I had previously illustrated my style icons from yesterday and today in a previous article. I dedicate a whole page to the principal and what better day to talk to you about the life of Audrey Hepburn than when she would have turned years?
Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Born May 4, 1929 in Brussels. Yes, that’s her.
He took the surname Hepburn when his father added the surname of his maternal grandmother ‘Kathleen Hepburn’ to that of the family. He lived in Belgium, the UK and the Netherlands because of his father’s work in a British insurance company that led him to move often. When he was 6, his parents divorced and his father abandoned her, her mother and two siblings (his mother had in previous marriage) by following the ideals of Nazism. This was defined by her as the most traumatic period of his life despite his next three miscarriages and although reunited with his father in Dublin several years later.
History and career of Audrey Hepburn
Permanently he moved to Holland in Arnhem began her dance studies at the Conservatory. Once moved to London, her teacher, however, said to have little chance to become prima ballerina because of its height and excessive thinness. So Audrey decided to try it in the cinema. The rest of the story we know it all. He has conquered Hollywood and the whole world.
Many movies in which we played a leading role. Are undoubtedly Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady and Sabrina, just to name a few at random. Five Oscar nominations including one win for Best Actress. 10 Golden Globe nominations, two of which won. Three David di Donatello. Elected special ambassador for UNICEF and countless other awards that celebrate it as an icon not only of style.
From 1967 onwards he began to work occasionally for family responsibilities. At the time, she was married to a psychoanalyst Italian, Andrea Dotti, with whom she had a second child (previously was Mel Ferrer actor’s wife for 14 years and father of her first child). Their relationship lasted 13 years despite several betrayals of her husband and also on the end of her. In the end he moved to Switzerland with actor Robert Wolders who accompanied until Audrey died sixty-three because of colon cancer in Switzerland in Tolochenaz.
The style of Audrey Hepburn
What was the style of Audrey Hepburn? What characterized it over his dreamy and romantic air? As inspiration?
Well, there’s nothing to do. With certain class or you are born or you’ll make a right. Certainly not you start posting selfie with rear and breasts in full view. Certainly do not go around half naked. Surely you tend more to cover yourself you find yourself. This is.
So those who claim to be inspired by her but then they do all the things listed above could avoid it while turning over in his grave and be less blasphemous.
Just look at a hundred of his pictures on the net to see what a jewel, a little black dress, a suit (preferably Givenchy), a white shirt, Capri pants, a scarf and dancers make a difference. Simply and naturally. They were not the antiquated time, otherwise it would be still one of the greatest exponents of good taste. The real one, healthy, serious about the world and people around you. Respectful and yet classy. Then as now.
Below I enjoyed recreating two of his look with today’s pieces.
I greet you with two of the nicest pictures fan art of Audrey.