Perhaps the most iconic woman in the style spotlight, not only for her role in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” but for her role in life. Audrey who was a actress, style icon and UNICEF Ambassador was also a Mother. She did it all and I have the utmost respect for a woman of that nature. But besides being petite and sweet, she has a long list of characteristics that will make you fall in love with her once again. ((that is, if you have not already!)) So this weeks PINspiration goes to Audrey and her joie de vivre.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Audrey:
- She spoke 5 different languages!
- She is only 1 of 12 people in the EGOT club. That is, Emmy Grammy Oscar & Tony awards.
- She was a bit of an introvert.
- Her real name was Audrey Ruston.
- Her favorite jewelry was not diamonds but pearls.
- She owned a pet deer named Pippen.
- She worked for UNICEF for 38 years.
- She was a ballet dancer.
- She was a trained dental assistant.
- She never thought she was beautiful or worthy of being called a style icon. But yet here we are…
UNICEF Ambassador. She loved children and said she would have a dozen more.
She was in 27 films in her career!
The first ever fashion blogger was Audrey.
She took ballet for 5 years and performed only in films.
With son Luca Dotti.
Audrey in Switzerland 1954.
Could we all look this elegant while waiting for a call?
With Fred Astaire.
She was the face of Dior in 1955.
Audrey as a Mother.
Now how can you not love her more? I want to subtly copy her life. Well, at least simulate her confidence and perfect brow routine. Lastly, I want to leave you with this quote. She once said:
“Sex appeal is something that you feel deep down inside. It’s suggested rather than shown. I’m not as well-stacked as Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida, but 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.”
If you would like more Audrey, you can follow my style board on Pinterest. “Style Icons” features some of my favorite icons such as Audrey, Penelope Cruz, Romy Schneider, JLo and Anna Wintour. If you fancy yourself a classicist like myself, follow me and lets remember these iconic, bold and classy women together!