Monday, December 10, 2007

Audrey Hepburn: Staring Me Down

Here's a tip for people who just can't seem to make themselves pull together cute outfits as often as they'd like: Hang a huge poster of someone glamorous on your wall. One of my Hanukkah presents from my family was the above poster of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and it has had the unexpected effect of causing me to want to wear fabulous clothing. I just can't pull on sweats while Holly GoLightly is staring at me from the wall and sparkling with diamonds.

Needless to say, I love the poster. Everyone needs that extra push to dress well when it's freezing outside and you're exhausted.

Hmm, that reminds me. I've been meaning to watch Funny Face for a while now. Maybe I'll rent it this weekend...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey! you have a pretty good taste with fashion. i was wondering if you could sugest me some accesories (and the shape of the shoes i should wear) for a prom dress im wearing next wednesday.
answer me to my mail micaela.sk@gmail.com

thank you very much

Meg from The Bargain Queen & All About Appearances said...

That is a great idea! Audrey is definitely on my list of style icons.

Anonymous,
I would suggest a pair of strappy heels (stilettos if you can walk in them). Gold or silver heels work great for a lot of formal fashions.

Don't forget to take a great clutch bag that is plenty fancy.

If your dress is simple, go with more elaborate jewelry. If there's plenty of doo-dads on your dress, then go really simple with jewelry. Either way, swarovski crystal jewelry is a good choice.

And don't forget to add a little sparkle to you hair with a rhinestone pin or clip.

Check out thebargainqueen.com if you looking for specifics. I've posted pretty much all of those items over the last couple months.

GlamaRuth said...

Funny Face is one of my favorite fashion movies - although I like Ms. Hepburn's bohemian clothes better for my own wardrobe than the Givenchy finery she dons later! From the same era or a bit later, rent the original Pink Panther movie and The Party, both starring Peter Sellers. The early 60's cocktail-ski resort-fancy dress clothes are without peer! And have that ineffable humor missing from stylin-but-serious 50's and 70's clothes.

http://grandmascloset.blogspot.com/

Chic and Charming said...

I have a postcard of Marilyn Monroe at her dressing table applying makeup on my own vanity. It does provide that extra bit of inspiration on mornings when I just wonder, why bother?

The Clothes Horse said...

Holly would definitely frighten me out of sweat pants--I'd never catch a rich sugar daddy in them! My wall is more a collage or random art projects, magazine clippings, postcards, etc. Funny Face is great, I would also recommend Charade (my fave Hepburn film).

LaLaLaJai said...

heyy!! just read your blog and i'm just aboutt to decorate my room, and Audrey Hepburn is like my Style Icon (i've seen almost all her films, and me and my mates are like obsessives) and i was going to get a giant wall mural with a pic of her, but i saw your wall, and i thought it seemed better tahn just one piccy. (: .
Do you knwo where you got that poster from, because i'm going to get a few vintage fashion magazine prints for my room, and Audrey Hepburn Covers among them!
thanks, and could you email me back on that at jainni_is@hotmail.com
thanks!! xx

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