Monday, October 26, 2009
I just do my thing : why we love Audrey Hepburn.
Ah... Audrey! Ever since I've decided to start writing about people and things that are, in my opinion, "timelessly stylish", i have started feeling more inspired and focused. Going by past statistics,I have also realized,of all the beautiful people and things we see, few will reach the status of "a timeless style icon". Audrey is and shall remain one. The little black dress, the button down boyfriend shirt, the simple tucked-in white tee,the jaunty neck-scarf, turtle-necks, skinny pants ,the cinched waist flared skirt, the Capri , the ballet flats, the sweeping eyeliner...the list of fashion statements she popularized that are still around and considered stylish is nearly endless, as is her charm. She was tall, slender and feminine in a refreshingly different way and undoubtedly very, very classy. In fact this quote by director Billy Wilder might sum it up best- "After so many drive-in waitresses becoming movie stars, there has been this real drought, when along came class; somebody who actually went to school, can spell, maybe even plays the piano. She may be a wispy, thin little thing, but when you see that girl, you know you're really in the presence of something. In that league there's only ever been Garbo, and the other Hepburn, and maybe Bergman. It's a rare quality, but boy, do you know when you've found it."