20 July, 2011

Inspiration : Audrey Hepburn

Welcome to the first of my inspirations. My Inspiration posts can be anything from fashion to music to reading/writing to life in general and may be about anything from people to place to items to trends to seasons. First, an inspiration of fashion and life in general. The one person in the world, living or dead, that I would do anything to have lunch with, Audrey Hepburn!

I feel that I, and everyone, can learn so much from Audrey Hepburn. She was beautiful, fashionable, successfule, and extremely caring. She was not only an accomplished actress and style icon but also a humantitarian and all around lovely person.
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. "
Her fashion and style are timeless and elegant. She wore beautifully simply outfits, never drawing away from her natural beauty. She was truely glamourous. She used clean, defined lines and knew how to use spimple and bold accessories in moderation. There truly has never been such a beautiful woman, before or since.
"I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing."

For how she inspires me for life in general, I cannot descirbe it. I can only give you the quotes I find most inpiring.

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
"I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone."
"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. "
"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all. "
"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.'"
"Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing."
"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair."
"There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain."
And one I agree with more than anything and vow to live my life with this in mind:
"Paris is always a good idea."

Here's a few pictures of me "channeling" Audrey's glam:

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