Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Still the Definition of Style.

Audrey Hepburn Definition of Style HOW TO DEFINE HERSELF:

"Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them."

"My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses."

"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion."

"It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it."

"You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you." –as Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffanys

"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated." –as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

"If I'm honest, I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all."


"After so many drive-in waitresses becoming movie stars, there has been this real drought, when along come 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." - Billy Wilder, director Breakfast at Tiffany's

"One got a sense that Audrey Hepburn didn't know how beautiful she was. There was never another movie star like her." - Issac Mizrahi, designer

"What a burden she lifted from women. There was proof that looking good need not be synonymous with looking bimbo. Thanks to their first glimpse of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, half a generation of young females stopped stuffing their bras and teetering on stiletto heels." - The New York Times

"She's a lady. When she participates in the academy awards, she makes all those starlets look like tramps. Thank you for your class, Audrey... If any one ever said anything derogatory about her, I'd push them in the river!" - Van Johnson

"Style is a word we use often and for a multitude of purposes. In the case of my mother, Audrey Hepburn, it was the extension of an inner beauty held up by a life of discipline, respect for the other and hope in humanity. lf the lines were pure and elegant it was because she believed in the power of simplicity. If there was timelessness it was because she believed in quality and if she still is an icon of style today, it is because once she found her look she stayed with it throughout her life. She didn't go with the trends, didn't reinvent herself every season. She loved fashion but kept it as a tool to compliment her look." - Sean H. Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn

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