Spend Valentine’s Day with Audrey!

Gregory Peck and Audrey HepburnAlright, all my fellow Angelinos, this one is for you: Cinespia is screening Roman Holiday on Valentine’s Day at the Los Angeles Theatre! If you hadn’t planned that far ahead, it’s okay, Cinespia has got your back. In addition to seeing an absolutely fantastic film on the big screen, in and of itself a rare treat, you also get stunning decor, an excuse to dress up, and “complimentary bubbly.” Continue reading “Spend Valentine’s Day with Audrey!”

25 years later

Audrey at the seaIt’s 25 years ago today that Audrey Hepburn left us, and it’s hard to believe for many reasons. But at least she is still far from forgotten.

I know there are quite a few fans out there who weren’t even born when Audrey passed, and there are also quite a few who remember the day quite well. Then there were others, like me, who were alive then, but didn’t know about her, or were too young to remember what had happened. No matter where you are on that spectrum, you’re here now, and you remember her. We all remember and celebrate her in our own ways, and I’d like to share some of my ways, if you don’t mind. Continue reading “25 years later”

Family drama, and an iconic dress goes back into hiding

Sabrina wardrobe testWe’ll start with the slightly nicer news first, which is that the thought-to-be-long-lost black and white ballgown from Sabrina, after being found hidden in a trunk amongst Debbie Reynold’s things and nearly donated to a local thrift shop, was sold at auction last month and went for a whopping $204,000! No word on who bought the dress, or what its future holds, since we never do see these again, do we? Continue reading “Family drama, and an iconic dress goes back into hiding”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s broke another record!

Breakfast at Tiffany's script in LAWhile Christie’s has provided a sales number for the live auction held at their London flagship location, the online auction is ongoing, with the last items ending October 9. News is still scarce, but what I can say for certain is that Breakfast at Tiffany’s now holds the records for most expensive costume from a film, and most expensive film script ever sold at auction!

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The hammer strikes tomorrow

Timeless Audrey in BerlinIn case you’re an Audrey Hepburn fan without internet access, who doesn’t watch the news or read the papers, or have just woken up after an extremely long – and hopefully fulfilling – nap, you might not be aware of a large collection of Audrey’s personal items finishing going to auction at Christie’s London tomorrow. A lot of the items being sold live at auction, or at the ongoing internet auction that started September 19th and will continue until tomorrow, were once used in the traveling Timeless Audrey exhibit. After receiving Christie’s catalog for the auction today, it hit harder than ever that the era of Timeless Audrey is done.

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Who really made the black and white Sabrina gown?

Sabrina gown at Profiles in HistoryAs I’d said before, I’m really, incredibly happy to see the iconic Sabrina dress in the public eye. It hasn’t been getting quite as much attention as the Christie’s auction happening at the end of the month, but I’m sure the excitement will just build – besides, we still have about three weeks until the Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher auctions begin!

While we’re all thrilled that the Sabrina gown has been found and shown to us again, what’s even more exciting is that the auction house, Profiles in History, appear to have also settled a 60 year old debate: who really made the couture frocks Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina?

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The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn at Christie’s Los Angeles

Academy Award and Burberry trench coatAs you should all know by now, Audrey’s two sons are auctioning off a large portion of their mother’s items that they had been fighting over for years. From what I’d heard, the contested belongings were sitting in a storage space here in L.A., and thanks to the courts intervening, they have agreed to sell a lot of things. (If you need more detail, there’s always this post.) Christie’s Los Angeles location had a small assortment of items soon going on the block available for the public to view for three days, so off I went yesterday to look. Here’s some photos for you.

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The iconic black and white ballgown from Sabrina is going to auction

I had completely forgotten that Debbie Reynolds, whom we recently lost, had the divine Givenchy-designed organza dress with detachable train from Sabrina in her collection. But now that she and her daughter Carrie Fisher are gone – something that’s still hard to grasp – some of their items are going to auction next month.

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Audrey Hepburn sewing patterns for 2017

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had one of these, hasn’t it?

I know it’s a little early to be considering Halloween costumes, but it’s always a good time to look for good sewing patterns, if you’re the crafty sort, and always a good time to expand your wardrobe! I personally love sewing and will be studying fashion (again) in the fall, so I went through all of the major patternmakers’ catalogs available in the US and found some good patterns available right now. If you’re interested in expanding your sewing skills, or even to start sewing at home, have a look at these patterns and maybe give one a try.

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