Films, homage, inspiration, tributes

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

Comments Off on “Gossip Girl” shout-out to Breakfast at Tiffany’s 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, fashion, tributes

For Audrey

Comments Off on For Audrey 05 October 2007

China Glaze makes nail polish in about every colour imaginable. They’ve created a special varnish called “For Audrey,” (alternately “Something Blue”) and if the shade looks familiar, that’s because it’s Tiffany blue. Yes, they somehow managed to get the rights to use Tiffany’s trademark turquoise-but-not and make a polish named in Audrey’s honor. It seems to be a little hard to get, but I’ve found that 8ty8beauty has plenty in stock at $2.48 a bottle. Not a bad deal, right? Unfortunately shipping isn’t automatically figured in to your order, so you’ll either have to write and ask them (be sure to state how many bottles you’ll be wanting and where it’ll be shipped to), or take a guess. I asked the shipping price for 4-5 bottles and it was $6, so all in all it’s pretty reasonable! If you’d like, you can order here.

charity, Events, inner beauty, inspiration, tributes

Trick-or-treat for UNICEF

Comments Off on Trick-or-treat for UNICEF 29 September 2007

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).

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fashion, Givenchy, inspiration, tributes

House of Givenchy still inspired by Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on House of Givenchy still inspired by Audrey Hepburn 03 July 2007

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? 🙂

Crafts, inspiration, tributes

local Audrey Hepburn artwork

Comments Off on local Audrey Hepburn artwork 24 May 2007

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.

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inspiration, lookalikes, tributes

a pint-sized Holly Golightly

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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:

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Events, fashion, Films, Gossip, inspiration, remakes, tributes

MTV highly suggests a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1 Comment 23 March 2007

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:

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Crafts, inspiration, tributes

Ode to Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on Ode to Audrey Hepburn 20 March 2007

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!

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Events, inspiration, lookalikes, tributes

Audrey Hepburn at the Oscars

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn at the Oscars 27 February 2007

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.

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style, tributes

Audrey Hepburn: Still The Fairest Lady

1 Comment 22 January 2007

Time Magazine wrote their own tribute to our lovely Audrey on the 14th anniversary of her death. At first, I was wishing I had just posted their story instead of writing my own awkwardly expressed tribute, but the more I read, the more I was disgusted that this article was printed by no less than Time. While starting out as a lovely remembrance for one of the few top-notch celebrities who lived their life drama-free and managed to turn their life into something meaningful, it quickly degenerates into a crass article that you’d think was talking about Lindsay Lohan or some other tartlet that isn’t held very high in anyone’s esteem.

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