Tuesday 20 October 2015

Recreating Audrey Hepburn's Style

What fashionista doesn't love the iconic fashion icons of the film industry? Growing up, I remember being inspired by the classic icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to more modern divas such as Miranda Priestly and Carrie Bradshaw, dreaming of becoming that fabulous. 

I was recently contacted by Farfetch to recreate a look from my favourite of fashion's iconic movie moments. Choosing my favourite, well it seems near impossible but I have gone for one from the top of the list, Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanies. I can't think of a movie that I have watched so many times and felt so inspired by. And re-watching it after having lived in New York last year, well lets just say, there were tears, haha!

I decided to recreate Audrey's look from the opening scene, which features the stunning Givenchy gown, while she browses the beautiful Tiffanies windows on 5th Av. I, of course, selected this classic Givenchy LBD, with the higher hemline for a modern twist, paired with some classic black Saint Laurent heels. Then styled with the pearl necklace and earrings for the classic, elegant look Audrey is channeling. I chose this Chanel clutch as she appears to be carrying a small black bag and I thought Chanel would be perfect for the look. Unfortunately, I could not find any silk gloves similar to those that Audrey Hepburn wears in the scene, however these Alexander McQueen gloves are a perfect replacement as they are elegant and perfect for the colder months, being that they are leather. I then chose this headpiece, which is a great substitute if you do not want to wear a tiara like Hepburn does! It would look gorgeous tied around a top knot bun. This is then topped off with some large rimmed sunglasses, to hide last nights antics ;)

I had so much fun styling this look, as there are so many ways to put a modern twist on these classic looks! What would you have done differently?

With that, I want to leave you with this quote:

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades" 
                                                                                                                   - Audrey Hepburn

Until next time,

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