Events, screening

Breakfast at Tiffany’s screening in Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Comments Off on Breakfast at Tiffany’s screening in Hollywood Forever Cemetery 01 August 2011

It sounds macabre, I know, but for those of you not from L.A., watching films in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a great pastime of ours. Every weekend during the summer, we confab with picnic blankets, lawn chairs and even air mattresses to eat, drink, and watch a classic film under the stars. (Yes, even we have a few stars in the sky.)

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auction, Events, fashion

Audrey Hepburn’s My Fair Lady Ascot dress sold – again

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn’s My Fair Lady Ascot dress sold – again 22 June 2011

It was nearly 10 years ago that I went to a nondescript building in Beverly Hills and got to see Audrey Hepburn’s iconic black and white Ascot races dress from My Fair Lady before it was sold at auction for $100,000. (The hat was included as well.) I even got to take a picture with it! Back then, it was sold to a man who had grand ideas to open up his own memorabilia museum.

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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.

Events, remakes, theatre

Keira still shadowing Audrey

2 Comments 19 May 2011

I just happened to hear about this by accident, but apparently Keira Knightley has been performing in a West End production of The Children’s Hour – taking on Audrey Hepburn’s old role of Karen Wright. The show opened around the end of January and I’m not sure how much longer it will be around, but Keira has been getting mixed reviews. Mainly upbeat, though the Daily Mail says there’s still room for improvement.

You may remember that Keira was in serious talks to star in a film remake of My Fair Lady before it fell through, and that the remake is still in development. This is twice now that Keira has wanted to recreate an Audrey Hepburn film role, and her first time actually doing it. Any thoughts on her choices in this regard?

auction, Events, exhibit, fashion

Funny Face hat up for auction

1 Comment 05 May 2011

Another big Hollywood memorabilia auction is coming up, and this time the bright yellow/orange/green hat Audrey wore while singing “How Long Has This Been Going On?” in Funny Face is going up on the block.

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Events, exhibit

The Audrey Hepburn Collection by Bob Willoughby exhibit in London

1 Comment 04 May 2011

If you love looking at pictures of Audrey Hepburn – and really, who doesn’t? – then you most certainly have seen photographs of her that were taken by Bob Willoughby. You may not know his name, but rest assured, you know his work and love it.

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Books, contest

check your email!

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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.

contest, Events

contest now closed

Comments Off on contest now closed 27 March 2011

Just a quick note to say that the contest has now closed, and thank each and every one of you who entered! I haven’t read all of the letters yet, but based on what I have read, this won’t be an easy decision. So many entries were just fantastic, I really really wish I could afford to send every single one of you a book!

Winners will be announced shortly. Thanks again for entering!

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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Events, exhibit, fashion

pictures of the Fernanda Gattinoni exhibit

1 Comment 31 July 2010

The recent exhibit on Italian designer Fernanda Gattinoni had its last day in Paris yesterday, but if you couldn’t make the exhibit, no worries. Lovely reader Castor was kind enough to visit and take loads of pictures, which she said I could share with all of you. She was also kind enough to translate the text pertaining to Audrey, which I will copy and paste for you. So, without further ado, Castor’s pictures for everyone to enjoy:

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