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.

fashion, Films, homage, inspiration

another great Holly Golightly sleep mask

Comments Off on another great Holly Golightly sleep mask 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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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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fashion

A Tiffany store even Holly Golightly could afford

1 Comment 24 October 2007

Exciting news for all you aspiring Holly Golightlys out there! Tiffany & Co. has announced that they are launching a new chain of jewelry stores that are more widely available, and with more affordable merchandise. The new shops, which will be much smaller and offer most of Tiffany’s selection — barring their trademark engagement rings — will be called Tiffany & Co. Collections. The first such shop is set to open sometime in 2008, though I’m not sure where. You can read more about the new line here, if you’d like. No word on whether or not they will engrave Cracker Jack rings for you, or if you can have breakfast at these shops.

beauty, tributes

Audrey Hepburn in the Ultimate Hotties list

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn in the Ultimate Hotties list 22 October 2007

I forgot to mention when I posted the Entertainment Weekly articles that Audrey Hepburn was also mentioned on the magazine’s website. EW is currently polling their readers via the site to see who the Ultimate Hottie is. The contest is still ongoing, but in the Ultimate Female Hotties: The 60s and Earlier, Audrey is definitely on the list:

Ultimate Hottie Moment Wearing a slinky black dress and clutching a long, skinny cigarette holder in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

You can see Audrey’s page in the list here, and view the competition in general here.

Films, tributes

Holly Golightly’s earplugs

1 Comment 19 October 2007

By now you know how to live like Holly Golightly, have her clawfoot bathtub-turned sofa, have the wardrobe and sleep mask, but what’s missing? Ah! The blue tasseled earplugs she uses to block out the noise of New York, the telephone (though stuck in a suitcase), and that pesky door buzzer. Thankfully, some clever person at ecrater.com has come to our rescue and made a replica of Holly’s earplugs for you to wear, and they actually reduce noise as well.

inspiration, tributes

an oil paint obsession with Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on an oil paint obsession with Audrey Hepburn 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!

Comments Off on Watch it while you can! 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

Comments Off on show us your Audrey style 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

Comments Off on The influence never ends 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.

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