Photography by: Daniella Guzzo

#whatruwearing: Lace Jacket: Winners | Black Top: Club Monaco | Skirt: Custom Design | Shoes: Dolce Vita, The Bay Vancouver | Earrings and Couture Necklace: Elsa Corsi at Jeweliette Jewllery | Lipstick: Estee Lauder “Emotional” | Clutch and Sherman Brooch: Vintage | Lipstick and Nail Laquer: Estee Lauder

The stars were out last Sunday for the iconic 86th Anual Academy Awards.  I am forever enchanted by Hollywood’s legendary leading ladies, and Oscar winners, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Audry Hepburn and Grace Kelly (and the list goes on…).  Sexy, strong, feminine and empowering; these women inspire me in fashion, in the roles that they played and in life.  On this day, 37 years ago,  my star was born.  To celebrate, I thought it would be fitting to feature an “Old Hollywood” inspired lifestyle shoot to commemorate these beautiful women in art and entertainment…

Another iconic and legendary woman, who pioneered and revolutionized the world of cosmetics, is Estee Lauder.  I am fortunate to have started my career as a makeup artist with Estee Lauder (almost 20 years ago) as it has taught be much about the importance of quality, relationships building and timeless beauty.

Born on March 7:

“Those born on March 7 often live in an abstract world.  Giving structure to this world is the great challenge which they take on in life.  Those born on this day who are able to find a concrete form of expression for their thoughts can meet with great success!” – The Secret Language of Birthdays

Movies I love…

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” – Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman

“Roman Holiday”  – Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck

“Two Women” (“La Ciociara”) – Starring Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (“Ieri, Oggi, Domani”) – Starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni

“Rear Window” – Starring Grace Kelly and James Stewart

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating this month! xo