Finally, the big day is here. I hope everyone has their Audrey Hepburn (or Holly Golightly) costumes all set and ready to go. Don’t forget, if you love your costume and would like to use your style and hard work for a chance to win some free Audrey goodies, enter the costume contest! Click the link to the right for more details. If you don’t have an Audrey costume or are shy about showing your costume, it’s okay, you can enter too. You just have to like getting free things to enter. 🙂 Continue reading “Happy Halloween!”
Since it’s practically Halloween already, I’m going to talk about a great scary movie, Wait Until Dark. It was Audrey Hepburn’s last film before retiring for ten years to focus on her children and family, and the last film for which she earned an Oscar nomination. It’s also the last film of hers that was scored by the fantastic Henry Mancini, who wrote “Moon River” for dear Audrey. This soundtrack was a huge departure for Mancini, who usually does what would now be considered as lounge or soft pop music. Unfortunately, the soundtrack was never officially released, so it’s impossible to find. It was never on vinyl, sadly, and was never on CD … until now! After searching high and low for this, there seems to be only one place that offers the Wait Until Dark soundtrack. Continue reading “Wait Until Dark Soundtrack”
There are no two ways around it: Audrey Hepburn is a style icon. But what makes her an icon? What can you do to be your own style icon? According to Nina Garcia’s new book, The Little Black Book of Style, you just have to be yourself. What makes the great fashion icons — Audrey, Jackie O., Marilyn Monroe — stand out from the crowd is the fact that they ultimately forgot about what was in fashion from season to season and focused on what worked best for them, building their own style. Garcia and Givenchy think the same: both have said that anyone can be in fashion, buying the latest looks, but not everyone has style, knowing what works for them and making it their own. Continue reading “How to be your own fashion guru”
I must say, UK Audrey fans are pretty lucky right now. There’s the Golden Age of Couture show currently running at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which has on display the distinctive blue cape Audrey Hepburn wore as Jo Stockton in Funny Face, and now there’s a new, one day only display of Funny Face costumes in Buckingham. Buckingham’s Film Place will have various costumes (no word on which ones) from the stylish film on display for November 2nd only, so you might want to pen that in now! The proceeds from this event and many others that are taking place that week are to benefit local schools, so it will be for a good cause as well as being beautiful and entertaining. You can read more about all of the exhibits that will be on display here, along with contact information for tickets.
Yet another great Audrey find today! The mastermind behind How to Be Lovely (aka Life is Marvelous) has found a really fantastic Breakfast at Tiffany’s sleep mask. The Fred Flare version of Holly’s turquoise mask is part of the “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly For Halloween” post, but this new mask is just amazing. It’s an exact replica of Holly’s mask, down to the three-dimensional eyelids with gems peeping out as the sleepiest little eyes. Continue reading “another great Holly Golightly sleep mask”
There’s some big news today! Huge thanks to sharp-eyed reader Alanna for finding out that the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund is set to release a limited-edition line of handmade Italian purses with Audrey’s image on them! There are 12 different designs, with 36 bags of each design being made. So that means a scant 432 bags were made, making it very limited edition. Continue reading “Audreybags”
Exciting news for all you aspiring Holly Golightlys out there! Tiffany & Co. has announced that they are launching a new chain of jewelry stores that are more widely available, and with more affordable merchandise. The new shops, which will be much smaller and offer most of Tiffany’s selection — barring their trademark engagement rings — will be called Tiffany & Co. Collections. The first such shop is set to open sometime in 2008, though I’m not sure where. You can read more about the new line here, if you’d like. No word on whether or not they will engrave Cracker Jack rings for you, or if you can have breakfast at these shops.
Okay everybody, someone needs your help! Today I received a letter from a nice fellow who would really like to find an exact replica of Holly’s cat mask from the five and dime in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He’s searched everywhere and I’ve searched everywhere and we can’t seem to find it. Has anyone ever come across this mask, or know of a place that makes these now? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, especially if it could be ordered online and shipped before Halloween. Just leave a comment below, and thank you in advance!
I forgot to mention when I posted the Entertainment Weekly articles that Audrey Hepburn was also mentioned on the magazine’s website. EW is currently polling their readers via the site to see who the Ultimate Hottie is. The contest is still ongoing, but in the Ultimate Female Hotties: The 60s and Earlier, Audrey is definitely on the list:
Ultimate Hottie Moment Wearing a slinky black dress and clutching a long, skinny cigarette holder in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I’ve been catching up on my Entertainment Weekly issues (I still don’t know how or why I’m getting them in the first place), and I noticed that they actually reviewed the 50th anniversary edition of Funny Face. What’s more: they’re actually huge fans of Kay Thompson! I’ve scanned it to share with you: