It’s Audrey Day again! Yes, it’s Audrey Hepburn’s 83rd birthday today, and while she is not with us physically, her spirit is as strong as ever. She still influences millions of people with her grace, style, class, and humanitarian works, and it’s still as heartwarming to hear about her influences now as it was when I first started this old thing 9 years ago.
I thought it would be a nice celebration to share what others are saying and doing in honor of Audrey. The cake to the left wasn’t made for Audrey’s birthday, but rather a fan’s birthday. Still, isn’t it just gorgeous? I’d almost feel bad eating it. Almost! It was made by The Cocoa Cakery, and they were kind enough to share photos of all their lovely works on Flickr.
Celebuzz remembers Audrey by putting together a slideshow of celebrities who are inspired by Audrey’s fashion, ranging from Lady Gaga to Ashley Greene, which you can view here. (The photo of Liv Tyler in the slideshow is actually from the Timeless Audrey exhibit! And Liv was also a Givenchy spokesmodel a few years ago.)
There was also a special 10th anniversary ceremony at the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House in New Jersey today, and Natalie Portman was there, along with Audrey’s older son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer. Natalie is a godmother to the Children’s House and was onhand for the opening, so it’s only appropriate that she celebrates the hospital’s continuing success. PopSugar has some photos and more information on what Natalie’s been doing lately.
Jezebel gave Audrey a little shout out as well, with a funny clip from Breakfast at Tiffany’s thrown in for fun.
And Politicus USA has a really lovely, well-written article on Audrey’s humanitarian past and humbleness. It seems only fitting to close the post with something that reminds us of Audrey’s troubled past, and how it only served to make her into a better person that used her experiences to help others.
The important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.