Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Art of the Glam

After yesterday's post of my choice for Shoe Maven of the Week, the lovely Darlene Lee, it got me to thinking about her fashion mentor, the very chic Audrey Hepburn.

While surfing the web for my next entry idea, I came across these beautiful bags by Salvatore Ferragamo. And though the costumes for Breakfast at Tiffany's were designed by Givenchy, these particular Ferragamo creations reminded me of the film's elegant, yet understated glamour.

Salvatore Ferragamo
Classic Top Handle Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo
Gancini Icona Continental Wallet

Just for a pop of color, this red is beautiful

Salvatore Ferragamo
Saffiano Tote

Unless you've lived on a remote and very distant planet in a barn on the dark side, you probably know that this particular piece of cinema changed the future of fashion forever.

Pairing two of the greatest fashion icons of our time, Hubert de Givenchy and the fabulous woman who would later become his muse, Audrey Hepburn, brought an air of finesse to the big screen that would influence the hearts and minds of fashionable women everywhere. The fashion world would never be the same with the establishment of the "little black dress" as the indispensible item of the true socialite. Other wardrobe staples of this memorable actress were the large, dark sunglasses, wide brim and pillbox hats, ballet flats, masculine button-down shirts, long gloves, and handbags of sleek design.

At their first meeting, Givenchy was expecting the "other Hepburn" as in Katharine. He was more than a little surprised by the true identity of his guest and by her request that he design the wardrobe for her upcoming film, Sabrina. The alliance was a great success and Hubert Givenchy went on to design for Audrey's subsequent films such as Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Charade, and my personal favorite, the subject of this post, Breakfast at Tiffany's (

In the last years of her life, Ms. Hepburn devoted herself to UNICEF for the betterment of children all over the world. Even though she battled sickness, she maintained a quiet, graceful character and a strong commitment to her charitable endeavors.

My hats off to this lovely actress, glamorous fashion icon, and caring humanitarian for children's causes, the late, great, Audrey Hepburn.


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-you've done a great post on Audrey, very nice indeed and I'm loving that red bag too!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Sharon Rose: Isn't she just stunning. And that red bag is bag-o-licious!

Thanks so much for visiting!