Queen of the desert
Lying on the sand under the warm sun, eating grapes, wearing a beautiful breezy white dress with abundant gold accessories. That is what I would do and wear if I were queen of the desert. I don’t think there is a more appropriate place to wear gold accessories than on a sandy plain. When I see sand I immediately want to sleek my hair back and put on gold bracelets, a chunky gold necklace and extravagant earrings. I felt like a modern day Cleopatra. She is very much an icon for beauty and fashion. The beautiful outfits designed for Elizabeth Taylor in the movie Cleopatra won Best Costume Design, with 65 costume changes, a record at the time.
However, her other amazing qualities are sometimes forgotten. She was fluent in nine languages, she was a mathematician, she was a great business woman, she built a massive military fleet. She was a strong female ruler in a male-dominated time and has made her mark in history. Not only is she my fashion icon, but a powerful female role model.
Dress from Topshop, accessories from Lovisa