Audrey in Diamonds

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.

More Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn costume tips

If you missed it the first time around, here’s part one of the costume tips. I’ve found even more great items to put together a really fantastic Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly costume, so keep reading!

1. Opera gloves. How could you forget opera gloves? If you’d really like to look classy, try to find some above the elbow length gloves, which make for a more formal, elegant look. I’ve found some beautiful satin gloves in a vast array of colours, so you can do black for Holly Golightly or white/cream for a Princess Ann or Eliza Doolittle look.

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Trick-or-treat for UNICEF

The “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Hallween” article has been doing so well, but I thought of something that could be added to it. What if, instead of carrying a chic black purse with your smashing costume, you carried a little orange box instead? It might not look as pretty, but by trick-or-treating for UNICEF you would not only be looking like Audrey, but acting like her as well. You wouldn’t have to collect a lot, because every little bit helps, and you can also get your friends in on it with you by going to UNICEF’s site and ordering boxes for the whole group. You create your own fundraiser, be it by trick-or-treating, a bake sale, a car wash, a haunted house, whatever you can think of! Then UNICEF will send you your little boxes. You collect change for them and mail the money back, and you’ve just made a child’s life better. It really doesn’t get any easier than that, especially if you would like to be more involved in charitable acts but don’t have a lot of time or money (or both). Continue reading “Trick-or-treat for UNICEF”

How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Halloween

It’s that time of year again … Halloween! And I’ve noticed that a lot of people have been searching for an Audrey Hepburn costume, so here’s everything you need all in one convenient post. Since most women tend to do Holly Golightly as an easily recognizable Audrey costume, most of these tips are Breakfast at Tiffany’s oriented. The film was recently voted the most stylish film of all time, so it’s hard to go wrong as Holly Golightly! Continue reading “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Halloween”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s the most fashionable film

In celebration of London’s Fashion Week, Lovefilm.com commissioned a survey asking film fans what they thought was the most fashionable film in movie history. A 46 year-old film by the name of Breakfast at Tiffany’s came in at number one, and Holly Golightly was thought of as the most elegant and iconic character ever portrayed. Not a bad way to go down in history, is it? You can read more about the survey and Breakfast‘s runners-up here if you’d like.

Audrey in Love

There’s a Spanish artist named Paco Chica who specializes in pop art. I received an email from him recently, and he’s done an installment featuring Audrey Hepburn called “Audrey in Love”. I’ve posted all of them here (my favourite to the left), but please feel free to visit his website to learn more about him, see other pieces he’s done, and contact him if you like what you see. Continue reading “Audrey in Love”

Goodbye, José; please learn by example

As many of you might know by now, last week José Luis de Vilallonga died at age 83. Jose was known in the Audrey Hepburn world as the man who played the dashing Brazilian boyfriend of Holly Golightly, José da Silva Pereira. José was a man of many talents, though, as he was also an author and a highly respected aristocrat, writing as a journalist and publishing the official biography of King Juan Carlos of Spain. You can read more about José’s fascinating life here. Continue reading “Goodbye, José; please learn by example”

How to look like Holly Golightly; Audrey interview from 1990

A few days ago I got a message from askmemakeup on You Tube, telling me about a new makeup video she’s done instructing women on how to get the Holly Golightly look in makeup. I watched it last night, and wow! It’s really good. I’ve always had a difficult time with false eyelashes (maybe due to my real eyelashes — they’ve been likened to giraffe eyelashes), but after watching this video I really want to try it again, and I have a good feeling I’d finally get it right. Watch for yourself, then try for yourself! Continue reading “How to look like Holly Golightly; Audrey interview from 1990”

House of Givenchy still inspired by Audrey Hepburn

It’s been over 50 years since Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy met, changing the course of fashion forever. While it may be ancient history to some people, it’s nice to see that even now Audrey is influencing Givenchy, though in a slightly different way. This fall, the Givenchy 2007 makeup collection will feature subtle nods to the one and only Audrey. For example, the 9-colour eyeshadow collection to the left features an Audrey mantra, “Style for Life,” etched into the mirror. There are other goodies that also feature Audrey quotes, along with two shades of lipstick that I’m fairly sure are Audrey-inspired or worn (they’re called Interdit, and her personal perfume was called L’Interdit), but I’ll let you peruse for yourself at Makeup Bag, where I found all of this fantastic stuff.

Sometimes it pays to be a girl, doesn’t it, ladies? 🙂

local Audrey Hepburn artwork

I like to feature some handmade Audrey Hepburn artwork when I can, especially when it’s made out of pure love for art — and Audrey, of course. Yesterday I was out wandering the city when I came across a small chocolate shop called Chocolate Covered. I went in out of curiosity (and maybe the need for a good single origin chocolate bar) and stumbled across some great Audrey artwork! The owner of Chocolate Covered keeps his hands very full by not only running the shop, but by also making art tins. Half of the walls are covered with tins showcasing every major street in San Francisco, and the other half are tins with just about every celebrity you’d ever expect to find. The tins are covered with beautiful blue-tinted photographs and Japanese paper, and make for very mellow art. I found a few pictures of Audrey on the wall and left my contact information for the owner. He called back today and said that “by far, Audrey Hepburn is the bestseller” out of all his tins. I can see why! He also said that there are usually a lot more than what was up, but he’s been running a little short on time lately and so his Audrey stock is depleted. Continue reading “local Audrey Hepburn artwork”