
happy birthday Mr president ensemble 
 
 


 
 The last THREE ensembles
 
 
 
 
 
The purple U.S.O ensemble 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
gentlemen prefer blondes coral



 
 
 Starlet ensemble