I’ve been throwing out tons of tips lately on how to look like Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly for Halloween lately, but what about in everyday life? That’s where the book Audrey Style comes in. The first Audrey Hepburn book I ever bought, this book is in equal parts a tribute to her enduring sense of style, impact on the world of fashion, and tips on how to get your own Audrey style. There’s a section in the middle that gives simple, step-by-step instructions on how to do your everyday makeup to look like Audrey, and you even get a variety of styles to choose from (click for full-sized version):
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.
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! Continue reading “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Halloween”
As many of you might know by now, last week José Luis de Vilallonga died at age 83. Jose was known in the Audrey Hepburn world as the man who played the dashing Brazilian boyfriend of Holly Golightly, José da Silva Pereira. José was a man of many talents, though, as he was also an author and a highly respected aristocrat, writing as a journalist and publishing the official biography of King Juan Carlos of Spain. You can read more about José’s fascinating life here. Continue reading “Goodbye, José; please learn by example”
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! Continue reading “How to look like Holly Golightly; Audrey interview from 1990”
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. Continue reading “A close second”
Literally. I was out today shopping for some new board games (Cranium in particular — does a better board game exist?), and came across this lovely 1,000 piece puzzle! I haven’t been out to get any new puzzles lately, so I wasn’t looking for an Audrey one, but this one is really fantastic. A Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster that hasn’t been used to death with great use of colours, and Ravensburger makes excellent, high-quality puzzles that will last and last, so you can put Audrey Hepburn together again and again. You can order this puzzle online to be shipped to you, and their website is multilingual as well, so click here to choose the country that’s closest to you to start shopping.
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: Continue reading “a pint-sized Holly Golightly”
While searching You Tube last night I found that someone was in the process of uploading Funny Face in its entirety! They’ve finished by now, so if you haven’t seen this fantastic musical yet, or just haven’t seen it in a while, you should go while the getting is good. I don’t know how long these will be up, so go! Part one is below:
Edit: video has been removed from YouTube by its user.
If you are very determined to emulate Holly Golightly, and the previous posts on how to get Holly’s pineapple ‘do, how to get her bathtub couch, and even the WikiHow on How to be Holly Golightly just weren’t enough for you, then faithful reader Alex has another treat for you: you can now purchase Holly’s sleeping mask from Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Fred Flare carries an exact replica of the mask, and isn’t ashamed to admit it’s purely inspired by Audrey Hepburn. As you can see by the picture on the left, it’s a fantastic copy, worthy of the choosiest Audrey or Holly fan. Click here to learn more about it.