The beautiful things and life essentials we can gain from the Great Audrey Hepburn . . . ❤
I fell in love with the two movies which featured Audrey Hepburn when I was in my mid twenties and first visited the States. I love and adore the classic Roman Holiday movie, which earned her the best actress Oscar in 1953, and Sabrina where she portrayed a cute, witty and intelligent woman almost anyone could fall in love with her. Audrey Hepburn became not just a major Hollywood star but also a living icon for the Eternal City. She moved gracefully , never sloppy, never tired, always bright and sparkly yet pleasantly quiet, thoughtful. She is full of love, graciousness and compassion.
The beauty and true elegance of Audrey Hepburn was almost too good to be true. Her classy yet bold sense of style made her one of Hollywood’s greatest fashion icons. Not only did she grace the stages of film and theater, but her glamor extended into real life as well, where she was a role model and compassionate philanthropist. I adore all of her quotes and wish that I can recite them all in just this one post. She is a true image of legend that perhaps will never fades in the minds of society.
Audrey Hepburn left us girls a long list of lessons for how to live life with style . . . ❤
- Simplicity can be extraordinary.
- “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
- Class outshines trash. Many less tasteful women have stolen the stage for small lengths of time, but Audrey outlasted them all with poise and grace. A tramp may grab men’s attention for a day, but a lady will win everyone’s respect and adoration for a lifetime.
- Black turtlenecks never go out of style.
- Rock an updo now and then.
- A simple ponytail can be classy and cute.
- “Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people. It does for me.”
- “Laughing is the best calorie burner.” Especially after chocolate cake.
- Always have a pair of big, statement sunglasses on hand.
- Pair a headscarf with sunglasses for effortlessly fashionable traveling.
- Black eyeliner is a must. Audrey is famous for ladylike liner and gorgeous, full eyelashes. Experiment with the glamorous cat eye in liquid eye liner and jet black mascara. Keep it classy by pairing this dramatic eye with subtle cheeks and lips.
- Have several little black dresses, and don’t be afraid to wear them on average days.
- “There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.”
- Accept the reality of your weaknesses while playing your strengths for all they’re worth.
- “When you have found it, you should stick to it.”
- Even a street girl can pass as a princess with some manners. (My Fair Lady, 1964.)
- Don’t waste time and effort trying to convince a man of your worth. In her role as Sabrina in the 1954 film by the same name, Audrey learns that a man who can’t see her value on his own is not worth pursuing.
- Find someone who appreciates you.
- Overdressing is better than underdressing.
- “Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge or point fingers.”
- Learn to forgive and never stop loving.
- “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.”
- “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
- Pairing a long sleeve button-down shirt with shorts is a do.
- Take a day off every once in a while to do the things you’ve always dreamed of doing. (Roman Holiday, 1953.)
- Appreciate your oddities, they make you unique. Play up the things that make you different. They keep you from blending into the crowd. Even the most gorgeous women have insecurities. Learn to have confidence and love who you are.
- “There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”
- Own at least one bright-colored peacoat.
- “Paris is always a good idea.”
- Choose the mature sweetheart over the dashing young playboy. In her role as a sweet chauffeur’s daughter in Sabrina (1954), Audrey gains the attention of two wealthy brothers and makes this wise choice in the end.
- “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
- A boyish pixie cut can be sexy.
- “The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”
- A cat needs a name. (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961.)
- Turn life’s hardships into something meaningful. Growing up during World War II in Arnhem, Netherlands during the Dutch famine, Audrey witnessed many horrible things and suffered herself from malnutrition, acute anemia, respiratory problems, and edema. These hardships inspired her to become dedicated to humanitarian efforts later in life. Devoted to UNICEF, Audrey focused on aiding impoverished children in the poorest parts of the world.
- “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”
- “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.”
- Pair skinny black pants with chic flats for a classic look.
- “I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance, and do all kind of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.” Fake it till you make it.
- “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’”
- Focus on the positive things in life and let go of the sad.
- “Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.”
Bonjour Monday! Wishing everyone a fabulous week ahead! 🙂