This week I am starting a new feature on my blog. I adore old movies and after drooling over an exorbitant amount of Hollywood movie outfits, I thought why not do a post about how to get the look. From day to night, work to special occasion, I am going to help you all release your inner Hollwood bombshell. Ladies, get ready to be Hollywodised.
So the first look I've decided to go for is from one of the most iconic movies of all time, the fabulous 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany's starring the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn. We've all swooned over Holly Golighty's wardrobe and the oh so lovely Paul (George Peppard). Hey with those gorgeous eyes who wouldn't.
One of the most famous scenes of the movie is the first scene when Holly gets out of a New York cab and looks into Tiffany's window, whilst eating a pastry and drinking coffee. My favourite song 'Moon River' is being played in the background, sadly there's no sign of a hunky Frank Sinatra though.The Givenchy dress she is wearing in this scene was sold in an auction in 2006 for a staggering £467,000 ($923,187), that's a hell of a lot of Custard creams.
The dress was hand made and personally designed by Hubert de Givenchy for the movie. It is beautifully handmade of black Italian satin sheath, in the style of an evening gown. It's a sleeveless, floor-length gown with a fitted bodice embellished at the back, with a distinctive cut out back. The skirt is slightly gathered at the waist and there is a slit to the thigh on one side.
In the film, Audrey wears a pair of black elbow-length gloves with a pearl choker with many strands, a foot long cigarette and a sparkly hair decoration. Yeah, it's not the best thing to wear to Tesco's to stock up on doughnuts.
The dress is the most famous little black dress of all time and it has been chosen as the best dress of all time ever worn by a woman in a movie. So I thought this would be the best look to start with, every woman needs a little LBD in her life, am I right ladies?
The first look is for the day. You can mix this black jersey shift dress with an on trend pearl collar. Inject some colour into your outfit with a jade pearl belt that also clinches in the waist, showing off those gorgeous curves of yours. Add some pattern with a polka dot bag and wedges. If you're feet are hurting switch from wedges to pumps, especially if you're hard core shopping. Add some bling with a pearl bracelet, earrings and hair clips. To carry on the pattern wear some polka dot black gloves with a white bow to give your outfit more of a Breakfast at Tiffany's feel.
Modernise the look with a cut out short dress with some serious killer studded heels. Mimic the pearl necklace with this beautiful layered beaded necklace and either big studded bead earrings or dangly beaded earrings. Spruce up your hair with a jewelled hair band and an oh so totally gorgeous beaded black clutch bag, that I've already got my eye on. Continue the Tiffany's look with some fingerless gloves, but up the glamour with a lace pattern, we will have you looking Tiffany chic in no time.
To look gorgeous at work but not like you've just stepped out of a club can be a pretty hard thing for a girl to do. So what do you do ladies, get a lower hemline and toned down accessories. Not too toned down though, Elizabeth Taylor would turn in her grave if you did.
Add a belt to clinch the waist in, along with these small heart studs and heart pendant. Tie your hair back and add this sweet headband to continue the look. The plain black suede small heels that aren't too high are a great wardrobe staple, no one wants blisters after running around all day. Wear some wrist cotton gloves to continue the Tiffany look, plus its great if you were too busy the night before watching TOWIE to rescue your chipped nails. Inject some colour with this super cute block colour bag, big enough for all your lipsticks and mascaras, well nearly.
Now this is where you can really bring out your inner Audrey Hepburn. Wear a long black maxi dress with some black glitzy heels that you can dance the night away in. Bling it up with beaded and jewelled accessories including a necklace, earrings and a bracelet. A magpies dream.
Copy Audrey's hair with this beautiful hair gem and to complete this look add this bag that's completely smothered in beads. Believe me, with this look you'd be the belle of the ball.
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So there you go, four ways to recreate this beautiful look, now there's no excuse not to look like the lovely Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. If you like the idea of posts like this, please let me know and I'll keep doing them. Who doesn't want to look like a Hollwood siren all the time?
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