Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Throughout her colourful life she was married eight times, twice to the same man. That man was Richard Burton, whom she called the love of her life. In one of her last interviews, she was asked if he were still alive would they have been married again, and her reply was, "It was inevtitable that we would be married again, but it's not up for discussion." According to reports, she had saved all the love letters he had ever written her. Theirs was a love story for the ages. Perhaps the two are reunited at last.
Elizabeth Taylor is best known for her roles in National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, and of course, Cleopatra. She met Burton on the set of Cleopatra; apparently during the filming of a love scene the director had to yell "Cut!" several times before they broke apart. The term "paparazzi" was coined during the filming in Rome in response to the chaos that follwed the pair as they began their romance.
I am not sure there has been a stonger woman in Hollywood than Elizabeth Taylor. She has survived divorces, widowhood, alcoholism, and multiple illness, all the while being scrutinized by the public. A woman of true gumption, she will forever live on in our hearts.
With Richard Burton, wearing the famous Burton-Taylor diamond, weighing in at 69.42 carats.
Taylor as Cleopatra.
With Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Wearing a turban, a fashion statement Taylor championed.
A still from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
With Burton in Cleopatra.
In National Velvet at age 12.
The famous violet eyes.
Farewell, Elizabeth. We will never forget you.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Natalie Portman in Rodarte.
This is pretty enough to wear even when you're not preggers.
Mila Kunis in Elie Saab.
Gorgeous, so flowing and feminine, and the hair and makeup looks flawless.
Hilary Swank in Gucci.
I love this, and it's a little bit edgy with the ombre-effect feathers.
Anne Hathaway in Givenchy.
Sadly, this was the only one of her many looks that I liked, all the rest were a yawn. Her stylist, Rachael Zoe, gets a big, fat FAIL.
Nicole Kidman in Dior.
Terribly unflattering shape and the embroidery is awful. It looks like a hideous beadspread that you always find in old people's spare bedrooms.
Marisa Tomei in vintage Charles James.
All kinds of wrong. It doesn't even fit her properly!
Melissa Leo in Marc Bauer.
Dear Melissa Leo: This will forever be what you wore to accept your Academy Award. You must live with this fact forever.
Jennifer Hudson in Versace.
After losing so much weight, it's a shame she didn't wear something better. The colour is okay, but the fabric is awful and cheap-looking, the shape is boring and something really weird is happening with her boobs.