Have you chosen your Halloween costume yet? Have you bought it/made it yet? If you wanted to be Audrey but haven’t been able to decide which version of Audrey to be, don’t fret. You have plenty of options.
If you didn’t already know, today is Audrey Hepburn’s birthday! If she was still with us she would have been 82 years old today, but you know what? Audrey is still very much with us. Her influence is as strong as ever, she’s as popular as ever, and everyone still wants to be her.
To celebrate the fairest lady’s birthday, WatchMojo put together a video tutorial on how to get Audrey’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s look in makeup:
So if you would like to celebrate Audrey’s birthday but don’t quite know what to do, why not give yourself a little makeover and pop in one of her films? To make it extra Audrey, indulge with a piece of chocolate, Audrey’s favourite treat. Remember a lovely person by making yourself feel beautiful.
Special thanks to Stephanie for sharing this link with us.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all happy and well in this new year. My apologies for falling behind on the news a bit, it’s been busy, but I have a peace offering.
Next week the sweetest children’s book is coming out, Just Being Audrey. I’m sure some of you have already heard about it, but if not, just look at how darling it is. I love the illustrations so much, don’t you? If you do, click here to go to the illustrator’s blog and see a few more pictures from the book, which she was kind enough to share from her advance copy of the book.
Thanks to lovely reader Michelle, who wrote in to tell about a new magazine called Boho. It’s apparently an eco-conscious fashion magazine — or is it a fashion conscious eco magazine? — dealing with the boho style while encouraging its fashionistas to go green, and features green and sustainable products. In the back of the magazine they also have a Stylish Girl section, and the first lady they feature? Audrey, of course!
There are no two ways around it: Audrey Hepburn is a style icon. But what makes her an icon? What can you do to be your own style icon? According to Nina Garcia’s new book, The Little Black Book of Style, you just have to be yourself. What makes the great fashion icons — Audrey, Jackie O., Marilyn Monroe — stand out from the crowd is the fact that they ultimately forgot about what was in fashion from season to season and focused on what worked best for them, building their own style. Garcia and Givenchy think the same: both have said that anyone can be in fashion, buying the latest looks, but not everyone has style, knowing what works for them and making it their own.
As Honolulu, Hawaii holds their first Fashion Week, The Honolulu Advertiser brings back their recurring article, My Fashion Icon. Today’s item is about a young woman named Willow Chang and her fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn. The article mainly focuses on what Willow has to say about Audrey — beautiful, kind things, focusing equally on Audrey as a fashion icon and Audrey as a deeply feeling and caring person. Willow also theorizes on where Audrey would hang out in Hawaii, what she would be wearing now, and even what roles she would be taking if she were in her prime now. There’s also photos of Willow in her off the rack finds that she’s put together to get her own version of Audrey style, something that any of you can easily do with a little determination and a lot of patience. To read the full article and see pictures, go here.
Besides the fact that Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the most widely-known of Audrey Hepburn films, and the fact that it was recently voted the most fashionable film of all time, and that it led to Audrey’s fourth Oscar nomination, you can now add to the long list of credentials that Audrey’s massive updo in the opening scene of Breakfast is on the top ten Most Iconic Screen Hairstyles. Sadly, she didn’t take first place. She came in third, after Princess Leia’s earmuff buns and Marge Simpson’s towering blue beehive. Still, that’s not bad, considering how many trendy hairstyles have come and gone since the invention of film. And it might be the easiest hairstyle to mimic out of the top three, especially with this handy-dandy tutorial to help you out.
A few days ago I got a message from askmemakeup on You Tube, telling me about a new makeup video she’s done instructing women on how to get the Holly Golightly look in makeup. I watched it last night, and wow! It’s really good. I’ve always had a difficult time with false eyelashes (maybe due to my real eyelashes — they’ve been likened to giraffe eyelashes), but after watching this video I really want to try it again, and I have a good feeling I’d finally get it right. Watch for yourself, then try for yourself!
Great news from loyal reader Bill! The release of a 50th anniversary special edition of Funny Face (Region 1) has been announced, with a release date of October 2nd. This new DVD will feature a few items already seen on the original DVD — the Paramount in the 1950s featurette, original theatrical trailer, and photo galleries — plus a few new featurettes, including a cryptically named Parisian Dreams and a new piece on Givenchy and Audrey called A Fashion Designer and His Muse. You can already pre-order through Amazon so you’ll be sure not to forget, and it’s close enough to the holidays so you can put it on your wish list without having to wait too long. Mark your calendars!
Speaking of Givenchy, I came across this story recently. Apparently, the fashion guru is of the personal belief that fashion in and of itself is dead. People seem to only be fixating on popular accessories and following mindless fads, rather than spending the time (and money) to actually find what works on you as an individual and look good. It’s a great read, though fairly short, and I agree with him on all accounts. If I could afford it, he could dress me every day of the week.
Clothing site Miss Butterfly recently held an Internet poll to determine which film dress is the most iconic. Unfortunately, Audrey came in second place with the record-breaking black column dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, being beat out by Marilyn Monroe’s equally iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch. If it’s any consolation, at least Audrey made it a close second without showing her knickers. You can read more about the poll and its winners here.