Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Fashion | Audrey Hepburn Style




I'm going to make this a monthly 'thing' that I do on the blog, I really enjoy sharing with you all who inspires me when it comes to fashion. My last one was focused on Emma Watson (HERE) and today, it's the beautiful Audrey Hepburn. If you haven't heard of Hepburn, if so are you living under a rock, she was a British actress and humanitarian. She was recognised as a film and fashion icon, ranked ad the third greatest female screen legends in history. She devoted most of her later life to UNICEF, a true silver screen icon, her elegant style and elfin beauty led to her being regarded as the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. 

Her film Sabrina introduced her to the designer who she would become his muse, Hubert de Givenchy. He went on to design her personal wardrobe, as well as costumes in timeless films, such as Funny Face and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany's. She said 'His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than couturier, he is a creator of personality'. It's not a surprise that most women class Audrey Hepburn as their style icon, her wardrobe is full of most of the fashion staples that we're wearing today: the 'LBD', assortment of hats, fitted trousers and more. She wasn't afraid to wear things that weren't classed as 'feminine', a suit for example, however, she always managed to create an aura of femininity once sporting it. The best factor of Hepburn's style, was that we would make sartorial choices because she was confident in her own skin and didn't take life too seriously, which is something us females need to pick up. 

I think my favourite of the images above, are the two in the last row, where she's smiling in the middle and when she's in all black at a dance rehearsal. She oozes elegance and grace, yet still elevates this natural beauty. Some of the things that I've picked up from looking at her style file is that sometimes, a simple dress is all you need and let your natural features steal the show. Striped shirts and masculine silhouettes can still look super feminine, Hepburn was a genius when it came to that. Collared shirts never go out of style, especially paired with some cropped trousers for a day time look. Women can wear loafers as well as men, Hepburn wore some penny loafers which looked adorable with an anorak and head scarf. Hepburn was an individual, she emulates taking that fashion risk and wearing that unique item. One of my favourite outfits she wore was on her wedding day, she chose to wear a short white dress, her signature head scarf and opted out of wearing a traditional gown, which reflected her own style.  

“Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.” 
― Audrey Hepburn
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  1. I love Audrey, she`s definitely a role model in everything, from looks to personality. I have all her movies and have a marathon each year, they always put me in a good mood.

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    1. Awh me too!! I have the box set - love it! xx

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  2. Nominated you for the Liebster!

    http://heartoffnowhere.blogspot.com/2014/10/liebster-award-nomination.html

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  3. a fashion icon,always perfect and a woman with a lot of personality

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