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.
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!
Who are your favorite ladies from "old Hollywood"?