Saturday, February 19, 2011

Get the Look: Audrey Hepburn

I get a little emotional around Audrey Hepburn. Not only was she one of the most unusually beautiful women on screen, but her true nature was unusually beautiful as well.

Look at her just being herself in this screen test from 1953...the one that landed her the role in Roman Holiday.

In considering how to emulate her look, I have chosen a small wardrobe of vintage items that seem to really express the style of Audrey Hepburn:

1. A perfect Little Black Dress

You know the inspiration, and how perfect can you get, both Givenchy dress and characterful woman?

2. While we're at it, fabulous sunglasses

Make them big, and black.

3. A neat and high quality handbag

4. A statement hat

Just google "Audrey Hepburn hat"

5. Flats

How else to do that modern dance in Funny Face?

6. A black turtleneck


7. A gorgeous evening gown

Here you have a number of inspiring images to choose from, many by Givenchy, all completely elegant.

8. And you'll need long gloves to wear with that gown

9. A wonderful quality 60s suit

Charade features a number of Givenchy suits and coats in strong colors and perfect cuts.

10. Some awe-inspiring jewelry

Audrey's regal side showed (for the first of many times) in Roman Holiday.

11. A white shirt and capris

Keep it classic and you will never be out of style, just as Audrey always seems absolutely perfect.

I can't begin to write the last word on Audrey...I feel barely capable of writing the first word, but I have an overwhelming feeling that what made her an extraordinary actress and beautiful person came from inside her. We can all gain inspiration not only from her grace and elegance, but the fun she seemed to have, her curiosity, and her generosity, concern and love for others.


Val said...

I think you're right that what really made her so strikingly beautiful was her heart. She just glowed from the inside-out, and she truly made her life count for something.

denisebrain said...

I couldn't put it better Val.

Dimitri Zafiriou said...

Adorable..just adorable.......

Louise said...

Great post and yes, its not very often that celebrity, beauty and a kind and humble soul combine so well. She was a star in every sense.

Historically Vintage said...

AWESOME AWESOME blog entry! I'm a huge fan of Audrey as a woman and her style. I'm a new follower of your blog. I love what you have done here. I adore vintage clothes and from time to time blog about my finds along with my other "vintage pursuits". I will definitely back! Annmarie

denisebrain said...

Welcome Annmarie...always glad to know of a kindred spirit!