The Original Goddess


I am currently so enthralled by the wonderful autobiography Elizabeth by J. Randy Taraborrelli that I have been sneaking off to bed somewhat early. I have a real thing for Elizabeth Taylor, when I say thing, I mean she is my ultimate idol. I don’t especially like the word idol, I find it too immortalizing and romanticized, but I do use it here as she depicts to me the epitome of Goddess, and for this reason she is an idol.

I am working on my first novel, and my main character is loosely based on Elizabeth Taylor, her loves and her allure. In addition to researching everything Elizabeth I have set myself the delightful task of reading a biography or autobiography of some of the other golden greats of her era every few weeks; women with natural allure and a great depth of intelligence that cannot be hidden despite the natural beauty and polished fashion. The look? Polished, clean cut, luxurious, and finished with a string of pearls and spritz of Chanel No. 5.

Today I began my Modern Goddess fashion and beauty post, that I will hopefully get finished soon. The feature is my exploration of the style of the modern woman who takes us back to Taylor and Monroe, but in a fresh way. She looks more natural, is never seen undone, and always looks perfected. She slips into something comfortable yet luxurious; has perfected quick yet striking 5 minute make-up; and manages gently teased yet fixed hair: Think perfect brows, a strong lip and dazzling eyes: Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian and Penelope Cruz.

So tonight channel your inner Goddess; slip into a silk chemise, pop on a sleep mask and dream of being wrapped up in Richard Burton’s arms.

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From Left: Modern Goddess make-up, Estee Lauder Night Repair Eye, Delarom Neroli Flower Face Oil, Elizabeth by J. Randy Taraborrelli, and Sleep Mask from Zara Home.

Be sure to keep a look out for more about The Modern Goddess soon.

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