Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Vintage #Badgirlcrush Elizabeth Taylor

Vintage #Badgirlcrush-  Elizabeth Taylor

With some of the most iconic brows of all time, this week’s #badgirlcrush is the ultimate glamour girl, Elizabeth Taylor!

I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”

Born in London in 1932 to American parents, Elizabeth moved to California in 1939 to escape the dangers of the outbreak of World War 2.

With those blue eyes that looked violet, friends soon encouraged her parents to get Elizabeth in front of a camera, though her mother was initially uncertain about the idea of children in films, Elizabeth eventually signed a seven year contract with MGM in 1943, and starred in ‘Lassie Come Home’ in the same year.

Elizabeth starred in over 50 films throughout her acting career, and won two Academy Awards for Best Actress. Towards the mid 1970’s she appeared in less films, but remained in the spotlight becoming infamous for her quick wit in interviews, and her two loves ; men and jewellery!

Elizabeth had a record number of eight marriages to seven husbands from 1950 to 1996, each adorning her with more jewels to add to her collection, which at the time of her passing was estimated at over $100 million!

In 2011 Christie’s held a private auction of her jewellery, some pieces sold for more than 50 times their worth just because of the noterity that they were once worn by Elizabeth. The collection set a world record as the most valuable sale of jewelley in history, grossing $120,702,563!

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.”

Elizabeth was a style icon from her early rise to fame, at the start of the 1950’s, she was never too far from beautifully fitted full skirted dresses showcasing her enviable hourglass figure, and her signature red lipstick.
Elizabeth, unlike other stars of time had no interest in hiring a stylist and preferred to buy everything herself from couture designers in Paris and Italy, she kept all of the clothing in pristine condition and labels such as Dior, Chanel and Valentino adorned her wardrobe.

Towards the 1960’s Elizabeth’s style became iconic with those arched brows and feline eyes! Liz liked to be in charge of her own beauty routine and preferred to do her own make up on the set of Cleopatra, those dramatic eyes must have taken some practise!
She noted a good night’s sleep as one of her beauty secrets, 
“Honey, you’ll look like hell if you don’t get a good night’s sleep.”
She looked equally amazing in a glamourous cocktail dress, or dressed down in capri pants and a sweater, a total Bad Girl!

Elizabeth remains one of the most iconic superstars of the Hollywood Golden Age, here’s how to get her look with TOBG ;

       Lola Top                                                                         Pink Bombshell Top                                        

Complete the look with the FRIDA LAS VEGAS hoops in gold!

Don’t forget to add #TOBGSTYLE & #theoriginalbadgirl to your photos so we can see how you channel your inner Elizabeth!

Patsy xx
(Columnist for The Original Bad Girl Blog)