Monday, February 04, 2008

Audrey Hepburn - an icon for many reasons.

Audrey Hepburn has been admired by many women since she first came to notice in her first American film, Roman Holiday (1953) She had a natural grace and elegance, possibly polished during her time as a ballerina, which made her stand out amongst others. Of course, her innocent beauty helped too.

She became known as much for her personal style which is still recognised today as the epitome of elegance and class. She still sets the standards today, and it is interesting to see that jewellery designer Annette Piper assesses her work by asking herself if it is something that Audrey Hepburn would have worn.

Funnily enough Audrey Hepburn always remained 'down to earth' despite her stardom.

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.”

One of her favourite poems contains the lines:

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”

This is something that she never forgot and she worked as an ambassador for UNICEF as well as establishing her own charity, the Audrey Hepburns Childrens Fund.

As a person Audrey Hepburn set and lived up to very high standards. We could do far worse than to follow her example.


Michelle said...

What an inspiration - you are right we can't go too far wrong if we follow her lead.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

Great to find your blog!

Audrey was lovely.