behind the scenes, Films

How did they do that?

Comments Off on How did they do that? 03 March 2013

web7_1Since the chocolate advert that brought Audrey back to life aired last weekend, people have been abuzz over the commercial. Some think it’s classic and timeless, while others cringe and simply ask why. Most of all, people ask, how? How on earth did the creators make a new Audrey Hepburn that seemed so lifelike and interacted with real actors, yet wasn’t real?

I’ve watched the ad quite a few times and still couldn’t figure it out – until I found this article on The Verge.

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Books, Crafts, fashion, Featured, Guides, how to, sewing, style

There’s still time!

2 Comments 27 September 2012

Have you chosen your Halloween costume yet? Have you bought it/made it yet? If you wanted to be Audrey but haven’t been able to decide which version of Audrey to be, don’t fret. You have plenty of options.

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Books, charity, picture book

Audrey A Roma in book form

1 Comment 23 March 2012

The last big news item on Audrey Hepburn was an exhibit in Italy showcasing Audrey’s life in Rome. The exhibit was sadly short-lived, yet still managed to raise nearly $100,000 for UNICEF! If you couldn’t make it out to Rome to visit the exhibit, but desperately wanted to see the displays of Audrey’s clothes, personal belongings, and candid photographs, never fear: a special book curated by her son Luca Dotti has been released with 192 pages of text and pictures for your enjoyment.

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Books, Events, exhibit, picture book

Audrey A Roma

Comments Off on Audrey A Roma 19 October 2011

Exciting news! There will be a new exhibit on Audrey Hepburn in Rome, Italy, running from October 26th through December 4th. While there will be photos and personal items of Audrey’s on display, this exhibit is different from Timeless Audrey, the exhibit that has been displayed in Germany and Japan and select other locations. Audrey A Roma is a special exhibit showcasing the years Audrey lived as an Italian housewife whilst married to her second husband, Andrea Dotti.

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Books, charity, gifts, shopping

Limited edition art for a good cause

1 Comment 16 June 2011

I’m well aware of the fact that you all love the illustrations for Just Being Audrey by now. How could you not love Julia Denos’s adorable drawings of a rosy-cheeked Audrey? Well, if you own the book but would like something more, maybe something worth framing or sending off to friends, Julia has just opened a shop with limited edition prints, both of illustrations from the book and never before seen drawings, plus a darling set of greeting cards. The prints are $50-150, while the note cards are more affordable at $25, but with all of these, proceeds go to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. Isn’t that great? You get something you love, you support an artist, and children in need are helped as well. Everybody wins.

Books, contest

check your email!

Comments Off on check your email! 03 May 2011

Finally, after much deliberation (and some sweet agony), my lovely assistant and I have chosen the three lucky people to win a free copy of Just Being Audrey. So check your email!

If you weren’t selected in this contest … please don’t take it personally, or think anything badly about your entry. They were all good, and they were all taken to heart and thought over carefully. It was extremely difficult to just choose three out of so many quality entries, and if I had the funds, I would definitely have sent every single one of you a book. Rest assured, if I ever win the lottery, I will split the funds between you lovely people and UNICEF. :)

But fear not, because there will always be more contests! Thank you again to every single person who entered and shared such wonderful memories and thoughts, and please know that all of you touched our hearts with your letters. Audrey has the best fans.

Special thanks again and again to Kath for all of her help during this contest.

Books, contest, inspiration, picture book, tributes

Just Being Audrey giveaway contest!

Comments Off on Just Being Audrey giveaway contest! 19 March 2011

You’ve waited long enough, now here it is: I will be giving away three (3) copies of the gorgeous children’s picture book Just Being Audrey. Highly acclaimed and already deeply loved, this book is short and sweet and beautifully written. Designed for children but accessible to all, the book gives a lovely summary of Audrey’s life, from la petite ballerina in Holland to the trendsetting Hollywood icon to the UNICEF ambassador, all illustrated with divine full color (and often full page) drawings.

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Books, picture book

Just Being Audrey arrives!

7 Comments 25 January 2011

I’ve received quite a response from you readers, so now I must have a contest giving away a few copies of this book or you’ll never forgive me. :) The book was just released today though, so be patient as I get things in order!

I also wanted to tell you that if you are on Facebook, the Just Being Audrey page is giving away an autographed copy of the book. All you have to do is leave a comment on the status asking what your favourite Audrey film is and you are entered to win! Their contest runs until Friday, so if you’re interested, go here. Once their contest has ended and the winner announced I think I will start up my contest. I think giving away 3 copies ought to be good.

Oh, and just to clarify: my contests are always open world-wide, not just to US residents. If you can receive packages then you can enter.

Books, picture book, style

Just Being Audrey

13 Comments 17 January 2011

Hello everyone! I hope you are all happy and well in this new year. My apologies for falling behind on the news a bit, it’s been busy, but I have a peace offering.

Next week the sweetest children’s book is coming out, Just Being Audrey. I’m sure some of you have already heard about it, but if not, just look at how darling it is. I love the illustrations so much, don’t you? If you do, click here to go to the illustrator’s blog and see a few more pictures from the book, which she was kind enough to share from her advance copy of the book.

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behind the scenes, Books, inspiration

Off the C(H)uff with Sam Wasson

2 Comments 20 July 2010

I’ve just stumbled across an interview with Sam Wasson on Huffington Post, author of the new book Fifth Avenue, 5 AM. I know I’ve featured this book quite a few times already, and even an interview or two with the author, but I think this one in particular deserves some attention because it gives far more light into the book and why it was written than any other article I’ve read so far. It’s a good read, fairly short but entertaining and packed with information, and it also features the Breakfast at Tiffany’s trailer that yours truly posted on YouTube a few years ago. :)

I shall be getting a copy soon to review for you, but in the meantime, has anyone read it or at least flipped through it in the bookstore? What are your thoughts?

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