23 March 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: Style Icon

I was so sad to hear the news that the beloved style icon and actress Elizabeth Taylor has passed. With one look at these photos and quotes from her very own lips, there is no doubt that she was one fabulous lady!  
I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love, and of course, I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things.
Big girls need big diamonds.

 It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
I fell off my pink cloud with a thud. 
I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.
I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. 
If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.

I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.
My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.
I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too - for being married so many times. 
all photos via
Rest in peace, Elizabeth Taylor. You will always be remembered for your stunning style and your gorgeous jewels!


the pink prep said...

beautiful tribute, my friend...
i can only imagine her entrance through the pearly (and diamond?) gates, reuniting with the many loves of her life...
such lovely photos and memorable quotes!
so fitting to memorialize her in black and white, too!

DeeDee said...

She was truly loved and will be truly missed. Rest in peace, Liz.

Cool Gal said...

It's hard to believe she is gone.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to say goodbye. I have started a mission to watch all of her movies in 2011 and have created a page to chart my progress. Please have a look! xoxo

DSS said...

Absolutely beautiful post. I was so very sad when I heard the news. There was just something about her, wasn't there? She will always be rememberd for so many things :)

Liv Kit @ Simply Sunshine and Daisys said...

Very sweet post. I was so very saddened by this news.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

oh my! i did not know-- probably because can't remember the last time i turned the tv on. thanks for sharing- we've always compared my grandmother to elizabeth!