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rare insight into Audrey Hepburn

No Comments 14 July 2007

There’s a new video on You Tube from a made-for-TV biography that I don’t think I’ve ever seen. The clip that was uploaded was from a Chinese airing, but maybe it’s been aired in English-speaking countries? Either way, it’s fantastic interviews with Mel Ferrer, Henry Mancini (composer of “Moon River”), Stanley Donen (director of Funny Face and Two For the Road), and Hubert de Givenchy. It’s a really fascinating segment to watch and gives more insight into Audrey’s career and relationships with these men, you really just have to see it to appreciate it. I certainly can’t do it justice!

DVD releases, fashion, Films, style

50th Anniversary edition of Funny Face coming soon!

No Comments 07 July 2007

Great news from loyal reader Bill! The release of a 50th anniversary special edition of Funny Face (Region 1) has been announced, with a release date of October 2nd. This new DVD will feature a few items already seen on the original DVD — the Paramount in the 1950s featurette, original theatrical trailer, and photo galleries — plus a few new featurettes, including a cryptically named Parisian Dreams and a new piece on Givenchy and Audrey called A Fashion Designer and His Muse. You can already pre-order through Amazon so you’ll be sure not to forget, and it’s close enough to the holidays so you can put it on your wish list without having to wait too long. Mark your calendars!

Speaking of Givenchy, I came across this story recently. Apparently, the fashion guru is of the personal belief that fashion in and of itself is dead. People seem to only be fixating on popular accessories and following mindless fads, rather than spending the time (and money) to actually find what works on you as an individual and look good. It’s a great read, though fairly short, and I agree with him on all accounts. If I could afford it, he could dress me every day of the week. 🙂

fashion, Givenchy, inspiration, tributes

House of Givenchy still inspired by Audrey Hepburn

No Comments 03 July 2007

It’s been over 50 years since Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy met, changing the course of fashion forever. While it may be ancient history to some people, it’s nice to see that even now Audrey is influencing Givenchy, though in a slightly different way. This fall, the Givenchy 2007 makeup collection will feature subtle nods to the one and only Audrey. For example, the 9-colour eyeshadow collection to the left features an Audrey mantra, “Style for Life,” etched into the mirror. There are other goodies that also feature Audrey quotes, along with two shades of lipstick that I’m fairly sure are Audrey-inspired or worn (they’re called Interdit, and her personal perfume was called L’Interdit), but I’ll let you peruse for yourself at Makeup Bag, where I found all of this fantastic stuff.

Sometimes it pays to be a girl, doesn’t it, ladies? 🙂


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