auction, Events, fashion, Givenchy

another Audrey Hepburn dress up for auction

Comments Off on another Audrey Hepburn dress up for auction 07 November 2007

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Audrey Hepburn dresses up for auction in such a short period of time! Just this morning it was announced that Christie’s would have a film memorabilia sale at its auction house in South Kensington on December 19th, and a dress made for and worn by Audrey in Charade will be up for sale. Unfortunately, Christie’s website doesn’t have any details about this auction up yet, so I can’t find out which dress it is. I’ll keep checking, though, and let you know as soon as I find any information.

In the meantime, you can read more about the auction as a whole here, and see some other great pieces that will be up for sale that day.

auction, Events

yet another Audrey Hepburn auction

Comments Off on yet another Audrey Hepburn auction 02 November 2007

Are you in the market for a small piece of Audrey Hepburn memorabilia, maybe one that isn’t instantly recognizable? Then I may have the auction for you! Bonhams & Butterfields is having an auction in Los Angeles on December 9th full of film and animation memorabilia. One of their lots, which they are making quite a big deal about, is the inkwell from Professor Henry Higgins’s desk in My Fair Lady.

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charity, inspiration

stars of today channeling the stars of yesterday

Comments Off on stars of today channeling the stars of yesterday 01 November 2007

Us Weekly’s website has a new article up about the celebrities of today channeling the stars of yesterday. Thankfully, there’s no mention of Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears here! And, not surprisingly, Natalie Portman is considered yet again to be our generation’s answer to Audrey Hepburn, not just for her looks, but for her humanitarian work helping third world women with FINCA International. Don’t forget the fact that Natalie donned the most famous little black dress in the world (left) before it was sold at auction, too.

What do you think?

charity, Events, exhibit, fashion, Givenchy

A passion for fashion

Comments Off on A passion for fashion 26 October 2007

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.

charity, fashion

Audreybags

Comments Off on Audreybags 25 October 2007

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.

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Books, charity, Guides, how to

Audrey Hepburn and celebrity diplomacy

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn and celebrity diplomacy 10 October 2007

A new book on celebrities and international affairs has just been released, called Celebrity Diplomacy. In it, author Andrew Cooper discusses how the growing trend of celebrity diplomats has changed and molded the very art of diplomacy itself, and also acts as a guide for future celebrities looking to go into a more humanitarian field during or after their careers. While Angelina Jolie and Bono may get a lot of attention now for their meetings with Congress and the UN for their causes, only two women can be traced back to the firm roots of celebrity diplomats: Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana. At least that’s how it is according to Cooper. The book looks like it’s a very fascinating read, especially considering the fact that the growing number of celebrity endorsements for humanitarian aid and calls to awareness are really, literally changing the art of diplomacy for anyone involved, well-known or not. You can read more about the book here, if you’re interested.

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Events, fashion, style

Honolulu’s first Fashion Week celebrates Audrey style

Comments Off on Honolulu’s first Fashion Week celebrates Audrey style 09 October 2007

As Honolulu, Hawaii holds their first Fashion Week, The Honolulu Advertiser brings back their recurring article, My Fashion Icon. Today’s item is about a young woman named Willow Chang and her fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn. The article mainly focuses on what Willow has to say about Audrey — beautiful, kind things, focusing equally on Audrey as a fashion icon and Audrey as a deeply feeling and caring person. Willow also theorizes on where Audrey would hang out in Hawaii, what she would be wearing now, and even what roles she would be taking if she were in her prime now. There’s also photos of Willow in her off the rack finds that she’s put together to get her own version of Audrey style, something that any of you can easily do with a little determination and a lot of patience. To read the full article and see pictures, go here.

Crafts, Events, inspiration

Audrey in Diamonds

Comments Off on Audrey in Diamonds 04 October 2007

In what may be the most expensive piece of Audrey Hepburn fan art yet, artist David Smith has made a painting of Audrey as Holly Golightly using 11,000 hand-placed rhinestones. You can see the picture to the left, unfortunately that’s the best I could find so far. But if you’re in the Clydebank (West Dunbartonshire) area, or will be anytime in the next two weeks, then you may want to stop in the Gate Gallery, Drumchapel and see the piece for yourself. If you really like it, you can even bid on it through ArtRunner.com, but bidding starts at £380.00. If you’d like to find out more about the artist and his exhibit, you can go here.

Events, Films, screening

Audrey Hepburn double feature coming soon…

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn double feature coming soon… 02 October 2007

If you are in the Madison, Wisconsin area or will be in December, then you might want to drop in the Westgate Art Cinemas. They’ll be playing an Audrey Hepburn double feature there for a week, with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday, two of Audrey’s most beloved films. No specific dates are up yet, but you can check back near the end of November and even order tickets online. You can also read more about Westgate’s Great Performances series here if you’d like.

Crafts, Events, exhibit, fashion, sewing

The Golden Age of Couture now open

Comments Off on The Golden Age of Couture now open 01 October 2007

Just a quick reminder to Audrey’s UK fans that “The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957” is now open at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. I first mentioned this exhibit back in March when I first heard about it,* but since then the Museum has put up a special website dedicated to the exhibit. It’s really nice because it has a fraction of the collection up for viewing, and a Givenchy couture gown is one of the featured, a beautiful one at that. From the site you can send e-cards with preselected pictures of couture items, and book tickets if you’re available to go. The coolest part of all is that you can download and print out a pattern for a couture-inspired dress, which you can then make at home! If you’re really into shoes, there is also a competition to send in your original shoe designs for a chance to have your design shown on the V&A website. Intrigued? Click here to see more.

*Reminder: the blue cape Audrey wore in Funny Face is on display at this exhibit.

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