Timeless icons – Audrey Hepburn

Hello dears,
 
today I’m launching a series of posts dedicated to timeless style icons.
 
Let’s start with my favourite!

 

Hope you enjoy
 
Love, Coco 

She was..

… a film and fashion icon during Hollywood’s Golden Age  

Accomplishments 

ranked as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema 

– featured in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame  

– appointed Unicef Goodwill Ambassador 

– one of the eleven winners of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)
 

Style 

– Huge eyes, thick brows, waif-like figure, long legs 

– Muse of couturier Hubert de Givenchy and photographer Richard Avedon 

– Her favourite outfit: “a simple sheath made an extraordinary way in a special fabric, and just two earrings”
 
Favourite quotes 
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
 
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” 
 “Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”  
“Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.” 
 “My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature.”
 

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  1. LOLA FINN - October 9, 2012

    Love this post! Very amazing woman!<br />Thank you so much for visiting me and your nice comment &lt;3<br />xoxo

  2. Felicity - October 9, 2012

    She was so beautiful! I absolutely love your blog. I&#39;m following you and I&#39;d love it if you could follow me back? Anyway, keep up the amazing work! Felicity x<br /><br />http://that-bird.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. Vanessa. - October 9, 2012

    She was really beautiful!<br /><br />xoxo

  4. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) - October 9, 2012

    Yaaay Coco! I&#39;m glad you&#39;re doing this. I love vintage ladies 🙂 I adored Audrey Hepburn. I loved her in Roman Holiday, Funny Face and of course Breakfast at Tiffany&#39;s. Can&#39;t you tell I&#39;m a vintage film lover? HaHaHa Her style and taste was truly impeccable. She was also very vocal when it came to animals and such. She was a lovely person.<br />Excellent post! Can&#39;t wait

  5. Leslie - October 9, 2012

    They are all gorgeous! Such s great idea to do this series Coco!! Interesting how the elegant look of these ladies us still in vogue. True classics!

  6. Velvet Dreams - October 9, 2012

    Grazie per il tuo commento. :)<br /><br />Audrey Hepburn mi è sempre piaciuta. Bellissima! 🙂

  7. Sarah Stright - October 9, 2012

    When I think of style icons she&#39;s definitely the first one that comes to mind.

  8. Sunny & Star - October 10, 2012

    I love this posts. All of the photos are stunning. She is such a style icon.<br /><br />Tracy @ <a href="%E2%80%9Dwww.sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com%E2%80%9D?" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

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  10. Noora - October 10, 2012

    So lovely pictures! ♥<br /><br />From Finland, with ♥,<br />curiousnoora.blogspot.com

  11. Carolyne O' - October 10, 2012

    I&#39;m totally in love with this post!<br />I&#39;m your 83 follower if you like my blog too I&#39;m waiting for you!<br />Xoxoxo <br /><br />Carolina<br /><br />www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    Thanks for visiting my blog! Now following yours! :)<br /><br />From Finland, with ♥,<br />curiousnoora.blogspot.com

  13. TheTinyHeart - October 10, 2012

    She is definitely an icon! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I&#39;m following now and would love it if you followed back :)<br /><br />-Sharon<br /><a href="http://www.thetinyheart.blogspot.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">The Tiny Heart</a> <br /><a href="http://thetinyheart.blogspot.com/2012/10/giveaway-blue-bird-bride.html&quot; rel="nofollow">Jewelry Giveaway!</a>

  14. Sabrina Musco - October 10, 2012

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  15. *°+*°* vé *°*+°* - October 10, 2012

    ciao tesoro…bellissimo post lei è in assoluto la donna più bella ed elegante di sempre… ^^<br />la adoro<br />kiss e buona serata<br />vendy<br /><br /><br />http://www.simplelifeve.blogspot.it

  16. Meredith - October 10, 2012

    Love, love, love, love Audrey! So fun to read this–thanks for the tribute to the great lady 🙂

  17. Simona - October 11, 2012

    Great post, lots of photos that I had never seen before!<br />come on by if you like, maybe after we could follow each other?<br />xx<br />Simona<br />www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

  18. joanne hegarty - October 11, 2012

    I love Audrey Hepburn – think she is my favorite style icon of all times.<br /><br />Joanne<br /><br />http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com<br /><br />xx

  19. primrosesfield - October 14, 2012

    I love Audrey 🙂 Great pics!

  20. Lila Moonlight - October 14, 2012

    The best person to start this series. She is the best, loooove her. I collect dvds and books about her : )

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