Thursday, 22 October 2009

A quick post before I depart, including Audrey Hepburn in Charade

So I've not been very good at keeping this blog updated, I don't know what I have done with all my time! I have been up to quite a few things over the past two months, I went to the Birmingham Style in the City event, I'll hopefully get round to doing some sort of review of it at some point! I managed to escape the West Midlands for a little while and went to Jersey, it was much sunnier than here, and it was nice to see the sea again; being a city girl it always excites me to be by the sea! It is much more inspiring to see the sun set on the beach than sit at home watching it tip down with rain for another day. Yes it was very nice to be on the small island of Jersey again.

Yesterday I watched an old Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant film called Charade with my grandmother. I love watching old films with her, she always seems to have such great memories of them. Charade was a fun film to watch, it is set in Paris and well any film which shows Paris will pretty much hold my attention, add Audrey Hepburn into the equation and I'm happy as can be. Audrey Hepburn true to form looked fabulously poised and fashionable as ever. Her wardrobe was mainly Givenchy like in her other films, one of my favourite outfits was this red one which she wears when she is walking along the river. When you think of Audrey Hepburn the image which more often than not springs to mind is the iconic black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's; however she wore a lot of colour in her films and I think this outfit shows how well she could carry them off. Plus that hat is amazing, I think we should all wear more hats like this in our day to day lives!

Another screen shot showing that a simple shift dress will always look chic and fashionable.

For some reason I am strangely drawn to this coat and I am not sure why. Is it the big black buttons which stand out I wonder? Who knows but doesn't Audrey wear it well? Add a classic black bag, gloves and pointy flats and we are onto a winner

Right well this hasn't been an amazing blog post and I apologise for keeping it short and sweet but I've got to finish packing. I am going to Fethiye in Turkey tomorrow and I've still got quite a few things left to throw into my case. It feels so good to just be packing summer dresses instead of winter layers! Oh yes winter sun is going to be amazing! Goodbye dismal weather, hello sunshine!