It’s amazing considering Liz Taylor got married 8 times that she managed to make a fashion statement every single time! This is one of my least favourite of her wedding outfits, partly because I still struggle to love 70s fashion (too many bad fashion choices as a child) but I had the most fun drawing(…)
Iconic Wedding Dresses #5: Elizabeth Taylor (1964)
When Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton for the first time after a tumultuous affair on the set of Cleopatra she chose as her wedding gown a canary yellow chiffon dress. Designed by Cleopatra costume designer Irene Sharaff, Taylor paired the dress with hyacinths and lilies of the valley woven into her hair, which was plaited(…)
5 Classic Hollywood Celebrities Who Rocked Statement Brows The First Time Around
So you think Cara Delevingne invented the bold brow? Think again! As with most fashion trends, it’s all been done before. And as with most things Audrey Hepburn did it better. Here are five Hollywood stars from the 1940s and 50s who rocked the statement brow trend the first time around! Of course, the 1940s(…)
10 Classic Hollywood Stars Before They Were Famous
We all know that the Studio System of 30s, 40s and 50s Hollywood remade and remoulded their actors and actresses, but what did they look like before they were styled by the star factory? Here are some of my favourite Classic Hollywood actresses before they were famous. Who do you think had the biggest transformation?(…)
Fashion Inspiration: Liz Taylor as Cleopatra
Elizabeth Taylor wore a staggering 65 costumes during the movie Cleopatra (apparently her costumes alone cost nearly $200,000), so it’s hard to come up with one particular style which sums up the movie. The general rules seemed to be: low plunging necklines or off the shoulder dresses with nipped-in waists and long flowing skirts. Oh(…)
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Elizabeth Taylor
Taylor was married 8 times. Her shortest marriage was with her first husband Conrad Nicky Hilton which lasted just 9 months, and her longest marriage was with Richard Burton which lasted 10 years (plus an extra year when they re-married in 1975). Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred together in 11 movies.
16 Iconic Vintage Hairstyles
Looking for some hair-style inspiration? I’ve collected some of the most iconic hairstyles here from the 1920s to the 1970s, which one do you fancy trying? I’m taking style inspiration from Faye Dunaway from Bonnie and Clyde today… 1. Veronica Lake: The Peekaboo Fringe 1940s movie star Veronica Lake was famous for her long finger(…)
Top 25 Greatest Female Screen Legends
Some time ago the AFI (that’s the American Film Institute) released a list of the top 50 greatest screen legends from the Classic Hollywood era: 25 male and 25 female stars. I’m not sure exactly what their criteria were for reaching the top spot, but they classified a screen legend as an actor or actress:(…)
Vintage dancer in Egyptian costume, 1915
A dancer in a fabulous Egyptian costume photographed in 1915. I love this costume, it reminds me of that scene from Cleopatra (the 1963 movie) when Elizabeth Taylor is brought into Rome at the end of that amazing procession. Some of the dancers in that are wearing Egyptian style wings similar these (although with much skimpier(…)
Elizabeth Taylor looking remarkably sophisticated aged 13
How on earth did Elizabeth Taylor manage to look this together and sophisticated aged 13? I looked like this (brace yourselves!)
Elizabeth Taylor flighting with Lucille Ball
Publicity photo of Lucille Ball, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from the television show Here’s Lucy. In this episode, Lucy tries on Elizabeth Taylor’s famous large diamond ring, which gets stuck on her finger. Source and copyright: PD-PRE1978.
Child actor Elizabeth Taylor
A publicity photo of the very young Elizabeth Taylor, I’m guessing this dates from around 1944 when she got her first major part in National Velvet. That would make her aged about 12. Does that sound about right?
Vintage look book: technicolour Liz Taylor
I love the electric blue colour of this 50s style dress and can just see a young Elizabeth Taylor swanning around in it! Clockwise from top: 1950s Style Halterneck Satin Dress Vintage flower brooch Lilly Pulitzer Pumps – Kat Kitten Heel
Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Todd and their baby
Isn’t this the most gorgeous photograph? I don’t remember looking quite that beautiful and serene when I had a newborn baby, but then I’m no Liz Taylor! The photo is of Taylor and her husband Mike Todd with baby Liza from who was born in August 1957. Within six months Mike Todd was killed in(…)
Elizabeth Taylor with short hair in a leopard print swimsuit
Elizabeth Taylor with short hair in a leopard print swimsuit. This photo is a publicity photo from film The Last Time I Saw Paris in 1954. I’m not sure I’ve seen her with such short hair before but she looks absolutely knock-out doesn’t she?
Elizabeth Taylor photographed in the early 1950s for a publicity photo. Isn’t she beautiful?
So What Size WAS Marilyn Monroe…? Marilyn’s (& Other Movie Stars) Measurements
Marilyn Monroe’s measurements There’s a lot of discussion about whether Marilyn Monroe really was a size 16, and whether that was a US size 16 or a UK size 16, so I thought I’d look into it in more depth and see what I could find out. Like most women (with perhaps the exception of(…)
Vintage look book: Elizabeth Taylor 1960s
I think Elizabeth Taylor was at her most beautiful and magnificent in the 1960s, and I couldn’t resist dressing her in some gorgeous earrings! Clockwise from top left: Ted Baker Edella Dress Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-tone cubic zirconia earrings Ellen Tracy Page Kitten Heel Pointy Pump Laura B ‘Anaconda’ handbag Original photo of Elizabeth Taylor(…)