Style Crush: Elizabeth Taylor.

May 7, 2011

liz 1 As everyone knows, the very beautiful and talented Hollywood icon Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor passed away in March. I had been planning a style crush post about her and some ladies from the Golden Age of Hollywood for a while. I feel a little bad that when I finally got around to doing so, its after her death. I was tempted to post this the day after she passed but I just felt that the internet was flooded with posts about her so it was best to wait.
Many newspapers and the media in general are saying we "lost" a lot when Elizabeth passed, its hard to associate "loss" with Elizabeth because we gained so much from her. Not only was she a fashion icon for women for decades, but she was a talented actress and did a lot of HIV/AIDS humanitarian work.
I am a huge fan of old Hollywood so its probably no surprise that Elizabeth Taylor is one of the many ladies who inspire me. Like Audrey Hepburn and Jean Harlow, Elizabeth had "it". Sure, she had eight marriages to seven different men, two of which began as affairs.. but the press and the public remained fascinated by her and will for many years to come.


Elizabeth Taylor's style was always consistent and always classy. Never spotted in casual clothes, such as jeans and a t-shirt while making a run to a nearby coffee shop. Okay, you would probably never see Elizabeth hanging out at a place like that - but every time she stepped outside she was fully groomed - make-up, hair and fancy clothes. She was a huge lover of costume jewelery (something I share a love of) and her book, My Love Affair with Jewelry, is full of photographs of her wonderful collection which has been valued at $150 million! Of course I could never afford the jewels that she wore, but browsing all of the images and picturing Elizabeth wearing the jewels is enough to put a smile on anyones face. Most female Hollywood icons were either delicate and feminine like Audrey or sexy and glamorous like Marilyn, Elizabeth is one of the few ladies who could pull off both at the same time.


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I am sure people, not just women, will continue to be inspired by Elizabeth for many decades to come. She was an amazing actress, had wonderful style and she was just a really good hearted lady under all of the fancy clothes and jewels. Rest in peace Elizabeth ♥ I'll end this post with my four all-time favorite pictures of Elizabeth. Enjoy!

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Who are your favorite ladies from "old Hollywood"?

xoxo

21 comments:

  1. hi, i discovered your blog today and i must say it's pretty awesome (i even went way back to your first post) anyways keep up the good work!!!

    (btw i refered to you in my latest post)

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  2. She was so pretty and had great style, I love all these pictures, you've put them together so nicely :) xxx

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  3. I love Elizabeth Taylor (: so sad when she died. Although my all-time favourite has to be Audrey Hepburn... Pure elegance. xx

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  4. Wonderful post! I love her, especially her earlier films when she was so sweet. Such a beautiful woman.

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  5. Great choice! She was such a striking woman, I love the photos you chose!

    Becca x

    honestlybec.blogspot.com

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  6. This is a really beautiful post, really thoughtful and well done. I agree, she was a true style icon and a classy lady for sure. No doubt she will be missed by all!

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  7. Fabulous post, she is definitely inspiring and always will be. Marilyn, Audrey and Liz are my faves! Classy ladies.
    xox

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  8. She is definitely such an inspiration, she is gorgeous and always looked perfect! I love costume jewellery too, wish I could afford hers!
    xoxo

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  9. My fav old Hollywood gal will always be Katherine Hepburn - she knew how to dress casually but look amazing all the time.

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  10. So true that too many people focus on the loss aspect of death rather than all the wonderful things that person accomplished/gave in their life time. She was a gorgeous lady with wonderful style!

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  11. Great post! I just gave you the Lovely Blog Award. Feel free to check it out:)
    Love Änglamark.

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  12. I am so with you on this one! Elisabeth is one of the greatest women of this century! She has given so much with her movies, with her engagement and yes, also with her style. I love her style especially during those times you have depicted here, but even in older age, she looked so preppy and stylish. I hope to be that fashionable when I grow older as well!

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  13. she is such an amazing woman. <3
    i love her style.

    btw, i gave you a stylish blogger award.
    i hope you check it out. :D
    xo, neekka

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  14. Elizabeth was amazing, what a lovely collection of pics. She and Marilyn (probably a bit predictable there!) are my faves from days gone by x

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  15. Lovely post!
    thankyou for the comment :)

    ellie oxoxox
    http://obsessedwithfashionx.blogspot.com/

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  16. God, she was so foxy haha. I love her look from her earlier years, when she first started out.. the glitzy tropical glam kaftans from the 70s don't really float my boat!I'm fascinated with old hollywood stars, the women always looked so good and the men are totally swoon worthy haha xx

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  17. She was so beautiful and always incredibly glamorous.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  18. What a great homage to Liz! I absolutely love the last pic in your "4 favorite pictures"...she is/was amazing!

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  19. Her dark hair is so captivating. She was such a young beauty. Every time I see old movies of her, I feel SO envious.



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