Look at any list ranking style icons, and you are almost sure to see the name Audrey Hepburn on the list, if not at the top of it. She gained icon status starring in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady. Her status as a glamorous icon has persisted in the decades since her passing and has served as inspiration to many of today's celebrities.
Born in Belgium and raised there as well as in England and the Netherlands, Audrey's style reflected her diverse upbringing. She trained as a ballet dancer in her youth, and she maintained a graceful ballet posture throughout her life. Her role as an icon was born from her portrayal of Holly Golightly in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. Many say the Little Black Dress, a staple in many women's wardrobes was made popular in this film.
What is it about Audrey Hepburn that makes her an icon? Celebrities like Jennifer Love Hewett and Kim Kardashian draw inspiration from her and women still show up at Tiffany's in New York City with bags of pastries channeling her. The answer is a combination of factors. Audrey was immaculate in her simplicity. Her style was a reflection of her personality. She wore her clothes and make-up and gave them life, not the other way around. Her groomed eyebrows, pixie hair style, simple, clean make-up and classic wardrobe are as relevant today as they were decades past. She could easily be a starlet in Hollywood today without changing a thing. Her look appealed to everyone. Men wanted her and women wanted her as a friend.
How can you be inspired by Audrey Hepburn? Follow her lead and let your personality define your look, don't let it define you. Please contact us to see how we can help you achieve your own personal style.