Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"I haven't had tomorrow..."
One of my earliest memories of Elizabeth Taylor is hearing her purr and watching her glide across the screen in the White Diamonds perfume commercial. Following that memory is finding a box of the fragrance in my mom's commode, wondering where it came from. My mom has never been too into Hollywood life or swooned over movie stars onscreen (save for the occasional squeal over a Robert Redford sighting), but she was, somehow, influenced by Taylor's persona enough to buy her signature scent.
It's always sad to lose a silver screen icon, especially one who made such an impact on the fashions of future generations and was the definition of glamour in her era and beyond. I'll flare out my eyeliner today in honor of her classic Cleopatra cat-eye look. How else can you pay tribute to a style icon? Oh, yes. Donate to amfAR to support HIV/AIDS research.