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.
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.
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”
A few years ago there was a fantastic Italian/English Audrey Hepburn fansite run by a wonderful young lady by the name of Sandra. She was very kind to me when The Fabulous Audrey Hepburn was just starting, and one Christmas she sent her international friends a copy of an Italian comic book called Julia. It was about a young woman who solved crimes, and the character was obviously based on Audrey. The comic itself was very good (from what I could translate — my Italian is about as rusty as can be), and it’s being turned into a PC game! An Italian development company by the name of Artematica is developing it, but no word is out yet on the plot. You can find a little more information here, and if I can get around to it, I’ll scan more of my comic for you to go through.
And a big thank you to Sandra for giving me this comic in the first place. Her site, sadly, is no longer around, but her impact on me still lingers and I’m sure she’s still the same fantastic person she was back then. Thank you, Sandy!
Thanks to quissuer711 at the Audrey Hepburn Circle, there’s a fantastic “new” story about spending the weekend with Audrey. Apparently way back in 1951, before anyone really knew the name Audrey Hepburn, a scientist was asked to entertain a friend’s house guest, the guest being none other than Audrey. The two became chummy and kept in touch over the years, and I won’t ruin any more for you. Read the whole story here and judge for yourself how you like this story. Continue reading “A Weekend With Audrey Hepburn”
First up, a few theatres in America have been publishing their upcoming attractions on line and making it into Google news, so you might be able to catch Audrey on the silver screen soon!
San Diego’s recently renovated North Park Theatre will be running a film festival called “Fabulous Faces of the Fifties.” Audrey is, of course, one of those fabulous faces, and if you’re in the area, Roman Holiday will be playing January 11-14. For more information, go here. Continue reading “Audrey at a theatre near you; Edie Sedgwick and stencils”
There’s a really excellent article about UNICEF and the trials and tribulations of charities in the Guardian today. We’ve been seeing more and more articles popping up lately talking about the celebrity charity drive and how it can actually hurt charities more than help them, and this article lists some of UNICEF’s more recent issues with its image and its partnerships. It also talks about certain big labels doing two-faced work by making their clothes via Third World sweatshops, yet launching conscientious items or lines to raise money for Third World citizens. *cough* Gap Red! *cough* It of course mentions Audrey’s work and how she sort of started the celebrity spokesperson trend (though really the credit should go to Danny Kaye, who worked for 40 years as a Goodwill Ambassador and got Audrey involved), and how there are special classes celebrities take now to learn about charities and become spokespeople. Classes. It all seems very strange. Still, I highly recommend reading the whole article. Continue reading “UNICEF, pearls, and the lasting power of Audrey Hepburn”
There’s an article critiquing the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar (the one with Natalie Portman in Audrey’s dress) here. While the author says good things about the dress and Natalie’s short article, she doesn’t much care for the rest of the magazine. The reason? The women in it are too thin. Thankfully, she doesn’t cast blame with Audrey, but still, it’s a glossy fashion magazine — what were you expecting?
We also have a new submission to the lookalikes page, which you can see here. Don’t forget that the lookalikes is totally run by you, the fans, and I don’t submit any of my own. So if you know of an actress or other well-known person that resembles Audrey, send your suggestions to us! There may be voting on the lookalikes soon, to rate which ones look the most like Audrey . . . Continue reading “a verdict on Harper’s, a hint at the next photo gallery”