Lil' Blonde Darling: Dolly Parton! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lil' Blonde Darling: Dolly Parton!

Blonde Beauty Icon Dolly Parton

Dolly, Dolly, DOLLY!! Yes people, Country music superstar Dolly Parton is probably one of the most famous blondes in the world! She grew up a "Backwoods Barbie" in the smoky mountains of Tennessee, and first broke into the Nashville music scene in 1967 with a single, Dumb Blonde (although she had been working as a songwritter for a few years prior). She released a string of top ten singles, and two shot to Number 1 in 1974,  Jolene and I Will Always Love You (later covered by Whitney Houston for the 1992 film The Bodyguard, also a Number 1 $ingle). She also tried her hand at acting in hit films like 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias. She was the third most photographed person in the world during the 80's, behind only the Pope and Madonna (as Dolly said in her autobiography, not the Madonna usually associated with the Pope). Over the last 50 years, Dolly has had over 25 Number 1 singles and a record breaking 41 Top Ten Country albums!! She's known for her vast collection of blonde wigs (she even had her own wig line in the 90's), a penchant for pink and purple eye shadow, a LARGE bosom and her naughty sense of humor. She loves makeup, glamour and rhinestones....and even has her own theme park!! Who's donning a floor length sequin evening gown and coming to Dollywood with me....?

Bob Mackie?

"You`d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!" -Dolly Parton 


"If I see something saggin`, baggin` or dragin`, I`m gonna have it nipped, tucked or sucked." -Dolly Parton

Misty Lady!

"I modeled my look on the town tramp." -Dolly Parton

Not only a good bleach.....but a good song too! Uuuhhh, can we talk about that jumpsuit?

That Wig!?

"There`s a heart beneath the boobs and a brain beneath the wig." -Dolly Parton 


"I`m not like a real person. I love being artificial. I think there`s a little magic in the fact that I`m so totally real, but look so artificial at the same time." -Dolly Parton  

Obviously this was before lacefronts.

"I`m not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I`m not dumb. I also know I`m not blonde." -Dolly Parton

Blonde's have more fun!

Love her!

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” -Dolly Parton

Get into some fuckin' denim, people!
"It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen."

This makeup is telling a SERIOUS story! I love a pink crease!

Platinum blonde on blonde! 

The best little whore in Texas!

"I`m like a cartoon! I`ll look this way when I`m eighty. I can see it now, people will be rolling me around in a wheelchair and I`ll still have my big hair, nails, my high heels and my boobs stuck out!" -Dolly Parton

Shwerk it!

"I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker!" -Dolly Parton

One of my favorite movies in the world and my first exposure to Dolly! Watching this as a kid fueled my passion for naughty 1979/80 secretary looks, nude hosiery and taupe footwear!

Bling bling!

"I've never left a RHINEstone unturned" -Dolly Parton

The best Frederick's can buy!

"I like to buy clothes that are two sizes too small and then take them in a little." -Dolly Parton 


"I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out." -Dolly Parton
Dolly's outfit in this skit is a MUST have....pearlescent peplum and all!


  1. Love being blonde but she is just waaayyy too over the top

  2. Love Dolly, she looks trampy. But shes pure class!

  3. I love Dolly, she is so sassy. I want to take a trip out to Dollywood one day, I have a friend out in Tennessee... then Graceland!

  4. Love this post!!!! We gotta love Dolly!

    Hi there,

    What a nice blog!

    Please come and visit me too!

    I hope to see you soon.

  5. She is my absolute favourite blonde! I will definitely don a floor-length sequin gown and go to Dollywood with you- this summer? haha...

  6. Wow! Dolly Parton is also one of my favorite blondes. I love her Misty Look and the blonde wigs. She's also my aunt's favorite country music superstar. In fact, my aunt usually wears lace wigs and Motown tress wigs because she's so inspired by Dolly Parton's look. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, Darian!