tributes

Audrey Hepburn May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993

3 Comments 21 January 2007

14 years ago today, Audrey left us. It’s hard to believe, really, especially when you see her nearly every day in some way, shape, or form. It’s nearly impossible to get away from her, when you get right down to it. From seeing her unique face stenciled on a sidewalk or mailbox to passing a girl on the street in ballet flats and capri pants, Audrey Hepburn is everywhere.

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fashion, inspiration, tributes

Tyra Banks channels Audrey Hepburn for Vanity Fair

1 Comment 08 January 2007

For the February 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, model/talkshow host Tyra Banks did some Holly Golightly-inspired photos. Although cheating by using the Rodeo Drive Tiffany & Co. instead of the New York location, the pictures are still quite nice (and you can’t really tell), and she looks tres cute.

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beauty, inspiration, lookalikes, tributes

Audrey at a theatre near you; Edie Sedgwick and stencils

Comments Off on Audrey at a theatre near you; Edie Sedgwick and stencils 15 December 2006

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.

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Books, inspiration, lookalikes, tributes

UNICEF, pearls, and the lasting power of Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on UNICEF, pearls, and the lasting power of Audrey Hepburn 27 November 2006

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.

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fashion, Givenchy, inspiration, tributes

Harper’s Bazaar scans

Comments Off on Harper’s Bazaar scans 05 November 2006

It turns out the drugstore up the street does carry Harper’s, along with other chi-chi magazines you wouldn’t expect next to trashy romance novels. I decided to flip through the November Natalie issue real quick just to see what all was in it, and I found an extra little article that no one seems to have mentioned. So I suffered and bought the magazine just to razor out the pages and scan it for everybody. Actually, it wasn’t all that bad at $3.99 — I think Mad Magazine nearly costs that now, and it’s about a quarter the size of Harper’s. And now you all know that I read Mad on a regular basis. Right.

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DVD releases, tributes

"Still our Fair Lady," plus "Gardens of the World"

Comments Off on "Still our Fair Lady," plus "Gardens of the World" 02 November 2006

There’s a short article talking about Audrey’s newfound popularity, especially with the recent Gap ads and the new Treasures book. It’s very short (I’ve told you pretty much all that’s in it already), but you can see the full article here.

Next up, thanks to the Audrey Hepburn Circle, I’ve found that the Gardens of the World miniseries now has their own website up! It’s a very Audrey-centric site, and goes more into detail on what’s in the new special edition DVD set, but the best part is Audrey’s full written introduction to the original series and an interview with her about the series. All in all it’s a nice site and definitely worth sharing, so click here to visit for yourself.

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DVD releases, fashion, Films, Givenchy, tributes

clarifications on the Harper’s dress, "Charade" commentary

Comments Off on clarifications on the Harper’s dress, "Charade" commentary 31 October 2006

A lot of people have been searching for more pictures of Natalie Portman in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress from Harper’s Bazaar and find this picture, thinking it’s the front of the dress:


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beauty, fashion, inner beauty, inspiration, tributes

Natalie Portman is Audrey’s "clone," but Audrey was a Martian anyway

3 Comments 09 October 2006

I’ve seen these articles come into my inbox quite a few times now, so I thought I’d share. Apparently Natalie Portman wearing Audrey’s dress is a big deal, leading many to call her our generation’s Audrey Hepburn and Audrey’s clone. Unlike some starlets, Natalie has openly admitted that she could never fill Audrey’s shoes and doesn’t even want to try, which is nice and refreshing and really what people need to hear. She has also said she would never play Audrey in a biopic, so get that idea out of your head. Audrey clone or not though, we could do a lot worse on role models for young women. To view the article, click here.

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auction, Events, fashion, tributes

Gap’s sales "still skinny," Nat Portman sports the auction dress

Comments Off on Gap’s sales "still skinny," Nat Portman sports the auction dress 07 October 2006

After the media blitz last month with the commercial, Gap’s sales are still slumping over last year’s. I find this hard to believe with all the attention they’ve been getting (unless Audrey fans are staying away in droves), and the article did say that the poor Gap did make $1.46 billion, so I’ll keep the tiny violin in my pocket. Still, how do you feel, knowing that the Gap specifically used Audrey to sell a product and that it possibly didn’t work? For the Gap, I mean. Plenty of people have been intrigued by Audrey, but not so much about skinny pants. The whole article can be seen here, though there’s not much I haven’t already mentioned.

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