This week we lost screen legend Elizabeth Taylor. She was one of the last major film stars and will surely be missed. Looking back at her illustrious career I can’t help but think of Cleopatra– unquestionably one of the most glamorous films of all time. I remember watching it as a little girl with my great-grandmother and being in awe of all the costumes and wigs and such (the storyline went right over my head). Specifically, I was obsessed with the gold jewelry. I was so obsessed with it I remember going into my mom’s closet and piling on the gold jewelry and wearing everything gold lamé (don’t judge her! It was the 80s and she is Arab-American: she couldn’t help but love the lamé!). So much so, that I still love gold- especially in accessories. And Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra is still the inspiration!
Check out some of my favorites below!
With a headband like this a girl is sure to woo her very own Marc Anthony. The leaf element has that Romanesque feel to it, sure to make a statement.
This bracelet is undoubtedly a statement piece fit for a queen. I can completely see Ms. Taylor wearing a bracelet with this level of bling!
Could this necklace scream Cleopatra any louder?! I love the dramatics of the fringe. Wearing this on a night out is sure to turn heads.
Not just your ordinary headband, this piece is sweet, but regal. I can imagine it for both day and night.
I love this set of bangels- very “jewels of the Nile” and what not. Perfect for dressing up any look- plus who doesn’t love the coral beads?