12.24.2015

5 Tips For A Less Stressful Christmas

No matter how much we plan, Christmas can sometimes be a little messy and chaotic, don't you think? From the food to the presents and Christmas decorations, the never ending to-do list can seem like a tall order for some of us.

Here are 5 things you could do just to make Christmas a little less stressful.

1. Easy and Frugal Christmas Decorations

Is there any way to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget, you ask? Sure there is! Granted, Christmas decors can set you back a few hundred dollars but you can find some simple and frugal alternatives at the dollar store.

Here are 30 dollar store items which may inspire you and get the ball rolling. Or, you could try your hand at this list of 20 creative Christmas decorating ideas.


2. Be Creative in the Kitchen

Clock is ticking... Time is wasting. There's the turkey, the ham, the eggnog, the what not. Which comes first?

Look for easy tips and tricks for the kitchen that can help save you precious time. You'll be surprised by how many creative people are out there who come up with ingenious ideas on how to go about things. For instance, here is a very neat trick on how to ice your cookies the easy way, without creating a complete mess.

3. Gift Wrapping Ideas

Love wrapping presents but find yourself going back to the same theme every year? Plain old wrapping paper or gift bags... again?

Well, here is an awesome blog post that shows you how to wrap gifts the creative and budget friendly way. In fact, wrapping a small gift such as accessories can be as simple as getting a toilet paper roll, colorful, decorative paper and a tape or ribbon. Very clever!


4. Make Yourself A Hot White Chocolate

Yes, you read that right. Hot WHITE chocolate. Forget old hot chocolate - try something different this year. Here's a special homemade mint white hot chocolate recipe that you can easily whip up in 15 minutes!

 

5. Enjoy a Favorite Christmas Movie

Now give yourself a pat on the back just because you made it through! It's time to kick back and enjoy a good Christmas movie. I don't know about you but my all time favorite has got to be Love Actually, hands down.

Can you believe it's been 12 years since the movie's release (yes, back in 2003) and people are still talking about it even today? It's a clever mix of both romance and humor and casts some of the best stars in the movie industry. The movie itself shows the many facets of love and life - unrequited love, adultery, responsibilities and language barriers. Truly a must watch!



Now, go forth and have fun. Merry Christmas!

12.09.2015

8 Must Watch Retro Shows to Inspire You

 

1. The Great Gatsby ~ 1920's

Carey Mulligan has always reminded me of a younger version of Katie Holmes for some reason. (Am I the only one who thinks that way?)

In the film The Great Gatsby set in the 1920's, Carey Mulligan played the role of Daisy Buchanan alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as the great Jay Gatsby. To be honest, I wasn't too fond of Carey Mulligan's character in this show (I won't be able to divulge more details without giving away the entire story) but the dresses were to die for!

The 1920's was all about the tea length dresses and adornments such as headbands, cloche hats, sashes and bows to name a few; and the movie showcased some of the most exquisite dresses I could only wish for. So if you love the 1920's decade then put this on your must watch list, pronto!

Carey Mulligan in an evening party dress from a scene in the movie, The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan in a tea length sheath dress

2. The Imitation Game ~ 1930's to 1950's

I am a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch (yes, quite the Cumberbitch* or Cumberbabe), thanks to his top notch portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the renowned British TV drama series, Sherlock.

*Please pardon the language, but that's what his fans are called.

Having said that though, I thought Keira Knightley, who played the role of Joan Clarke, stole the show in The Imitation Game. Joan Clarke was a cryptanalyst who joined Alan Turing's team in an effort to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma - which was thought to be unbreakable. In fact, it was touted as one of Keira Knightley's best performances, where she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. I especially loved her outfits and that little touch of vintage flair she adds to her ensemble by wearing knitted cardigans and hats.

Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie, The Imitation Game

3. Captain America: The First Avenger ~ 1940's

Chris Evans may have been the star of the show in Captain America: The First Avenger, but in my humble opinion, it was Hayley Atwell in her role as Peggy Carter who stole the limelight from him.

I especially love this scene from the movie where she strutted her stuff in one of the best figure flattering red pencil dresses I've ever seen. Needless to say, the hair and shoes were oh-so gorgeously perfect. Not to mention, loving the red lipstick too! :)

Hayley Atwell in a gorgeous red dress from a scene in the movie, Captain America

4. Sylvia ~ 1950's

Sylvia revolves around the life of Sylvia Plath, the leading character played by Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie tells the true story of Sylvia, a talented poet who struggles to find happiness in her life and became increasingly intrigued by death.

While the movie itself is melancholic, there's something you can actually look forward to - Gwyneth Paltrow's impeccable dressing. Everything about her was perfect in the movie - from the dresses to the hair and makeup. Did you notice those pearl necklaces as well? Uber-feminine!

Gwyneth Paltrow's gorgeous retro look with a matching pearl necklace

Daniel Craig and Gwyneth Paltrow in a scene from the movie, Sylvia

5. An Education ~ 1960's

Guess what? It's Carey Mulligan again.

In the movie An Education set in the 1960's, Carey Mulligan plays the role of Jenny Mellor, a 16 year old girl who falls head over heels with an older man - David Goldman - a character played by Peter Sarsgaard.

While she may be smitten with him, I for one found myself falling in love with not just the movie but ALL the dresses Carey Mulligan wore in the show. Yes, I am such a hopeless sucker for vintage style dresses. :)

Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in a scene from the movie, An Education
Carey Mulligan wearing a chic floral dress in the movie, An Education

6. Mad Men ~ 1960's

Now ladies, this list wouldn't be complete without the addition of the most talked about American drama series, Mad Men. Primary set in the 1960's, Mad Men is an American period drama TV series which centers around the business of advertising agencies and the lives of its individual characters. I've always had a soft spot for Jon Hamm (*swoon*) who plays the protagonist, Don Draper but the girls are absolutely killing it with their striking dresses and ensembles.

In fact I would go as far as to say that a lot of today's vintage style dresses are inspired by the ones worn in the show. Some prominent examples include the wiggle dresses (such as the one worn by Christina Hendricks below), and swing dresses (such as the one worn by January Jones below). Very addictive indeed!

Christina Hendricks in a sexy floral wiggle dress

January Jones in a floral print vintage inspired dress

7. American Hustle ~ 1970's

Inspired by the 1970's Abscam case, American Hustle stars some of Hollywood's powerhouses like Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

The 1970's was a fun, disco-ish era (think Saturday Night Fever) with some very interesting fashion finds. From flares to fringes, platforms to bell bottoms - the possibilities were endless! Hairstyles also reached greater heights (literally!) with exaggerated perms and disco afros. Jersey halter dresses were also popular back in the 70's thanks to designer Roy Halston Frowick who was famous for his clean, minimalist designs. 

American Hustle did well by staying true to the 1970s theme as you can see evidently in the dresses the girls are wearing in the photo below. Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning in her halter dress with a seductive plunging keyhole neckline, while Amy Adams rocked her disco look with a permed mane and shimmering gown.

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams from a scene in the movie, American Hustle

8. Blue Jasmine ~ Modern Day Retro

Just a few nights ago, I challenged myself to watch the telly without toying with my phone. Yes, no repinning recipes on Pinterest. Boy, let me tell you, it was hard. :) The husband has a knack for flipping channels during commercials which irritates the heck out of me. If I have to name one of my biggest pet peeves, this one takes the cake. BUT - thanks to his vigorous channel surfing, I came across this movie called Blue Jasmine.

The movie starred Cate Blanchett as Jasmine Francis, a New York socialite who flees to San Francisco after her marriage crumbles to live with her sister, Ginger. Cate Blanchett's performance in the film was sensational; winning her the Oscar for Best Actress. But that's beside the point.

What I loved about the movie were her dresses (and the designer bags, of course). There was something very retro and classy about every dress she wore that I felt it was post worthy. With her exotic beauty and piercing blue eyes, I'll have to say she made every frock look flawless in the show. You'll just have to watch the movie to know what I mean.

Cate Blanchett and Peter Sarsgaard from a scene in the movie Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett wearing a stunning floral print dress in the movie Blue Jasmine
So there you have it, my top 8 movie recommendations for you retro or vintage lovers out there. Do you have other movie recommendations I may have missed? Let me know in the Comments section below! :)

12.03.2015

Get Your 1950's Look in 5 Simple Steps

Prepping for a retro themed party?
Or how about ushering in this Christmas with a little retro flavor?

Here's how you can achieve a 1950's inspired retro look - I promise you won't have to spend a fortune. :)

 

Step 1: Fit and Flare Dresses

Let's first talk about the main component of your entire look - the dress.

Now, let me ask you. What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Audrey Hepburn?

The little black dresses, you say?

Well, you're absolutely spot on. If you're an avid fan of Audrey Hepburn (like I am), you would have noticed that a lot of today's vintage style dresses are inspired by her fashion panache.

Ms. Hepburn's dresses were also very commonly found in shades of black. Perhaps one of the most iconic little black dresses of all time was the one Ms. Hepburn wore in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

But the one I am particularly interested in (for the sole purpose of this blog post) is the little black dress Ms. Hepburn wore in the movie Sabrina.

Audrey Hepburn in the movie, Sabrina

You'll also see photos of Ms. Hepburn in floral print dresses such as the one depicted below.

Audrey Hepburn in a floral print dress

Are you starting to notice a pattern here? Pardon the pun. :)

All these dresses had one thing in common. They are classic fit and flare dresses. This simply means that the dresses were fitted at the bodice and flared out into a full skirt. Fit and flare dresses are also known as swing dresses.

Another example of these fit and flare dresses is the one worn by Lauren Bacall in the movie How to Marry a Millionaire (see below). I don't know about you, but the lady looked exceptionally stunning in her print dress.

From left to right: Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable

And if you prefer something with even more length to it then let Grace Kelly inspire you with her fashionable long floral print dress.

Grace Kelly in a long, floral print dress

Why I specifically like the fit and flare dress is simple - it helps accentuate your waistline and it cleverly disguises the hips, thighs and buttocks. It's flattering for most women and perfect for pear shapes!

So first order of business, find your fit and flare dress!

Step 2: Belt Up

Now the 1950s was all about placing emphasis on the waistline. Yep, it was all about making your waist look smaller.

Hence the fit and flare and wiggle dresses.

Now that you have your fit and flare dress ready, you might want to consider adorning your outfit with a slim belt. Notice I say slim belt because it's just there to accentuate your waistline. Thick belts are an overkill in my opinion and just a tad too tacky for my liking; but then again, it's a matter of individual preference. Bottom line is, any adornments or embellishments on your clothing should exist for the simple reason of making you look classy and not too costume-y or too over the top.

Take for example this white floral Givenchy dress Ms. Hepburn wore to the Academy Awards in 1954. Notice how the slim belt is fastened tightly around her waist to show off her slim waistline? Of course I'm not asking you to suffocate yourself with a belt. Keep in mind that we just want to create an illusion of a slimmer waistline so let it sit snugly but comfortably on your waist.

Audrey Hepburn in a white Givenchy floral dress

And just to drive my point home, see below for an example of how the addition of a simple belt helps create so much more definition to your waistline.

Left: without a belt, Right: with a belt

Step 3: Pearls

Quick question - what do these celebrities have in common?

You got that right - pearls! Granted, diamonds are a girl's best friend, but if you're gunning for an authentic retro look, then your best bet is pearls.

These days, dresses are embellished with pearls - very much inspired by Audrey Hepburn in her Breakfast at Tiffany's movie. If you have such a dress, then I would say you're pretty much set.

Otherwise, try adorning yourself with long strings of small pearls (by creating several loops) for short dresses, or shorter strings of larger pearls for long dresses. Play around with different combinations until you find something you fancy.

Step 4: Shoes

Often the most overlooked element of a retro makeover, shoes can actually make or break your entire look.

Have you ever seen someone wearing just about the nicest dress you've ever seen, but as your eyes travel down towards the shoes, they make your face twitch?

That's exactly my point. You really need the right pair of shoes.

Back in the 1950s, shoes were rather plain and conventional. Oxford shoes, ballet shoes and plain colored pumps were the norm. Bobby socks were also very commonly worn with penny loafers and saddle shoes.

Having said that though, stilettos were actually popular back in the 1950s for their sex appeal which drove designers to compete with each other to see who could make the skinniest heels.

Shoes popular in the 1950s

Take a look at the blog post here for more designs that were popular in the 1950's. 

Step 5: Make up and Hairdo

One more time - what do these celebrities have in common?


If you answered "red lipstick", then well done!

To perfect your 1950's retro look, you need to pay attention to your makeup and hairdo as well. In fact, in my opinion, if you couldn't be bothered with the clothing and accessories, then at least ace this part.

In terms of makeup, I would go as far as to say that the red lipstick is the quintessential element of any 1950s retro look. In fact, I have a guilty pleasure  - I'm the proud owner of a little over 20 lipsticks in all different shades of red. Yes, I must confess that I have a vice for red lipsticks. My favorite has to be the L'Oreal Colour Riche Coco Rico. Although I do think that some of the shades are pretty much identical but oh well, who's counting? :)

Here is an awesome blog post that shows you how to transform your look into a 1950's Hollywood starlet in just 10 steps.

In terms of hairdo, you'll notice that there is a common theme with retro hairstyles. Regardless which hairstyle you're trying to attain, you'll need to introduce some form of wave or curl. Emily, from The Freckled Fox shares excellent specialty tutorials on how to recreate retro hairstyles. You really don't need a professional for this!

Bonus: Exclusively for Audrey Hepburn fans

This section is a little bonus for you Audrey Hepburn fans out there.

Did you know that Ms. Hepburn had a vice for scarves? In a cover story on Vanity Fair, Ms. Hepburn's son Luca Dotti admitted that his mother had likely close to 30-40 scarves. Ms. Hepburn was truly fond of kerchiefs tied under her chin, as they reminded her of her childhood days on the farm.

For an even more classy and elegant flair, put on a pair of Oliver Goldsmith lookalike large, bold sunglasses!

Here's a signature Audrey Hepburn style I'll leave you with.



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11.24.2015

Audrey Hepburn's Inspirational Quotes

One of the many reasons I love Audrey Hepburn - she comes up with all things intelligent to say. Here are some of her memorable quotes that are truly inspirational. It's what keeps me going on a tough day.

#1: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"- Audrey Hepburn


#2: “I don’t take my life seriously, but I do take what I do – in my life – seriously.” - Audrey Hepburn


#3: “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.” - Audrey Hepburn


#4: “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.” - Audrey Hepburn


#5: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” - Audrey Hepburn


Source: Quotes Images: Google

11.13.2015

2 Simple Tricks to Finding the Perfect Dress

Have you ever bought a dress and tried it on, only to realize that it doesn't look as flattering as it did on the model in the advertisement?

Disappointing, isn't it? But don't despair, it happens.


The truth of the matter is that every woman's body and figure is different. As you gain or lose weight, your body shape may consequently change as well. What may work for some may not necessarily work for you. Our aim is to understand our bodies, embrace it and dress in such a way that we flaunt only our best assets.

So regardless whether you're looking for a dress for your wedding (or your bestie's), prom or formal, sweet 16 or graduation, we are all looking for the perfect dress.

The question is how? Where do we start?

When I got married some time ago, I remembered being terribly overwhelmed by the dress selections - there were hundreds to choose from. My wedding photography package allowed me to pick 5 dresses from what they call their "designer range" for our photo shoots.

So there I was, feeling lost and not knowing where to start - randomly picking out dresses I thought would look nice on me. But when I tried them on, it was a different story altogether.

You see, I am a classic pear shape but I loved the mermaid silhouette. So naturally I leaned towards body hugging mermaid dresses. I put the first dress on and I wasn't impressed. It was unflattering. So I put on another, and another and yet another.

After having tried on almost 20 dresses, I was getting flustered and close to tears.

I wished I'd known better back then but I had no clue what I was doing. Having noticed the disappointment on my face, the salesperson decided to promote their upgrade package. So I bit the bullet (and my husband was kind enough to allow this) and paid extra to upgrade to their "VIP designer range" - whatever the heck that meant. I was just so desperate to find something that worked for me. But was it worth it? In hindsight, I'm not so sure.

Oh, and did I mention - I didn't own these dresses. They were just for rent.

This time, the salesperson guided me along the way and suggested that I try her dress recommendations instead. The silhouettes were very different this time - they were mostly ball gowns and A-line frocks.

And, let me tell you, they were perfect. 

It wasn't because the dresses were fancier, but rather the dress silhouettes were absolutely spot on.

Why am I telling you this? Well, for starters, there's a lesson to learn here. No matter what the event may be - do your research first so you have an idea of what you want to (or should) wear. Trust me, it's worth the effort and you can avoid splurging on unnecessary "upgrades". Don't succumb to sales talk or rent/purchase a dress that you don't feel 100% confident about. This is even more so if you have a limited budget or you're working against the clock so you can't afford to waste valuable time and money.
So, first order of business - do your research so you have an idea of what you want to (or should) wear.

Step 1: Know your Shape

Before anything else, get to know your own body first. I can't stress how important this is and how many people miss this step. I specifically recall once when a customer came to me asking for help on choosing the right dress for her. I could feel her desperation (all too deja vu if you ask me). I soon realized that she'd ordered a couple of dresses online which didn't fit and ended up tucked away in a garment bag somewhere in her wardrobe. I empathized with her, and it was heartbreaking even for me to read messages like these.

So I'll tell you the same thing I told her - get to know your own body shape. If you're not sure, you might want to try using Bobbie Thomas' X Factor method. To do this:-
  1. Stand in front of a mirror (preferably naked for best results). 
  2. Using a lipstick (or your kid brother's crayon or whatever you can grab), mark the widest point of your shoulders and hips with a dot. 
  3. Repeat for the waist by marking the narrowest points on both sides. 
  4. Now step back and connect the dots to make an "X". 
  5. Compare your outline with the X Factor chart below to determine your body shape.
The outline will give you a great visual of determining your body shape. (I favor this method over the measuring tape because it is extremely nerve-wracking to measure yourself and we tend to obsess over our own measurements which is totally uncalled-for.)


Do you know your body shape now? Great! Now let's move on and figure out the best dress silhouettes and styles for you.

Apple Shaped (also known as Diamond)
Women with an apple shaped body usually display the following characteristics:-
  • Rounded shoulders
  • A wider/fuller back, chest and waist 
  • Weight tends to form on the stomach
  • An undefined waist
  • Nicely shaped legs 
The trick to acing the look is to flaunt your assets! Try drawing attention to your bust or legs. As such, the following dress silhouettes will work best on you:-

Recommended Dress Styles:
  • V neck: Draws attention to your bust and away from the shoulders
  • Empire: Draws attention to your bust and and elongates the body
Catherine Zeta-Jones in a plunging V-neck dressCatherine Zeta-Jones in an empire waist dress

Inverted Triangle Shaped
Women with an inverted triangle shaped body usually have the following features:-
  • Shoulders are broader than the waist and hips
  • Strong and shapely shoulders
  • The torso is bigger than the bottom half
  • A little definition between waist and hips
  • Hips and bottoms are usually flat
Keep in mind that dressing is just a balancing act. As such you would want to try to add more volume to your hips to balance out your shoulders. The following tips may work best on you:-

Recommended Dress Styles:
  • Trumpet/Mermaid: The slim bodice and flared skirt helps contrast against the shoulders
  • Peplum: The ruffles or flared detailing draws attention to the waistline
  • Sheath: Simple, straight lines that softens the look and elongates the body 

Angie in an elegant sheath dressAngie in a stunning peplum dress

Pear Shaped (also known as Triangle)
Pear shaped women are likely to have:-
  • A torso that tends to be longer than the legs
  • An average to small bust 
  • Small shoulders
  • A defined waist
  • Fuller hips and thighs
  • Hips that are usually wider wider than the shoulders
Again the aim is to accentuate your best features - your waist. It's also a smart idea to elongate the legs. Try the suggestions below:-

Recommended Dress Styles:
  • Ball gown: Its fitted bodice minimizes the waistline while the full skirt disguises the hips, buttocks and legs.
  • Empire: Keeps the focus on the upper frame, while the flowing skirt creates a soft, feminine look
  • A-line: Helps disguise the hips, buttocks and legs
J Lo in a stunning ball gownJ Lo in an empire waist dress

Hourglass Shaped
Women with the curvaceous hourglass body type are shapely and evenly proportioned all over. They usually have:-
  • Evenly balanced hips and shoulders 
  • A well defined waist
In general, it's ideal to find a dress that hugs your curves and shows off your small waistline.

Recommended Dress Styles:
  • Mermaid gown: Hugs the body in all the right places, therefore flaunting your well balanced shape and curves
  • Sheath: Show off your figure with a slimming silhouette from top to toe
Marilyn Monroe in a seductive mermaid gownKate Winslet in a sheath dress (post pregnancy!)

Tubular Shaped (also known as Rectangle or Banana Shaped)
Women with the tubular shape are touted as being athletic and slender. They usually have:-
  • A small chest
  • A small bottom
  • Shoulders, waist and hips that are pretty much in line
  • Not a lot of curves
Your best bet is to find a dress that creates more curves and a more pronounced waistline.

Recommended Dress Styles:
  • Mermaid gown: Body hugging sheath that flairs at or below the knee 
  • Sheath: This silhouette follows the body's curves from top to bottom
Keira Knightley in a mermaid gownKeira Knightley in a sheath dress

Style Tip
If you still cannot decide on the best silhouette for yourself, then play it safe and go for an A-line dress silhouette. A-lines are very forgiving and are universally flattering for any body shape.

Step 2:  Be Inspired By Celebrities


Now that you have an idea of the right dress silhouettes and styles for you, it's time to find your perfect dress. Isn't this exciting? :)

It may just be my personal preference, but I'd rather see a dress advertised on an actual real person (whether a slim or plus sized model) than on mannequins. You get a real taste and sense of the designer's style and work of art from top to toe - from the hair and makeup, to the dress, and right down to the shoes. You can then decide for yourself if you like the complete getup and if it'll work for you. Some dresses require additional accessories like gloves or necklaces to make the look pop while others only look better when worn with pumps or stilettos.

It's why fashion runway shows work better than seeing a random dress displayed in store - you get to see the complete package and more often than not - you want to steal the entire look.

But how? How on earth am I to attend a runway show??

Don't worry - neither can I. There's an easier and cheaper method of doing this. Pinterest is an excellent way to start. (Note: If you're not on Pinterest yet, just sign up for an account. It's totally free. And while you're at it, show some love and follow us. *winks*)

Now that you have a Pinterest account, just go to the search bar and type in "<celebrity name> dress". You'll be presented with a myriad of photos! Of course, you'll need to replace "<celebrity name>" with the name of the celebrity you wish to look up. Here are some suggestions below organized by their body shapes.

Apple Shaped
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Elizabeth Hurley
Inverted Triangle
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Renée Zellweger
Pear Shaped
  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • Jennifer Lopez
Hourglass Shaped
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Doris Day
  • Kate Winslet
  • Nigella Lawson
Tubular Shaped
  • Judy Garland
  • Grace Kelly 
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Keira Knightly
  • Cameron Diaz

Now that was easy, wasn't it? You now have a wealth of photos to go through and the best part is, you get to see how these celebrities dress by flaunting their best assets and disguising other body parts. You'll not only get a feel of which dress silhouettes, necklines and waistlines will work best for you, you'll also have an idea of what to do from your hair to makeup and accessories and even your shoes.

Of course, even celebrities don't get it right all the time. So be sure to learn from their mistakes!

I hope this post helped and here's to finding your perfect dress! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. And if you believe this post may help others too, please be kind and share. :) 

11.06.2015

Vintage Dresses: Audrey Hepburn's Lookbook

I've probably said this a million times before, but I love Audrey Hepburn. Have you seen those eyes? Swoon. I may not have met the fashion icon in person but I've seen the next best thing - her wax figure at Madame Tussauds, Australia. Just have a look at the photo below - the set captures the scene from her 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Audrey Hepburn's wax figure at Madame Tussauds
If you've seen Audrey Hepburn's old photos, you'll know that she's a lady of class, elegance and simplicity. Heck, the lady can absolutely rock plaid shirts and loafers! Take a look at Audrey's lookbook below and you'll see for yourself why she still remains a style icon today, and I'll bet for many more years to come.

The iconic Givenchy black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn in her stunning Givenchy floral dress for the movie Sabrina

Audrey Hepburn wearing a pink Givenchy dress

Ms. Hepburn in an off shoulder ball gown for the movie, Roman Holiday.

Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy white floral dress to the Oscars

Audrey Hepburn in a strapless ball gown for the Funny Face promo

Audrey Hepburn wearing a ball gown for the Love in the Afternoon opera scene

The dress may be simple, but Audrey Hepburn's beauty is flawless

Ms. Hepburn shows you how to rock a day dress with fun, bold prints

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