By now everyone must have heard about the Timeless Audrey exhibit. If you haven’t, I shall refresh your memory: it’s a traveling exhibit of memorabilia and personal items from Audrey Hepburn’s public and private life, put together in an intimate, open show where you’re close enough to actually touch certain items if you are so inclined. In fact, Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund executive director Ellen Erwin once said that people were a little too free to touch things — women would walk off with Audrey’s scarves! Anyway, this exhibit was around in New Orleans for a while, then toured Japan extensively for two years. It’s being refurbished right now and is set to tour Europe next year, and who knows where it will go next? Continue reading “Grace Kelly follows Audrey Hepburn’s footsteps”
A couple of days ago, I received a letter from a doctor in India about Audrey. An introduction isn’t really necessary, so here is the letter in full:
Hello,There is something common in our interest..like Audrey Hepburn. I am always the Fan of Lady Audrey Hepburn. Great charity is done by Hepburn team. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn cancer awareness”
Photographer Amy Wenzel recently did a themed photoshoot revolving around Audrey Hepburn. She wanted to recreate the immortal Breakfast at Tiffany’s photo of Audrey as Holly Golightly enjoying her breakfast actually inside Tiffany’s (see photo at left), and made a little documentary showing how this idea became a reality. She didn’t have a specific little girl in mind when she started this, but it all came together nicely in the end, and you will be very charmed by this video: Continue reading “a pint-sized Holly Golightly”
If you are very determined to emulate Holly Golightly, and the previous posts on how to get Holly’s pineapple ‘do, how to get her bathtub couch, and even the WikiHow on How to be Holly Golightly just weren’t enough for you, then faithful reader Alex has another treat for you: you can now purchase Holly’s sleeping mask from Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Fred Flare carries an exact replica of the mask, and isn’t ashamed to admit it’s purely inspired by Audrey Hepburn. As you can see by the picture on the left, it’s a fantastic copy, worthy of the choosiest Audrey or Holly fan. Click here to learn more about it.
For those of you who haven’t marked every Audrey release on your calendar, Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years is now out! If you remember, there was a video review posted at the beginning of the month which had a good preview of what was in the book. That, along with the Search Inside! feature from Amazon, makes me very excited for this book. And now it’s finally here! Click the link above to buy through Amazon. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years is released!”
MTV.com has brought up some interesting articles on Audrey Hepburn lately, but this one irritates much more than it amuses. In “‘Deliverance’ To ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’: Movies We’d Like to See Remade,” the author suggests a few classic movies that, in his opinion, could actually benefit from a remake. Some would do well with the better quality special effects that we have available now, and others would be just plain fun to see with today’s stars (to him). The reasoning behind his idea to remake Breakfast at Tiffany’s takes the cake, though: Continue reading “MTV highly suggests a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
When I find it, I like to profile Audrey Hepburn fan artwork because it’s nice to see people still so influenced by her and willing to make her a part of their art world. I also like to find the not so mainstream art, which means things you usually don’t see mass produced and/or for sale everywhere. I came across a place called Etsy again (I say again because it’s been sitting in my bookmarks forever, and I’d forgotten it was there), and on a whim did a search for Audrey’s name. There was one artist’s work which stood out to me, mainly this painting of Holly Golightly knitting from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (left). It’s a limited edition print in a run of 50 on canvas that you can have just on canvas, or stretched on a wooden frame, if you’re more into 3-D wall hangings. I just really like the drawing style in general, so I wanted to share! Continue reading “Ode to Audrey Hepburn”
AZCentral.com has a story up about a hot new jewelry franchise called Filthy Rich. This store specializes in licensed reproductions of movie and celebrity jewelry, like Audrey’s pieces from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While their website is still under construction, you can see a few Marilyn Monroe reproductions on Be The Boss, as well as franchise information if you were interested in selling their jewelry yourself. In the article from AZ Central, owner Laurin Ogawa (who started the business with her mum) says that the Marilyn jewelry and the Audrey Hepburn pieces always do well with the young girls. It’s nice to know that young girls aspire to dress and look like Audrey above some contemporary role models they could choose from.
In the midst of Paris Fashion Week and all the new collections coming out for fall 2007, it’s nice to hear that Audrey Hepburn is still alive and well on the catwalks. In spite (or because?) of Gap’s usage of her last year, women everywhere still aspire to her cigarette trousers, little black dresses, large glasses, and all around aura of sophistication and class. Bend Weekly has an article discussing Audrey’s lasting power in the world of fashion and even provide a checklist to make sure you have all the Audrey essentials in your closet. Remember, Holly Golightly had a small, bare closet in her flat, but she still managed to always look smashing. If she can do it, you can do it. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn is still hip”
If you didn’t end up watching the Oscars last night, Audrey Hepburn herself was featured! During a segment on writers in cinema, a clip from Paris When It Sizzles was shown. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the film, Audrey plays a typist named Gabrielle Simpson who is hired to type a non-existent script for slacker screenwriter Richard Benson, played by William Holden. There was also an Audrey-inspired commercial that aired during the ceremonies. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn at the Oscars”