charity, inspiration

stars of today channeling the stars of yesterday

No Comments 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?

fashion, Films, homage, inspiration

another great Holly Golightly sleep mask

No Comments 26 October 2007

Yet another great Audrey find today! The mastermind behind How to Be Lovely (aka Life is Marvelous) has found a really fantastic Breakfast at Tiffany’s sleep mask. The Fred Flare version of Holly’s turquoise mask is part of the “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly For Halloween” post, but this new mask is just amazing. It’s an exact replica of Holly’s mask, down to the three-dimensional eyelids with gems peeping out as the sleepiest little eyes.

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inspiration, tributes

an oil paint obsession with Audrey Hepburn

No Comments 17 October 2007

I’ve just found an excellent story that I’m sure everyone will love! From the North Devon Gazette comes the story of John Pollitt, an 84 year old retired metalworker who hasn’t painted in more than 50 years. A while ago he was in a video store and came across Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady. Intrigued, he bought the films and watched them at home and wanted to know more about leading lady Audrey Hepburn. He then bought a book biography on her and started watching biography programs on her when they were on TV, and finally dusted off his paint supplies and started painting her. So far there are 16 portraits of Audrey, from Audrey as Holly Golightly to Audrey in her final role as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF, holding a small child. You can read the full, wonderful story here, which I highly recommend.

I just love reading stories like this, don’t you?

Films, inspiration

Watch it while you can!

No Comments 15 October 2007

For those of you coming here for Audrey Hepburn costume help, don’t hesitate to click the link on the right. But if you would like to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s for a little help and inspiration and don’t have a copy available, you may want to go here and watch it on YouTube. I don’t know how long it will be up, but enjoy it while you can! And leave a thank you for the person who was kind enough to put it up for everyone to enjoy.

inspiration, lookalikes, tributes

show us your Audrey style

No Comments 15 October 2007

I’ve noticed that lots of people have been coming here for Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly costume tips, and it got me curious. I would love to see what you guys look like dressed as Audrey! So I have a proposition for you: if you feel comfortable with this, I would love to see pictures of you dressed in your Audrey Hepburn best. It could be your Halloween costume or just an everyday outfit, but take a pic and send it in! They will be posted here and on our MySpace blog (with first name only, no full names for privacy and safety), and you will automatically be entered in our latest contest. One first place winner and two runners-up will be chosen at random by names drawn out of a hat. I must stress that you will not in any way be judged by your appearance or looks for this contest. It is strictly for fun and to encourage other fans to dress up and show off!

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fashion, inspiration

The influence never ends

No Comments 14 October 2007

Just a quick note to let everyone know that eagle-eyed reader Amy Beth has spotted another great Audrey-style dress from Target. This one is the Merona Full Skirt TRW dress and has a tie-front waist and a flared skirt, very cute and stylish, and not unlike Holly Golightly’s tie-front dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You can see the picture to the left and learn more about the dress by clicking on the name.

Crafts, fashion, Guides, how to, inspiration, sewing, shopping, tributes

Audrey Hepburn sewing patterns: Fall 2007

4 Comments 13 October 2007

It seems I’ve been remiss in my duties again. A lot of women have been searching for Audrey Hepburn, Holly Golightly, or Breakfast at Tiffany’s sewing patterns so they can make their own costumes for Halloween (or everyday life, because Audrey Hepburn is year-round!), and I just left you to your own devices. I’ve felt guilty, though, and all day yesterday I scoured the Internet for suitable patterns to make you dream Audrey costume. Be prepared and take notes, because there’s a lot here! I’m also going to make this a regular theme, updating once a season for any new patterns, so check back once in a while for new goodies.

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Films, homage, inspiration, tributes

“Gossip Girl” shout-out to Breakfast at Tiffany’s

No Comments 11 October 2007

There’s a new show on the CW (in America) called “Gossip Girl.” It’s just started, but last night on episode 4, the show opened with an homage to the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I’ve put a clip I found below, but until I figure out how to cue up YouTube videos to just play the bits I want, I’m afraid you’ll have to skip to the 1:32 mark and play until 2:23 to see the whole thing. Watching beyond that is optional:

Edit: The video has been taken down, but I do have screengrabs for you. Maybe someday the clip will be put up and can stay up, but in the meantime, these will have to do. Just imagine “Moon River” playing in your head and you’ve got it.

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beauty, Books, fashion, Guides, how to, inspiration, picture book

Audrey Hepburn makeup tips

No Comments 09 October 2007

I’ve been throwing out tons of tips lately on how to look like Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly for Halloween lately, but what about in everyday life? That’s where the book Audrey Style comes in. The first Audrey Hepburn book I ever bought, this book is in equal parts a tribute to her enduring sense of style, impact on the world of fashion, and tips on how to get your own Audrey style. There’s a section in the middle that gives simple, step-by-step instructions on how to do your everyday makeup to look like Audrey, and you even get a variety of styles to choose from (click for full-sized version):

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Crafts, inspiration

Audrey Hepburn notecards

No Comments 04 October 2007

Monkey Do Collective is a cute, crafty website with lots of neat little things to covet. But the one I covet the most, and you probably will too, are these fabulous Audrey Hepburn notecards. They come in sets of five, $8 a set, and are blank on the inside so you can make the cards mean whatever you want, which is nice. You can see different views of the cards here, as well as order some if you must have them.

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