Designs of Hope, a specialized set of fundraisers that take place across America to benefit UNICEF, has come in ahead of schedule in their goal to raise $5 million for orphans with AIDS in five years. This year they held a series of galas which featured the finest in food and fashion, finishing on a high note in Houston, Texas, with a fashion tribute to Audrey Hepburn. Honored at the June 8 event was actress Jane Seymour, for her ongoing humanitarian efforts, and the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, for their work with women and children affected by AIDS. There was an Audrey-inspired fashion show, as well. You can read more about the Designs of Hope events here, since this was sadly their last year. Continue reading “The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund is rewarded; what are you doing this weekend?”
Aspiring to be mistaken for the one and only Audrey Hepburn, but don’t want to put any effort into it? Or maybe you just really want to advertise your love for Holly Golightly? Either way, if you’re interested in wearing Audrey’s head on your head, then the Audrey Hepburn Hoodie may be right for you. It’s made exclusively through Headhoods, and is printed on American Apparel wear, so it’s sweatshop-free and American-made. Continue reading “the Audrey hoodie; win tickets to see an Audrey double feature!”
A lesser-known piece of information for you: the fantastic Audrey Hepburn/Cary Grant feature Charade has actually slipped into the public domain! I don’t know how it happened, but it has, which means you technically don’t have to pay to watch or own this fantastic film. While I still recommend at least watching the Criterion Collection edition of this film with the commentary by director Stanley Donen and writer Peter Stone (those two men are hilarious!), I completely understand the $40 price tag being a little much for a lot of Audrey fans out there. In the meantime, though, you can sit in the comfort of your computer chair and watch this stylish caper completely free on You Tube:
Clothing site Miss Butterfly recently held an Internet poll to determine which film dress is the most iconic. Unfortunately, Audrey came in second place with the record-breaking black column dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, being beat out by Marilyn Monroe’s equally iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch. If it’s any consolation, at least Audrey made it a close second without showing her knickers. 🙂 You can read more about the poll and its winners here. Continue reading “A close second”
The Castro Theatre in San Francisco started 2007 out right with an Audrey Hepburn double feature, and it’s continuing what it started by having yet another back-to-back Audrey double feature in July. This time they’re screening Funny Face and My Fair Lady (along with The Wizard of Oz) as part of a triple feature called “Classic Musical Fashion.” All three films will be preceded by special guest hosts, and audience members are encouraged to dress up!
Funny Face will be introduced by Jim Van Buskirk, who is labeled as a Hepburn Expert on the Castro’s website and most definitely a film expert. Continue reading “another Audrey Hepburn double feature in San Francisco”
Literally. I was out today shopping for some new board games (Cranium in particular — does a better board game exist?), and came across this lovely 1,000 piece puzzle! I haven’t been out to get any new puzzles lately, so I wasn’t looking for an Audrey one, but this one is really fantastic. A Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster that hasn’t been used to death with great use of colours, and Ravensburger makes excellent, high-quality puzzles that will last and last, so you can put Audrey Hepburn together again and again. You can order this puzzle online to be shipped to you, and their website is multilingual as well, so click here to choose the country that’s closest to you to start shopping.
I have only found one news source as of yet, but it looks as if the winner of the hot pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn during filming of Breakfast at Tiffany’s has indeed been identified, despite their request to remain anonymous. According to RTÉ.ie, the new owner of the size zero dress is Newbridge Silverware. The company purchased the dress to display in their new style museum which opens tomorrow in County Kildare.
I’m not doubting the validity of this story per se, and it would be really fantastic to have someone purchase an iconic dress that Audrey actually wore and display it for everyone to see, but I’m just a little wary because no one else is reporting this — yet, anyway. Has anyone else heard anything about this?