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Old Hollywood is still alive in Tokyo, thanks to one man

Comments Off on Old Hollywood is still alive in Tokyo, thanks to one man 16 October 2007

I first heard about Noburo Kubo a few weeks ago, when I came across a picture of his fantastic train station painting of Audrey Hepburn for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (left). I couldn’t find a lot about him at the time, so I just saved the picture with his name as the title and moved along. Thankfully, Japan Today has an article about this curious artist, so we can all learn more about him.

It turns out that Kubo is possibly the last person left in Japan that still paints old-fashioned movie posters onto billboards, an art that used to be par for the course in the days before Photoshopped montages passing as posters were quickly pasted up on the side of a freeway. It’s a really fascinating read and Kubo does such beautiful work, it’s a shame that more of his work isn’t feature in the article. And if anyone in Japan ever sees his work, especially anything that features Audrey, take plenty of pictures!

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.

fashion, style

even Audrey Hepburn’s hair is iconic

Comments Off on even Audrey Hepburn’s hair is iconic 06 October 2007

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.

Films

download Audrey Hepburn films cheaply and legally

Comments Off on download Audrey Hepburn films cheaply and legally 05 October 2007

Recently Amazon launched a new program called Unbox. I blew it off at first because I was sure they would only have newer films for download, but as it turns out, they already have about 10 Audrey films up for grabs! What’s even better is that they have some rarities that new fans don’t usually get to see. There’s the old standards: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, but there’s also some more dramatic, lesser known films everyone should know, such as The Nun’s Story and The Children’s Hour. There is even an episode of Great Romances of the Twentieth Century all about her relationship with first husband Mel Ferrer, which I haven’t even seen and have been trying to get a hold of for ages!

This program is great because you can either download and rent a film for 24 hours for about $1.99, or you can buy the downloaded film for about $9.99, keep the film forever, and even legally download it to another computer or program it in to your TiVo. Pretty cool, huh? You can see the complete list of Audrey Hepburn items currently available through Unbox here, and I will definitely keep an eye on these and share any new goodies that may come up!

Note: this appears to only be available to residents of the US for the time being.

fashion, Guides, how to, inspiration, shopping

More Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn costume tips

Comments Off on More Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn costume tips 03 October 2007

If you missed it the first time around, here’s part one of the costume tips. I’ve found even more great items to put together a really fantastic Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly costume, so keep reading!

1. Opera gloves. How could you forget opera gloves? If you’d really like to look classy, try to find some above the elbow length gloves, which make for a more formal, elegant look. I’ve found some beautiful satin gloves in a vast array of colours, so you can do black for Holly Golightly or white/cream for a Princess Ann or Eliza Doolittle look.

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DVD releases, Films

Special edition Funny Face out today!

Comments Off on Special edition Funny Face out today! 02 October 2007

I’d just like to remind everybody that two new Audrey Hepburn goodies were released today. The first is the highly anticipated 50th anniversary Funny Face, which has new featurettes, including a retrospective on Audrey and Givenchy’s lifelong friendship and partnership. It looks to be at least as good as the special anniversary edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so either order your copy today or be sure to put it on your wish list! The holidays are coming before you know it, and there are plenty of new goods coming out to make sure you have an excellent holiday.

The Audrey Hepburn 5-pack is also out today. This is a great gift for the new Audrey fan who maybe hasn’t seen a lot of her films or doesn’t own any yet. With pretty much all of her classics (Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Paris When It Sizzles) in one pretty box, this is easily the best gift ever. It’s quite affordable, too, so it’s a great idea to keep in mind when you’re doing your holiday shopping or November/December birthday shopping.

Events, Films, screening

Audrey Hepburn double feature coming soon…

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn double feature coming soon… 02 October 2007

If you are in the Madison, Wisconsin area or will be in December, then you might want to drop in the Westgate Art Cinemas. They’ll be playing an Audrey Hepburn double feature there for a week, with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday, two of Audrey’s most beloved films. No specific dates are up yet, but you can check back near the end of November and even order tickets online. You can also read more about Westgate’s Great Performances series here if you’d like.

fashion, Guides, how to, inspiration, shopping

How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Halloween

6 Comments 24 September 2007

It’s that time of year again … Halloween! And I’ve noticed that a lot of people have been searching for an Audrey Hepburn costume, so here’s everything you need all in one convenient post. Since most women tend to do Holly Golightly as an easily recognizable Audrey costume, most of these tips are Breakfast at Tiffany’s oriented. The film was recently voted the most stylish film of all time, so it’s hard to go wrong as Holly Golightly!

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My huckleberry friend

Comments Off on My huckleberry friend 23 September 2007

I was making huckleberry jam last night — yes, huckleberries really do exist — and needed to look them up on Wikipedia since I didn’t have a recipe on hand and wanted to make sure it came out alright. While I was reading up on this strange fruit, something caught my eye. Apparently, the huckleberry came to be known as something tiny and insignificant culturally, and from there on to something reliable. The slang evolved from “a huckleberry to a persimmon,” meaning the tiniest bit beyond what you could do or achieve, to “I’ll be your huckleberry,” which meant “I’m your man,” or “I’m the one for the job.” So, long story short, is this the true meaning behind the mysterious “my huckleberry friend” line in “Moon River”? I’m convinced! What do you think? You can read more about the evolution of the huckleberry as a cultural reference here, if you need more information.

The berries themselves, by the way, are very similar to blueberries but are more tart in flavour, and the jam came out perfectly. 🙂

fashion, Films, inspiration

Breakfast at Tiffany’s the most fashionable film

Comments Off on Breakfast at Tiffany’s the most fashionable film 22 September 2007

In celebration of London’s Fashion Week, Lovefilm.com commissioned a survey asking film fans what they thought was the most fashionable film in movie history. A 46 year-old film by the name of Breakfast at Tiffany’s came in at number one, and Holly Golightly was thought of as the most elegant and iconic character ever portrayed. Not a bad way to go down in history, is it? You can read more about the survey and Breakfast‘s runners-up here if you’d like.

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