Tuesday, September 3, 2013

AUDREY HEPBURN: Fashion Icon, Style Icon, Model, Actress, Mother, and Humanitarian.






Today on Edwina LaShan Fashion Blog, we are paying tribute to Our Fashion Icon, Audrey Hepburn, best known as the Image of Breakfast at Tiffany's! Known for pearls, diamonds, crop pants, ballet slippers, Wayfarer shades, "The Little Black Dress", and her iconic sophisticated heir!



The Breakfast at Tiffany's belle was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, on May 4, 1929 .



She was a British actress and humanitarian. 




Best known as both a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. Audrey was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 3rd Greatesr Female Screen Legend in the History of American Cinema. She was placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame! 



Audrey studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.



After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn played the Academy Award winning lead role in Roman Holiday (1953). 


She later performed in successful films like Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964), and Wait Until Dark (1967), Hepburn received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations and accrued a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. 




Hepburn remains one of few people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.



Hepburn was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance: Roman Holiday in 1954.




She appeared in fewer films as her life went on, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF. Although contributingto the  organization since 1954, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia between 1988 and 1992. 



She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in late 1992. A month later, Hepburn died of appendice cancer at her home in Switzerland in early 1993 at the age of 63. 


Today, we honor you, Audrey Hepburn as Our, Edwina LaShan's, Style Icon! 

Introducing to you, Ladies and Gentleman...

 The beautiful, Sophisticated and Image of Classic, Audrey Hepburn...













Here are a few style tips from "Wiki How" on Audrey Hepburn: 

•Audrey never liked things to be complicated, including fashion and "less is more" was her key belief.

•Indeed, Audrey once said:"Boil it all down to what counts the most: What is the essence of what you are trying to do, what is the most important thing? Things only get complicated when you try to address too many issues."

•She was known for her match with Givenchy. 

•Givenchy was a reflection of her preference for simple clothing and even today clothing is known for its elegance, simplicity, and line. 

•Think "elegant simplicity" when putting your look together.



•Avoid Following Trends 


•There is no need to be swayed by trends when you're already certain of your personal style. 

•Audrey wasn't swayed by trends and indeed, her sense of timelessness came from her belief in quality before all else. 

•Sean Hepburn Ferrer said that the reason Audrey has remained an icon to this day is because she stayed with her look all her life once she found it and didn't reinvent herself every season.

While Audrey loved fashion, she used it as a tool to complement her looks, rather than letting fashion use her. 

•So in your own case, stick with the classics that you know work for you and perhaps give a glance at trends by the simple addition of a colored brooch or a scarf that reflects the color scheme of the day but no more – use seasonal changes as the accessory, not as an enslavement to trends. 

•The exception to this rule is where a trend happens to coincide with your personal style and does look good on you; in that case, buy up!

•Pay Attention to Grooming. 






•Audrey's look was always unmistakably well groomed and neat. 






Check out more facts on http://m.wikihow.com/Have-an-Audrey-Hepburn-Influenced-Style


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