Italian Funny Face promotional poster, 1957.
Funny Face promotional poster, 1957.
thatstooraven asked: I love when you write about Audrey Hepburn's fashion and how it influenced us. I always reblog <3
Thank you so much for that. I must admit the research involved combined with the time it takes me to write the small but descriptive paragraphs was much more arduous than I had intended. So truly, your words are very much appreciated. Thank you for reblogging and I’m so glad you have enjoyed them.
submitted by gatewaytopacific: Alright, alright… I have something to admit. Your blog has the tendency to make me smile. :-) What’s your favorite Audrey Hepburn movie?
Thank you darling, your compliment made me smile. My favorite Audrey movie has to be a tie between Sabrina and Funny Face. I love the romanticism of Sabrina. I love the idea of going to Paris and “letting in la vie en rose”. Also, her Givenchy wardrobe is stunning and enviable. Funny Face is delicious, the clothes take center stage and are pieces of art. The musical numbers are fun and colorful and the romance between Audrey and Fred is charming. Thank you for the question.
12. Think Pink
In those times of doubt, standing before your closet without a mere glimmer of inspiration, remember the enlightening words of Maggie Prescott: “Banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige! From now on girls… Think pink!” Audrey Hepburn definitely abided by this motto once quoted as saying “I believe in pink.” The ultra feminine color, delicate and alluring complimented the striking actress, accentuating her pale complexion and rose tinted cheeks. Always lovely in pink, Audrey made many movie appearances draped in the demure color. In Funny Face Audrey’s alter ego, Jo Stockton, is transformed from mousy bookshop clerk to Paris’s premier model. Debuting her new look, Jo confidently reveals the metamorphosis. With her hair tightly pulled back, crowned with a jeweled adornment, she gracefully makes her way across the catwalk cloaked in a pink capelet and white silk sheath dress. The crowd of hopefuls muse at the young girl’s unveiling. In My Fair Lady, another one of Audrey’s character goes through a transformation. Eliza Doolittle, a simple flower girl, is taught proper English by the ornery Henry Higgins. After having been made over, the newly sophisticated Eliza Doolittle enjoys a cup of tea with Higgin’s mother. Audrey wears a blush colored organza dress, embellished in petals, with a high collar emphasizing her long neck. Audrey Hepburn is the absolute embodiment of exquisiteness in this Cecil Beaton design. Whether Audrey is wearing pink ballet slippers or a hot pink cocktail dress like the one worn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she always manages to “think pink!” So remember ladies “Red is dead, blue is through, green’s obscene, brown’s taboo. And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce or chartreuse. Think pink!”
(side not - probably not necessary: although the concept of pink may be borrowed, the paragraph above is written entirely in my own words.)
gettinghighwithjfranco asked: i really love your tumblr, and obviously, i love audrey. i'm following you, follow me too.
lots of love, renata :)
Thank you darling. I cannot promise I will follow you just because I’ll feel obligated to every follower that asks and that would be an impossible task. I’m flattered that you are enjoying my blog.
anunidentifiedflyingcupcake asked: do you know what was engraved on the ring in breakfast at tiffany's?
I’m not entirely sure (because they never say) but apparently they were the initials H.G.
Just like the hat and the scarf, sunglasses helped create Audrey Hepburn’s well defined style. In 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey catapulted sunglasses from daytime wear into a new realm of fashion necessity. Paired with her legendary little black dress and an oversized hat, Holly Golightly gave character to sunglasses and made them a must have accessory. Although, many claim those famous sunglasses to be Wayfarers they were in fact the design of Italian eyewear company Persol. However, Ray-Bans aren’t a bad substitute for the popular style. In recent years Ray-Bans have made a comeback with today’s youth giving the classic style a remodel for the 21st century. Another popular look was the rounded frame sunglasses seen in the movie How to Steal a Million. The spectacular eye catching white ensemble involving a white suit, hat and sunglasses took our 1950s darling into a new era of 1960s mod. The sunglasses were by designer Oliver Goldsmith who was also responsible for Audrey’s sunglasses in Charade, Two for the Road and Roman Holiday. You can see a similarly inspired look from fashion juggernaut Chanel. They’re fresh take on the round frames are a popular design among celebrities such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Nicole Richie. Sunglasses are the perfect finishing piece, adding an air of mystery and seduction; there is a style for every occasion.
(side not - probably not necessary: although sunglasses may be a borrowed concept the paragraph above is written entirely in my own words.)
10. The Little Black Dress
The most influential fashion in Audrey’s expansive collection of inspired looks, without any hesitation, is and will always be the little black dress. Surely it would be a crime to only credit Audrey, considering the master designer behind the look was no other than courtier Givenchy. However, without Audrey as his muse the timeless look would have never made such an incredible impact in the world of fashion. Originally, the little black dress was the creation of legendary Coco Chanel, but in 1961 through the combined forces of Hepburn and Givenchy, the little black dress was reborn and fashion enthusiasts took notice. The little black dress was designed for the ageless movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Walking the streets of New York, in the early hours of the morning, an elegantly dressed Holly Golightly makes her debut in a black Italian satin dress draped in pearls holding a throw-away cup of coffee and a breakfast danish. In that short scene history was made, and the little black dress became the staple of every woman’s wardrobe. Today the LBD is recognized by every designer as an essential. The elegant dress stills holds the same acclaim it did when it first premiered in 1961, that in 2006 Natalie Portman was photographed wearing the Givenchy masterpiece for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. Although the dress may have out lasted the muse, it was Audrey Hepburn who forever transformed cocktail wear and the closet of the everyday woman.
(side not - probably not necessary: although the little black dress may be a borrowed concept the paragraph above is written entirely in my own words.)
imjustcrazyaboutiffanys asked: I just promoted you on my blog because as I said it is phenomenal, I just started following you on my Audrey blog for some reason but have been following you on my personal blog for quite some time <3 Thank you for all of you posts I love each one
xox Mattie Mac
How lovely of you, an incredibly sweet gesture! Another Audrey blog for everyone I’m Just Crazy About Tiffany’s.
iloveyouaudreyhepburn asked: Thanks so much for the promotion! I promoted you on my page also.
I love/adore/envy your blog!
Aww thank you so much dear, I truly appreciate it. Keep in touch. <3
iloveyouaudreyhepburn asked: I just spent the past 45 minutes scrolling through your blog. It's positively wonderful! I just created this blog and was wondering if maybe you would give me a plug or promotion on your page? I will of course do the same for you.
Once again, spectacular blog!
I’m so flattered by your sweet compliment. I’ll absolutely give you a shout out, I love promoting new Audrey blogs. We’re a small but loyal community. :)
Everyone check out I Love You Audrey Hepburn. A new blog devoted to Audrey.
I’m sorry about the lack of updates, I just haven’t had the time. I’ll finish Audrey’s Signature Pieces (I have 4 left) tomorrow and then begin Funny Face February. I absolutely love that movie and can’t wait to make screencaps and animated gifs. I still have a lot to do with the Rare Audrey Hepburn Gallery, I just need to find the time. I do apologize for my absence, I just haven’t been near a computer lately. Also let me know what your favorite Funny Face scenes are, I’ll make sure to cap those scenes. I want to focus heavily on the clothes, so yes there will be many screencaps and gifs showcasing Givenchy’s heavenly creations. I appreciate all of my followers and a special hello to all my new followers. Thank you for spreading the love.
emilyrose1025 asked: thank you for feeding my complete obsession with audrey. :) i love logging into tumblr and seeing a new post on my dashboard!
Thank you for your kind sentiments. It’s such a delight to bestow the great image of Audrey.
forbiddenemotions asked: Thank you very much :* you're the awesomest
It was my pleasure. Glad I was of help. :)