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We love Audrey Hepburn!

When I asked you all who your style inspirations were, the darling Audrey Hepburn was the name that kept on popping up! Elegant, sophisticated and beautifully whimsical, Audrey Hepburn’s style is timeless perfection.

 

Audrey Hepburn & Givenchy

Givenchy was Hepburn’s signature look, both on and off the screen.

Of the fashion house, Hepburn said: “Balenciaga once said the secret of elegance is elimination. I believe that. That’s why I love Hubert Givenchy… They’re clothes without ornament, with everything stripped away.”

Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy first met in 1953, before she began filming ‘Sabrina’. Hepburn flew to Paris for an appointment with him and to organise her wardrobe for the film. At twenty-six, Givenchy had just left Christian Dior the year previously, to open his own salon in Paris. Influenced by his mentor and friend Cristobal Balenciaga, Givenchy’s style was minimal elegance.

A fashion fairytale was made that day. Givenchy let Hepburn choose anything she liked from his current collection. ‘Sabrina’ then went on to win an Oscar for Costume Design and Edith Head received the recognition. Hepburn was terribly upset by this and called Givenchy immediately to apologise.  Of this Givenchy said:  “I was very touched, but told her not to worry, because Sabrina had brought me more new clients than I could handle, but Audrey was still upset, and she made a promise to me that in the future she would make sure that it never happened again. And she kept her promise. This was one of the most marvellous things about her. She thought constantly of others.”

Hepburn’s alliance with Givenchy would last her lifetime. Givenchy went on to make costumes for most of Hepburn’s films after ‘Sabrina’ and created a fragrance for her in 1957 called ‘L’Interdit’. It was intended for her personal use only; however, she asked Givenchy to put L’Interdit into the marketplace. Hepburn stared in the campaign but refused to negotiate compensation for using her name; she would gladly assist her dear friend in launching his perfume.

To the darling Audrey Hepburn… Uptown Twirl & stylish people around the world love you! xx

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Your Daily Fashion Scoop

Photos from fashionfoiegras.com & grazia.com.au

4 Delicious Espresso Shots Of News…

First Look: January Jones for Versace

The first image of January Jones for Versace has been released and it is seriously hot (pictured above)! January Jones oh la la! Captured by Mario Testino in striking black and white, Jones models some divine Versace accessories. The image is so dramatic and sexy yet sophisticated.

Nicole Richie &
Joel Madden Wed

House of Harlow and Winter Kate designer, Nicole Richie married Joel Madden over the weekend. The ceremony took place at Richie’s father, Lionel Richie’s, LA home. Guests included; Ashlee Simpson, Gwen Stefani and Khloe Kardashian. But the big question – what Richie wore – is still to be confirmed. It has been reported, her final two options were vintage Chanel or a custom-made Marchesa gown! Decisions, decisions! I cannot wait to see which she chose! Richie is pictured above wearing Marchesa to a red carpet event.

The Financial Times Most Influential Women

The Financial Times has named the most influential women of the last decade. From the world of fashion; Kate Moss was named the ultimate ‘model-as-brand’ and Michelle Obama was listed for her ‘international influence’. Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured right) was credited with having ‘changed the shoe industry’. The Céline creative director, Phoebe Philo, was also mentioned.  

Oprah’s Gift to her Australian Audience

Photos from grazia.com.au

Oprah has been in Australia and today was her Sydney Opera House show. Each of her 6000-strong audience received a Kailis ‘O’ pearl pendant necklace! Valued at $450AU each, the necklaces can now be purchased online. Of being involved in the Oprah show, Kailis Jewellery General Manager, Sonia Mackay-Coghill said:

Kailis Jewellery has always believed in bringing joy to the wearer of Australian South Sea Pearl and to be able to share this with over 6000 audience members is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Happy Oprah Tuesday! xx

 

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