{favourite five: actress & writer shiva rose}


Shiva Rose is an accomplished actress, playwright, writer, jewelry designer, former spokesperson for Amnesty International's Refugee Program, life-style reporter, and director who does it all with impeccable style.


Acclaimed for many on-screen roles, the actress won the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for the romantic comedy David and Layla; her television credits include Gideon's Crossing, The Practice, and CSI: Miami.


Shiva's eclectic, chic and laid-back style stands out everywhere she goes, ensuring her a place, time and again, in the glossy pages of magazines such as Vogue
, Allure, and Harper's Bazaar.


Throughout her life, Shiva’s style has been influenced by many of the most unforgettable fashion icons in history, and in an article she once wrote for Vogue, she revealed, “ever since I was a child, I have associated clothes with who I want to be, or the life I want to live.”



If her looks on the red carpet or appearances on best dressed lists are any indication, Shiva's daily life is filled with a certain charm and glamour, and this week , she shares with us her:


{top five favourite style icons of all time:}

1. Artist Frida Khalo
Frida inspires me with her rebellious nature and passion . . . the way she was influenced by her heritage and made it part of her everyday life. Her life was a work of art as her dressing proved.

2.Photojournalist & Former Fashion Editor Lisa Eisner
I love how Lisa collects items that she loves regardless of what is in mode at the time. She truly creates her own style. She has an amazing eye for Native American Jewelry, anything with feathers, and great men's suits.

3. Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Carolyn with her red lips, alabaster skin and mysterious gaze was truly an icon. She made me want a camel skirt and sweater ensemble. She embodied cool elegance and I only wish she was around longer so we could be inspired some more.

4. French Film Actress Anouk Aimee
Maybe it was the era she was from, but the way Anouk wore her eye liner and simple black sweater truly impressed me as a young lass. I went through an Anouk stage where I just emulated all her looks from films like Justine, Man and a Woman, 8 1/2, and more.

5. Actress, Singer & Muse Jane Birkin
Jane truly made a pair of easy jeans, a white t-shirt and a country basket chic and sexy. Her style and influence are undeniable.


{p.s.} previous favourite fives:
* jeweler: camille eddera
* artist: kimia kline
* actress & fashion muse: chloë sevigny
* floral stylist: denise porcaro
* fashion photographer & illustrator: garance doré
* entrepreneurs: rent the runway
* designer: rachel ashwell
* interior designer: tricia foley
* photographer: romina shama
* food editor & author: donna hay

~ laily

{all images from closet visit}

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Anonymous Molliee said...

great choices. I think Shiva is stunning and all these trinkets are so pretty!


May 19, 2011  
Blogger Maddie said...

Carolyn Kennedy was definitely a great fashion icon and so beautiful.

May 19, 2011  
Blogger Audrey said...

Really love this favourite five !!!

May 19, 2011  
Blogger Audrey said...

Really love this favourite five !!!

May 19, 2011  
Anonymous design elements said...

wonderful choices and interesting to know them...

May 19, 2011  
Blogger The Pocket Stylist said...

I love her dress. This post is so inspiring. Being a entrapenuer is so rewarding. Starting something FTP
Nothing is challenging, I have done it twice. Once for Bustle Events (www.bustleevents.com) and the again for Heritage & Craft (www.heritageandcraft.com) now they are both my babies. Though it takes a lot of hard work it is a labor of love!!

May 19, 2011  
Blogger Julie Khuu said...

Oh I love her...such sophistication and classic beauty...I want to name my future daughter Shiva Rose! Sooo pretty, great choice :D

Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

May 19, 2011  
Blogger Shamim said...

Simply glamorous, she is. Great job, Laily!

May 19, 2011  
Blogger Shamim said...

Simply glamorous, she is. Great job capturing her essence, Laily!

May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Madeline said...

I have always been a huge fan of Shiva Rose's style, I am so excited to see her featured here on my favorite blog!

May 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anne said...

Love shiva rose! Great post!

May 20, 2011  
Blogger Mariana Cardoso said...

She is lovely and thanks for this inspiring post. Specially loved Shiva in the emerald gree dress as it is my favorite color and I have just created an inspiration board on my blog with that color. If you would like to see it just visit http://m-daydreaminginthecity.blogspot.com/

May 23, 2011  

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