This article has been a long time coming. Both of my parents have suggested it to me independently of each other, my mother being inspired by a conversation with a stranger about the colour of her hair and my father being inspired by, what else, a conversation about breast implants that he had had with an acquaintance. They both believe in real beauty and I guess they practice what they preach, seeing as how they raised me, a young woman who can boast about being 100% natural and complete (and peanut free) … except for that bit of ink in my back and that metal in my ear lobes and navel. Of course, this addendum raises a tough question for me; what exactly is real, natural beauty? Continue reading
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 When I ask my friends, “did you notice that this movie was shot in Technicolor, despite it being an outdated film type at the time?”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