24 March 2011

{Last Tribute to Her}

{Collage by This is Glamourous Blog}
Elizabeth Taylor died on Wednesday. And thus, despite it being rather sunny and nice outside the walls of Guardian HQ, our world became a greyer place. Such an event requires a fitting tribute, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite things about Liz:

1. She didn't give a hoot about society's expectations and was famously married eight times to seven men. The first was when she was just 18, to Conrad Hilton (Paris Hilton's great uncle), but the relationship lasted only a year. Her most significant relationship, however, was with Richard Burton - the love of her life whom she married (and divorced) twice. She liked her men rich, passionate and wild. "Marriage is an institution", she said, and for her, it really was.

2. She spoke her mind, once saying: "I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids." Brilliant.

3. She and Richard Burton were denounced by the Vatican for "erotic vagrancy" after news broke of their relationship on the set of Cleopatra, when both were already married.

4. "Big girls need big diamonds." Liz loved a bit of sparkle. Richard Burton bought her a 33.19-carat Krupp diamond for $305,000 (about $2m today). Then he followed it up with a Cartier diamond, bought for $1.1m. "I wanted that diamond because it is incomparably lovely," he said. "And it should be on the loveliest woman in the world. I would have had a fit if it went to Jackie Kennedy or Sophia Loren or Mrs Huntingdon Misfit of Dallas, Texas." That right there is what romance is all about, people!

5. Not for her a pedestrian genetic mutation like an extra finger or toe. No, Liz got an extra row of eyelashes instead. Some people have all the luck.

6. She embraced modern technology and could often be found tweeting. Some of her gems included:

Every breath you take today should be with someone else in mind. I love you.


You are who you are. All you can do in this world is help others to be who they are and better themselves and those around them.

and her final tweet:

My interview in Bazaar with Kim Kardashian came out!!!

7. She was best friends with Michael Jackson, so much so that he asked her to be godmother to two of his children.

8. Burton's nicknames for Elizabeth included "Twit Twaddle", "My little Twitch", "Ocean" and "Dearest Scrupelshrumpilstilskin".

9. She won two best actress Oscars over a career that spanned more than half a century. Her first was for Butterfield 8 in 1960, and the second for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1967.

10. She had a famously fiery temper and Richard Burton once said of her: "Elizabeth and I lived on the edge of an exciting volcano. I'm not easy to be married to or live with. I exploded violently about twice a year with Elizabeth. She would also explode. It was marvellous, but it could be murder."


{London on my Mind; March 2011}

London is always a nice idea. This city has everything you need. You can find inspiration, ideas, solutions but over all, you can find the HAPPINESS.

{At Russell Square - shopping and coffes- in the heart of Chelsea}

{My dear London´s friend - Lady Charlotte Helmore "Lottie"- the best guide around UK}

{Dinner in Aura with lovely Lady Noelia and her friend Melanie, in the heart of Mayfair (West London)}

{I met Lady N two years ago, in summer 2009 when we were studying in St. Martin´s College, we have a great friendships. She is fashion stylist and she lives in London since few years. I stayed at her home last weekend}

{Champagne; Lady N. and me}

{Afther dinner we went to Mahiki, a famous London nightclub in St. James street}

...And sunday was the excursion day.

{Lottie and me visited Dover, a coast place in the south of London. It is two hours from London center}.

{We visited the Dover´s Castle - builded in the middle age- very curious place that i totally recommend you}

{England always on my heart}

{Lottie taking pictures from the top of the castle to the coast}

{St. Mary´s Church (XIII Century)}

{Aumont and Kelly: Cannes, 1955}

Grace Kelly and the french actor Jean Pierre Aumont captured by the paparazzis in Cannes during the Film Festival of 1955.
Miss Kelly attended as honour star that year, the same that she winned an Oscar for "The Country Girl". She and Aumont had a love affair that it only dured 1 year. In that moment she met Prince Rainier and only a year later she became in Princess Grace.

{A Day Without Elizabeth}

"My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love.” Michael goes on to tout his mom’s “brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS … We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it.-Michael Wilding Jr.

{Forever Violet Eyes, She has gone...}

Today the most terrible news of the dieth of one of my favourite ladies, the great actress and so beutiful human, Elizabeth Taylor. I couldn´t help to be sad today. British borned actress dieth at 79 in Los Angeles last March 23th. She was one of the most important screen stars and also part of the Beauty top list of XX Century.
"I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them".-Elizabeth Taylor

Wearing one of the costume dress from "The Tree of Life" (circa 1952).

Relax time in the set of "Giant".

Candid photo from 1955. She was stunning in green.

So lovely with a printed flowers dress in the middle of 50s.

"Giant" (1955)

Stunning in "Hotel International" (1965)

Screencapture from "The Cat over the Zinc Roof"(1953)

"Beauty has nothing to with the way you feel. The way you feel is what you are. If you're beautiful inside and do beautiful things, and make people happy, then I think that shows on the outside "-Elizabeth Taylor.

I specially like this picture. She was natural and fresh. The picture was taken during the filming of " The Sandpiper" in 1965.

With her great love, the actor Richard Burton in a dinner in London, 1969. "I love Richard Burton - she said- but we can be together".