Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sorry I'm Late Audrey

I have it marked on my calendar. The day Audrey died. January 20, 1993. She was born in 1929. My father was born in 1927 (and passed away long ago). Audrey is the "mother" to all of us women of style. You just type the name "Audrey" into Google, and she comes up first, with a zillion entries.
Audrey bio HERE
Nice Audrey blog called Fab Audrey HERE
This is a picture post of the images I have accumulated in my clipping file. Enjoy them, as you evoke your own fond memories of Audrey.

With her mother

She loved flowers

UNICEF was her life's work

Fashion icon

Truly a fair lady

With one of her husbands - Mel Ferrer

Animal lover

Guest in The White House
and recipient of Freedom Medal of Honor

She even makes appliances look good!


The muse of Hubert de Givenchy

First she was a dancer

She inspires decor (and Christmas trees!)

Near the end of her life

Age 10 - at the beginning of her life

A simple resting place -
Well lived Miss Audrey!


Unknown said...

Thank you Valorie for sharing these wonderful clippings of Ms. Audrey ... indeed the "mother" and Sine qua non of STYLE!
Been following diligently your blog ... a true visual inspiration in so many and varied ways... Chapeaux!


Paul Pincus said...

WOW : )

ps i felt compelled to twitter about this post! so wonderful!

vicki archer said...

How breathtakingly beautiful was she?
My favourite picture of her is actually the Unicef portrait because her true goodness and caring nature shines through. I had the great fortune to meet her once and feel incredibly lucky that I did. Lovely tribute Valorie, xv.

Jan said...

Oh, too fabulous for words ...

Unknown said...

Oh, she is lovely! A role model in so many ways! xo

Julio Muao said...

What a beautiful collection of images. Audrey was also an iconic diva to men with "flair". I never miss her movies when they air on TCM.

The Blushing Hostess said...

A lovely tribute! Hope you are well!

Scot Meacham Wood said...

thank you so much. frankly, I shed a slight tear looking at images of such an amazing woman and delight in the impact that she had on fashion, but more importantly, strive to be as productive in the 'let's-make-this-world-a-better-place-to -live' arena as the spectacular Hepburn.

Truly a one of a kind woman/muse/actress/humanitarian/human.


Anonymous said...

That was a sweet tribute...thanks for sharing!

pve design said...

No one can compare to her.
What a collection of Audrey!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, how I love Audrey Hepburn. This post makes me want to watch one of her movies today. She was truly one of a kind!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You made me smile today. I adore Audrey, now & forever.
Thanks for your beautiful post.


Jennifer said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Alright, drop the ciagarette holder and hand over the blue office! Sigh.

What a truly beautiful post and tender remembrance of the incomparable Audrey Hepburn. And leave it to the Vamp to find images of her I had never seen before. This is one of my favorites Miz. V, so if you're "stat counter" starts kicking, it's just me taking another look.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and so glad you included pics of the "party scene" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. That party scene is one of the most amusing in film history. Speaking of party scenes, it's a big night "chez you" ce soir. Hang the mirrors and let the mascara run!

Live In Full Color said...

What a visual delight!!! Audrey has always been my favorite.

I was so lucky to have been in Florence, Italy in the spring of 1999...when the Salvatore Ferragamo store hosted a 70th birthday celebration (tribute) for Audrey.

Below the store in there 'Shoe Museum' was a treasure trove of all things "Audrey", from her famous movie dresses to the vespa she rode in Roman Holiday, all of the scripts from her movies ( with her hand written notes ), personal letters and photos and even her own 'real life' wedding dresses.

It really felt like you were getting the chance to peak into her life behind the scenes... it was an experience I hadn't thought about for a long while... thanks for writing and sharing all of these fantastic pix and bring in all back into memory! What a glorious woman she was!!!!!

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