Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Feature: Audrey Hepburn and Her Timeless Style

Recently, I picked up a copy of Audrey Style, a book about Audrey Hepburn's style AND lifestyle, by Pamela Clarke Keogh.  I am a very big Audrey fan and this is my first ever book of her.  Reading through it made me believe more in the extraordinary character that she is on- and off-screen. 

I was supposed to write a book review of the above-mentioned book but I was too thrilled to tell you about that book's subject so I'm going ahead with that instead.

With more than one hundred photographs in the book of this beautiful lady, her simple, sleek, and classy style is clearly appreciated.  What is more interesting to note is that most - if not all - of her ensembles are still workable in today's fashions, if not the basic foundation of most outfits.  They would forever be timeless, yet modern.

Her appeal, I found on further reading and research, also extended on her book choices.  Some of her favorite books included:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and of course, Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.  It is interesting to note that a celebrity of her magnitude still found time to read and be affected by the books she read.  According to her, reading Anne Frank's diary  "devastated her." (Keogh, 196)  She also added that it was a complete account of what she went through in those hard times.  They were the same age when World War II happened and the experience was something that stayed with her throughout her life - unlike Anne Frank who did not survive the war.

I know that this post is totally off-topic since I talked more about a person that the book, but I hope that you would still enjoy reading this as I really had fun writing it :D

Some really fabulous Audrey-inspired outfits:

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday by audrey2323

Untitled by anebe (off for a while)

 Some Audrey Hepburn Trivia:
  1. She once kept a pet fawn named Ip which her then-husband Mel Ferrer gave her in preparation for her role in Green Mansions.
  2. She agreed to play Maid Marian opposite to Sean Connery as Robin Hood in the movie Robin and Marian partly because her sons wanted to finally meet Sean Connery who was then-James Bond.
  3. On her first meeting with Cary Grant (Charade), she accidentally knocked an entire bottle of red wine all over the latter's suit.

Another trivia:  She draws, and quite beautifully too!  Check out some of her drawings:

Awesome, right?  


  1. Audrey Hepburn is love! Isn't she lovely? I have most of her movies and sometimes I can't help but wish to be in her shoes even for just a day. :) Timeless. Classy. Elegant. Only an Audrey Hepburn could pull everything off.

  2. I looove her style. So understated and classy. She had such a timeless feel.

  3. I've always love her style. So classy and feminine.

    And I love Breakfast at Tiffany's =)

  4. I've seen Roman Holiday in black and white color! It was a beautiful film!


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