I HAVENT HEARD MUCH ABOUT AUDREY HEPBURN
I dont know to much about Audrey Hepburn, she was in movies and famous and i think i rememder her because i saw Tea at Tiffanys on the ship when i was coming to the U.S.A..I do remember the famous five strand of pearls as they had ment to be for Jackio . i did see some of her jewerly replicas that he brother showed .They were enamel and crysral bangle bracelets in red,navy and ivoiry there is a picture of her wearing them.I think they were in the October show
when she walked into a room every one was breathless.Audrey was such a lovely icon.Even children of to day copie her looks . i will always rember her in those unforgetable pearls . NETTEA 2:6pm 2/22/2015
She was absolutely stunning! Nobody I have ever seen has even come close to her exquisite style, beauty and grace. When I was a little girl, I would try to stretch my neck so I could look more like Audrey Hepburn. They don’t make role models like that anymore.
Hi veniceshopper.Thank you for your kind words .Do you know i really didnt think about the war .i guess i hadnt seen what peace was like so i didnt knowany thing else.my mother had died and i lived with my father parents when my mother died my father rermarried and i found out i had a sister. then i went to boarding school and as you no i ended in AMERICA. IN THE 90S My middle son died and 8months later my daughter died of cancer.My husband left then a few years ago a aa tree feel on the head of my other son , hes ok he had to have surgery and you cant see any face damage it was all. done from the hair line.andy is married his wife works as he cant and i came up to be with them both I want to thank you all as i knew Audreys life was not good.i thought she had great poise and she reminded me of a beauityful swan in the moon light on a lake.i hope more join us with more of Audrey Thank you all take care NETTEA 9:15PM 2/23/2015
Beautiful post Sherry!! Thanks for the book recommendation. I love Google images. There’s so many pictures to see of Audrey. I recently saw Funny Face. I watch a classic movie channel and I never tire of watching old movies. They have amazing movies that were before my time and I just cannot get enough of them. This weekend was a few Marilyn Monroe movies. Growing up you don’t have exposure to these movies. What a shame. They are lovely. No violence, murder, and shameful behavior. Good old fashioned romantic comedy or adventure. Women stars in Hollywood were so elegant, graceful and classy. The amazing thing was each one was so unique but yet beautiful. No one copied each other and had a style all their own. Trendsetters no doubt.
Love the Audrey simplicity and less is more style. Lucky for me and makes shopping simplified.
Her philanthropy, inner spirit and grace are what propelled this star towards becoming legendary. The fact that she had amazing personal style that designers continue to reference today (often you hear "gamine" or "that is sooo Audrey") is almost an added bonus but nonetheless she is iconic for it.
It amazes me when I watch her films how her style still looks relevant today! People take for granted that some of the looks that are so mainstream today were actually initiated by Audrey Hepburn. How I greatly appreciate that the ballet flat has become not only an "acceptable" alternative to high heels but a very chic option for any occasion- and many more variations on this style have been created since then, in every fabric and color one can dream of. Or how about leggings/fitted pants and a top cinched at the waist? Or the simple elegance of a white button down- clean, classic, unassuming and chic. And how I love the understated glamour of a black turtleneck. To anyone interested I highly recommend the book Audrey Style by Pamela Clarke Keogh. There are some beautiful photographs and personal anecdotes by those who have worked with her or have been inspired by her, as well as her backstory. Our clothing choices and attitudes towards fashion are very often shaped by our life experiences- no doubt some of the hardships she experienced informed her choices; while she loved simple, nonchalant basics she also enjoyed fun and exuberant pieces. Oh and the jewlery- it ranges from classic to statement pieces.
Another reason that she is inspiring to many is that she created her own look and offered an alternative to the Hollywood standard at the time of the classic curvy bombshell- by embracing what she had and emphasizing her own features (that were initially considered a bit "odd" at the time), the enduring message is for a woman to celebrate her individuality instead of trying to fit herself into a box/ someone else’s standard of what she should look like.
Nettea…you sound like a true icon yourself. I was born to immigrants who were children of survivors. Its too complicated because each side has their own triumphs after coming to America. In times if adversity I draw strength from both my grandmothers as each of them overcame so much pain and loss that I am not sure how they were able to still laugh, love and be my inspiration. I know they are my guardian angels. I know that if you have an open mind that you can draw strength and wisdom from those who are no longer here in their physical bodies.
Nettea you sound like someone who doesn’t let anything come in the way of their dreams. Years ago post war most women just married and had children. You my dear are an example of an independent mind and an invincible spirit. I only heard of stories about rations of food and basic essentials which we take for granted. It’s much harder than you can ever describe. Hearing it firsthand from my own role models my thought process is different. I appreciate what I have and never wish for more than I can afford. I am patient and know that eventually adversity passes and as long as you have a home, food and the ability to be independent you are blessed.
Of course I indulge every now and then but kind of feel guilty. I know there are hungry children right here in our country and single moms trying to raise children with deadbeat fathers.
I just appreciate my heritage and the ethics and strength I draw from it as I age and fully understand all the wisdom bestowed on me.
I think your memoirs would be amazing to read. What you accomplished could be very astonishing to many women today who just are never happy.
To Veniceshopper Thank for all of your in formation ,it is very nice of you.I was in W W II and one of the first houses to be bomded though i dont remember as i was little. I do remember the warning sounds telling us we were going to be attacked. When i was a little older i remember food,, clothing even furnture being rationed.Finally i went to boarding school. Gaduated when i was 16 went to work saved my money and at 22 came to America took classes and end up as an administater at a Universaty.please keep in touch.you sound very intresting NETTEA 9:32am 2/22/.2015
Audrey Hepburn was a survivor of World war II. She was tiny and fragile from years if malnutrition during the war. She died in her 60’s from a rare form of colon cancer. She is iconic for many more reasons than her movies. She was a philanthropist and spend many years doing charity work. There’s just so much about this amazing women to love. I have read everything about her. I will buy her son’s book perhaps but watching him sell the jewelry he doesn’t tell any stories of her struggles, and overcoming such horrible circumstances to achieve all her greatness.
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