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Let’s be clear, Edie Sedgwick may be the one famous for them, but Audrey Hepburn had them down pat – Mod Eyes.
To be frank, the smoky eye is getting boring and taking it back to a sixties classic always makes for a good change in pace. This makeup Monday inspiration comes from a set on Polyvore.com, so I dare you – just try and pull off-putting black eyeliner in the crease of your eye:
I’ve been obsessed with Ray-Bans for too long to count, perhaps it has something to do with Audrey Hepburn and her classic Wayfarers. Now I’m graduating from my Wayfarers to Clubmasters, because something about these makes me covet them deeply. Colorful or standard, these retro specs are the perfect accessory. I’d perhaps even go as far as to become one of those people I hate who wear sunglasses in the dark or inside for these babies.
I’d happily spend days on end watching Audrey Hepburn on screen in everything from Charade to How to Steal a Million. If Audrey Hepburn were alive she would have been 82 today and a toast is in order. To the woman that has inspired many with her words of wisdom on How to Be Lovely, her ability to charm the pants of anyone, and her grace. It’s why she was so convincing as the prostitute with a heart of gold in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Audrey Hepburn possessed real gum-shun, she had a persona that was willing to give all it could and ask nothing in return. With all my love, I only wish I could have met her.
Over the weekend I took a trip to the Upper East Side to see the house that she lived in, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – located at 169 East 71st Street. The only way I could definitely identify it was by the molding around the door. Nevertheless it’s time to watch a little Audrey and celebrate the life of one of the most amazing actresses ever to grace the silver screen.
Let me make this perfectly clear, Holly Golightly isn’t my favorite of all of the characters that Audrey Hepburn has played, but that doesn’t stop me from hanging out on Fifth Avenue in front of Tiffany’s imitating the opening scene. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is probably the single most recognizable Audrey Hepburn film, and the film that has immortalized her in the style diaries of so many women. Some turn their nose up at the fact that in reality Holly Golightly was a prostitute of sorts, but if that be the case, she was a very well dressed one. The claw foot tub sofa is the kind of deconstructed-chic design piece that doesn’t quite make sense but does. Deep down, I’m the kind of romantic sap that would love it if a guy gave me the ring from a cracker jack box over a diamond with questionable Africa conflict ties. Waking up in the afternoon like Holly takes a skill I have yet to perfect and the Holly GoNightly’s sleep mask is the perfect tool to help me practice. Holly tossed around quite a few pieces of costume jewelry and each tiara was as bewitching as the other but I love these fantasy crystal earrings because the remind me of the ones she wore while casually discussing her trip to sing-sing. It’s an intense shade of pink but if anyone could have pulled this Dolce & Gabbana Barbie pink dress, it would have been Holly.
JcPenney’s been beefing up its fashion and beauty departments over the last couple of years and now that MNG by Mango has finally opened up in a store near me it’s bound to take over my wardrobe. MNG by Mango offers the same Euro-chic styling as the Mango brand that I covet deeply, with the bonus of having new pieces appear in stores two times a month.
These four picks are the first things I’m getting my hands on, follow suit or get your own:
Oval Coral Ring;
I’m in love with all things remotely oceanic, and the red hue of this coral goldtone cocktail ring with its blue accent side stones is so gorgeous I can’t wait to slip it onto my finger. Available at select JcPenney stores and JcPenney.com for $24.90.
Woven Dress; Audrey Hepburn would be proud of this chic bateau neckline, and the flirtatious flounce skirt. Paired with kitten heels and pearl earrings, this piece could become my favorite LBD. Available at select JcPenney stores and JcPenney.com for $109.90.
Ischia Sunglasses; I don’t care how many sunglasses I own, I’ll never have too many and these yellow and black tortoise shell sunglasses are the perfect addition to my already over flowing collection of shades. Available at select JcPenney stores and JcPenney.com for $44.90.
Sabana Belt; Belts can change the look of just about any ensemble and the woven detail on this leather one is just right for all the skirts and billowing blouses that’ll become wardrobe must haves this spring. Available at select JcPenney stores and JcPenney.com for $69.90.