She’ll be remembered as one of the most beautiful women in the world, a style icon, humanitarian, and so much more. Elizabeth Taylor lived her life with no apologies, she really lived. From her signature red lips to the draped bust line of her cocktail dresses, her glamor is the stuff the rest of us only dream of. To her dying day, Elizabeth had the world on a string, keeping true to that even after her death – this is a woman who arranged to arrive fashionably late to her own funeral. It’s with a heavy heart that I send off this week’s ‘I Want to Feel Like,’ but who wouldn’t want to feel like the actress, the legend, the woman. Feeling like Elizabeth constitutes a certain air, and a little Lancome Red Haute lipstick sets the perfect tone for her glamorous persona. I have to believe she’d have reveled in these Erickson Beamon crystal chandelier earrings if they were around in her hay-day. Emerald green looked positively stunning on Elizabeth Taylor, especially with those smoldering rare violet eyes, this Dolce and Gabbana emerald green draped cocktail dress has her name written all over it. I think this Perla vanity chair is the perfect last piece in channeling the ultimate Old Hollywood Style Icon, Elizabeth Taylor, it’s simply beautiful, just like she was.
Feb. 17.1932 – Mar.23.2011
She was a woman with real gum-shun with an aura that left stardust in her footprints. News of Elizabeth Taylor‘s death is hitting the world like a ton of bricks. With affairs the whole world remembers, and as many as eight marriages under her belt, Elizabeth Taylor was the kind of person that radiated beauty. She’s one of those striking beauties, a style icon, a Hollywood beacon, and so much more. Her most admirable quality in all of her splendor lies in one of my favorite quotes of hers -
“I’VE ALWAYS ADMITTED THAT I’M RULED BY MY PASSIONS.”
Passion is a force stronger than anything I’ve ever felt, I thrive on it, and with her extensive film resume and her AIDS activism, Elizabeth Taylor was a woman after my own heart. I’ve danced to ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,’ performed in a remake of ‘Taming of the Shrew,’ and marveled at her beauty in ‘Cleopatra,’ her work was a testament to her star power. I’m embarrassed to say that considering my love of the author in the title and old Hollywood movies, I have yet to see ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ At seventy-nine years old, Elizabeth Taylor has left this world for the next, having lived a life so full of enchanted moments that most people can only dream of. She will be missed. She will be remembered. She is immortal.