13 August 2014

American Jewels: Lauren Bacall

With many of the royals of Europe are on vacation, I've decided to take a minute to remember the remarkable jewels and style of Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89. Bacall was one of my favorite actresses -- if you haven't seen How to Marry a Millionaire, drop everything right this minute and put it in your Netflix queue!

Like many of the Hollywood icons of her era, Bacall also wore jewels in a truly elegant way. She so loved jewels that she even helped to produce her own jewelry line, Bacall, in the 2000s. Here are a few of my favorite photos of a bejeweled Bacall -- and then, seriously, go watch one of her films!

During the filming of Young Man With a Horn, 1949

With husband Humphrey Bogart, 1946

With her son, Stephen Bogart, in 1948

At the Academy Awards, 1952

Bacall in beads, 1955

A gorgeous necklace for the Oscars, 1955

Pearl pendant earrings, 1966

Chic pendant necklace in Paris, 1979

Tony Awards, 1997

At the Prince's Foundation Gala in London, 2000

Venice Film Festival, 2004

With Bill Nighy at the Notes on a Scandal premiere, 2006