In the iconic 1963 photograph of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra on the set of Cleopatra, the image of the Egyptian Queen reflects the modern interpretation of her legendary beauty while also preserving her authentic ancient iconography.
I love movies. I love costumes, sets, writers, lighting and videography. When I ask my friends, “did you notice that this movie was shot in Technicolor, despite it being an outdated film type at the time?” they frequently respond, “no, why would I and why do you know that?” I am a true lover of movies; therefore, I have seen an awful lot of them. Continue reading
On March 23, 2011 we lost an icon. Elizabeth Taylor was a Hollywood giant, known for her fashion, jewellery and tragic desire for happiness. Continue reading
My earliest memory of feeling self-conscious took place when I was about six years old and being picked up from school by my father. It must have been a Friday because he was also picking up my cousin of the same age and our friend. As we buckled up our seat-belts in the backseat of the hot car I noticed something, even though the three of us were pretty close in height and weight, my thighs looked bigger than theirs. This was the beginning of a life-long insecurity about my thighs, reinforced every time I would watch my mother getting ready for a night out and listen to her complaining about the very same part of her body. Throughout my life, I have worked hard to maintain a healthy body, but all of the discipline and determination in the world couldn’t make up for the fact that I have neglected to obtain a healthy body image. The time for change is long overdue. Continue reading