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Audrey Hepburn Japanese tea commercials

No Comments 26 March 2007

I know nearly everyone has seen these now and they’re definitely not new, but news is still very slow and I just really like these. There were at least two tea commercials that ran in Japan that featured Audrey Hepburn quite heavily, and maybe it’s just the foreign aspect here, but I really like them. A lot more than the Gap ads, anyway. It’s just cute girls being influenced by Audrey while drinking tea! What more could you ask for?

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Events, fashion, Films, Gossip, inspiration, remakes, tributes

MTV highly suggests a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1 Comment 23 March 2007

MTV.com has brought up some interesting articles on Audrey Hepburn lately, but this one irritates much more than it amuses. In “‘Deliverance’ To ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’: Movies We’d Like to See Remade,” the author suggests a few classic movies that, in his opinion, could actually benefit from a remake. Some would do well with the better quality special effects that we have available now, and others would be just plain fun to see with today’s stars (to him). The reasoning behind his idea to remake Breakfast at Tiffany’s takes the cake, though:

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A tour of Tolochenaz

No Comments 21 March 2007

Thanks to the sharp eyes over at The Audrey Hepburn Circle (mainly those of chipmunkalvyne), a video has been found that shows off Tolochenaz, the small town in Switzerland that Audrey Hepburn called home for so many years. Actually, only the first 30 seconds of the video is directly Audrey relevant, when they visit the cemetery where Audrey is buried and view her grave, but the first minute and a half or so are nice to watch because it gives you a much better feel for the town than anything I’ve come across so far — barring the photos Sean put in his book, An Elegant Spirit. It makes me want to visit even more! As an added bonus, our old friend Kendal’s ceramic angel she left for Audrey is featured in the video. Look for it!

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Crafts, inspiration, tributes

Ode to Audrey Hepburn

No Comments 20 March 2007

When I find it, I like to profile Audrey Hepburn fan artwork because it’s nice to see people still so influenced by her and willing to make her a part of their art world. I also like to find the not so mainstream art, which means things you usually don’t see mass produced and/or for sale everywhere. I came across a place called Etsy again (I say again because it’s been sitting in my bookmarks forever, and I’d forgotten it was there), and on a whim did a search for Audrey’s name. There was one artist’s work which stood out to me, mainly this painting of Holly Golightly knitting from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (left). It’s a limited edition print in a run of 50 on canvas that you can have just on canvas, or stretched on a wooden frame, if you’re more into 3-D wall hangings. I just really like the drawing style in general, so I wanted to share!

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celebrate spring with the Audrey Hepburn rose!

2 Comments 20 March 2007

Spring officially starts on March 21, and what better way to celebrate it than by growing some Audrey Hepburn tea roses? I stumbled across an online nursery that actually carries the roses, and at a very reasonable price. If I had any more room for a rose bush, I would be ordering these right this second! The photos of the roses are beautiful as well, so even if you’re without a garden right now or just can’t manage the roses at this time, you can at least sigh over the lovely pictures.

As a bonus, here’s a fun little piece of Audrey trivia that the San Mateo Daily Journal ran today: Audrey Hepburn always ate a sour apple after dinner as her dessert. Doesn’t that sound good? Apples are plentiful right now, and I highly recommend a Pink Lady as a dessert apple.

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Audrey Hepurn en français

No Comments 19 March 2007

A new video clip on You Tube has an interview of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer arriving in France (possibly at Orly?) and having a short interview with a woman. It’s a bit noisy and distracting in here right now so I can’t concentrate with my limited French, but I did hear that they flew in from Amsterdam, that Audrey had a new contract with Paramount studios, and that the interviewer comments on Mr. Famous’s hair, since Mel was playing with it throughout. If anyone has better French (and a quieter domain) than me, please feel free to post a better translation in the comments section!

Oh, and your speakers aren’t broken. The sound only comes in at the beginning of the interview, after the fellow with the Hasselblad camera snaps a picture, and the sound is very soft.

Edit: The user who originally posted this video has had their account suspended, so I am now hosting the video myself.

inspiration, lookalikes

Look like Audrey Hepburn with Filthy Rich

No Comments 18 March 2007

AZCentral.com has a story up about a hot new jewelry franchise called Filthy Rich. This store specializes in licensed reproductions of movie and celebrity jewelry, like Audrey’s pieces from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While their website is still under construction, you can see a few Marilyn Monroe reproductions on Be The Boss, as well as franchise information if you were interested in selling their jewelry yourself. In the article from AZ Central, owner Laurin Ogawa (who started the business with her mum) says that the Marilyn jewelry and the Audrey Hepburn pieces always do well with the young girls. It’s nice to know that young girls aspire to dress and look like Audrey above some contemporary role models they could choose from.

Events, exhibit

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957

No Comments 16 March 2007

There’s a new fashion exhibit coming to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in September that’s all about the golden age of modern fashion: 1947-1957, the ten year span when fashion went from war utilitarian to post-war lushness. While it seems that the exhibit will feature mostly Dior pieces, Givenchy’s pieces will be on display. Specifically, a replica of the bright blue cape Audrey Hepburn wore in Funny Face will be shown, along with fashion portraits by Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon (and perhaps some Audrey portraits?). You can read more about the exhibit and the designers that will be featured here, and The Independent has another article that goes more into fashion in general during that period.

Lucky London, they’re having all the Audrey luck lately!

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The New Pictures

No Comments 15 March 2007

News is still at a halt here, but I’ve found a neat little article about Sabrina from Time, September 13, 1954. The Audrey relevant part, along with a quick-talking review of Sabrina itself, are on page two of the article, so feel free to skip ahead if you’d like. I guess at the time Humphrey Bogart didn’t seem so wooden and bitter as Linus Larabee in the film, since he got a glowing review from the author (who coincidentally isn’t terribly hot on Audrey). You can read more here.

Events

from the archives: the Audrey Hepburn stamp unveiling

No Comments 14 March 2007

I’m terribly sorry for the lack of updates lately, but it’s really frustrating when there’s nothing to report on. So I’ve decided that when it’s been slow for a couple of days, like now, I’ll just try to pull something from the archives that newer fans may have missed the first time ’round. For today, it’s a reminder of the official unveiling ceremony for the Audrey Hepburn stamp released by the U.S. Postal Service. The ceremony took place in Los Angeles, and since the ceremony was open to the public, I was lucky enough to be able to attend! So I dolled up and brought along my notebook and my camera, and this is what came of it. (The picture to the left is Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Jennifer Love Hewitt, the “godmother” of Audrey Hepburn CARES in L.A., unveiling the stamp to the press.)

All in all, it was a very fun and exciting day, and I wish there were more goings-on like this that regular people like us could crash. 🙂

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