Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Liz Taylor's death came as such a shock to me and many others I know. She was someone my generation new about without even having watched a movie of hers or comprehending just how big a star she was. She was most definitely one of the last true living legends in Hollywood. She was the glitz, the glam, the crazy and the beautiful. She literally personified what it meant to be a super star, what it meant to be beautiful, in fact she personified the meaning of "the full package"
My first encounter, if I can call it that with Elizabeth Taylor was probably like every other person my age, when I first watched her portray the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. I seem to remember being in totally and complete silence as I was arrested by her obvious beauty, and then her portrayal of the ever famous queen. The movie really did go on forever, but somewhere inside me I never really wanted it to end. In my mind as a child, and even today as an adult she is Cleopatra.
Before Cleopatra there was "Butterfield 8". One of my favourite movies with Elizabeth Taylor and her very handsome co-star Laurence Harvey. I loved this movie, the clothes, the old school mannerisms, the storyline and of course Ms Taylor. She played a high end call girl and model, something like a 60's version of Pretty Woman. She won an Academy Award for her performance in Butterfield 8.
We've also heard stories of her ever restless love life. She was married 8 times to 7 different men. She was married to Conrad Hilton Jr, yes that Hilton, as in Hilton hotels, then Michael Wilding whom she had two sons with, actor Mike Todd who passed during their marriage and singer Eddie Fisher who she then divocred in 1964. Then the real love of her life entered. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor met on the set of Cleopatra whilst they were both married to other people. They eventually both got divorced to their then partners and married on the 15 March 1964. This was then followed by a divorce and then that was followed by a return to the alter for the two and then another divorce. She then married politician John Warner, divorced him and finally married her 8th husband Larry Fortensky who was a construction worker.
Elizabeth Taylor was so much more than a beautiful actress, she was also an AIDS activist and helped accumulate millions of dollars to help find a cure for AIDS. To me she was a style icon. She was naturally beautiful and sexy without trying to be either. She was well blessed with curves and knew just how to make every inch of her body to look to die for. We will never have another Liz Taylor, but are very fortunate to have seen her before her death.
R.I.P Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The other day I was on the London fashion week website looking to see what was new and interesting in the world of British. I come across an unfimiliar face by the name of Amanda Wakeley who come with something so refreshing, yet classic.
Hope you enjoy.
Hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
We all know John Galliano is not one to blend into the crowd or be a bore, but today news stations across the world showed that the talented and eccentric designer took it to far.
The king of krazy was caught making anti-Semitic remarks regarding Jewish people, saying things like "I love Hitler"(I guess he's allowed to) and " people like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be ... gassed and ... dead." That's when I was like you took it too far John. Now I know we all have our hi den prejudices towards certain people, but we keep things like that to ourselves, right?
For those who do not know Galliano was, yes, was the creative director of LVMH company Christian Dior, but later today was official fired from the worlds largest luxury brands company.
Some people say that the video should have no weight on Galliano's talent as a designer. He was off the clock, having wine, speaking his mind, as we're all allowed to do, and didn't know that a video recording was taking place. I totally understand that point, but you shouldn't get caught is the moral of the story or else you get sacked, and good luck finding a job where Jewish people are not customers. Don't they own most industries in the world?
Well I guess now the big question is who will take his old position at Christian Dior as creative director.
I hope everybody learned something from this, and that something is don't mess with the chosen people or else you and your career are gonna be dead as disco!
Peace and love!