Jacket Magic

I came across this little beauty on a rainy Sunday and now I’m dreaming of backpacking through Morocco. It takes me back to searching for travel treasures in the depths of far-away markets on hot afternoons.

Free People Meadow Magic

Free People Meadow Magic

Free People Meadow Magic Jacket, £248. Wear with sand on your toes, plaits in your hair, and these beauties…

Meadow Magic

Meadow Magic

Clockwise from top left. Toast linen/cotton Hamman towel, £26. Free People Royale Flat, £168. Oxydo 53 sunglasses, Levis 501 Shorts, £45.

ASOS Beach Essentials

Going somewhere tropical? ASOS is such a great destination for holiday necessities, and its new drop has me craving the sand, sea and sunshine! Here is my pic of items just destined for the beach…

ASOS Stripe Oriental Bird Print Halter Beach Dress, £25

ASOS Stripe Oriental Bird Print Halter Beach Dress, £25

Ted Baker Nude Palm Floral Swimsuit, £79

Ted Baker Nude Palm Floral Swimsuit, £79

Anna Sui For O'Neill Ella Beach Dress, £64.99

Anna Sui For O’Neill Ella Beach Dress, £64.99

ASOS Stripe Beach Shirt, £26

ASOS Stripe Beach Shirt,
£26

ASOS Twist Back Plunge Beach Playsuit, £26

ASOS Twist Back Plunge Beach Playsuit, £26

Designsix Coin & Colourful Tassel Drop Earrings, £15

Designsix Coin & Colourful Tassel Drop Earrings, £15

Wolf & Whistle Festival Mix Longline Balcony Bikini Top and Bottoms, £25 & £18

Wolf & Whistle Festival Mix Longline Balcony Bikini Top and Bottoms, £25 & £18

ASOS Surf Gypsy Crochet Patch Beach Top, £27

ASOS Surf Gypsy Crochet Patch Beach Top, £27

Somedays Lovin Wild Horses Beach Dress, £53

Somedays Lovin Wild Horses Beach Dress, £53

Designsix Iridescent Embossed Metal Cuff Bracelet, £24

Designsix Iridescent Embossed Metal Cuff Bracelet,
£24

River Island Round Mirrored Sunglasses, £13

River Island Round Mirrored Sunglasses, £13

All images courtesy of ASOS

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.