Hello everyone. Wishing you a lovely holiday tomorrow. My mom is doing the cooking this year. My only task is to bring the cupcakes for dessert! (Yes cupcakes! It was my mom’s request.) I ordered a dozen — a mix of chocolate and vanilla — from my favorite cupcake place in San Marino. As usual, we’ll watch the Macy’s parade on TV, have dinner at 1 p.m. and then watch football (and fall asleep on the couch.) Bliss.
Some 35 dresses, gowns, memorabilia and other treasures will be sold on December 8 at a London Sotheby’s auction — the largest public sale ever of clothing that belonged to the beloved actress. Here’s a sneak peak:
This photo by Richard Avedon.
The little black Chantilly lace Givenchy dress Ms. Hepburn wore in “How to Steal a Million.”
A wonderful black mod coat.
Her gorgeous white gown from “Love in the Afternoon.”
The Fontana Sisters gown she planned to wear to wed Lord James Hanson. (The wedding never happened, and the dress was carefully stored by one of the actress’ friends.)
The sale is expected to raise tens of thousands of dollars. Half of the proceeds will go to UNICEF, a charity the actress strongly supported.
Oh, I would love to be in London for this sale! I know I always ask you this every time I write about Audrey Hepburn. But I love to hear your answers: What is it about the actress that appeals to an entirely new generation of women?
One last thing: I’ve watched this clip so many times. I think it’s one of life’s treasures.
So sad. What a beautiful girl she was. Do you think the fashion industry puts too much pressure on its young models? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Gemma Ward, who announced last week that she was taking a break from modeling. The press has been relentless recently in posting unflattering pictures of Gemma, who gained weight following the death of her boyfriend, actor Heath Ledger. The girl is gorgeous, no matter how much she weighs.
I guess this is a dark subject for a Sunday evening. But it was on my mind, so I thought I would post it.
Girls on a train…Bleubird Vintage.
The ultimate thrift store find: A vintage hand-knitted dress — for $5…Making Chicken Salad.
A lovely living room — complete with botanical prints and the Virgin of Guadalupe…Daydream Lily.
Mismatched teacups…The Rockstar Diaries.
And Maggie Gyllenhaal as a 1940s siren…via Nellie Loves Vintage.
What do you have planned this weekend? I’m going to have brunch with my friend Elaine at Barneys in Beverly Hills before she heads back to Paris. (We both always end up ordering the scrambled eggs and salmon … and champagne.) I’m also hoping to open a little boutique on Ebay this weekend to sell some of my own vintage finds! Will keep you posted if you’d like to visit…
Karl is bemused that it takes three poorly dressed workmen to do one man’s work, poorly. Sneering, he mutters, ‘The background poster is not even hung correctly. Who hired these simpletons?’ … (who wants to write the next part?)
Photos via Fabric Magazine
…the next day over to Hollywood and then to West Hollywood, for a meeting with the lovely Willow Bay…
…In Beverly Hills for lunch with Colin Firth. Wait, I just want to say that again: Lunch with Colin Firth!!! yipeee!!..(sorry)…regaining my composure…
…Over to Century City, to the Avenue of the Stars…
…Then back in the San Gabriel Valley (stopping in San Marino for a cupcake…)
…Of course I believe cupcakes are the perfect food…
…One of my former bosses at the paper used to tell me: There’s no news in the newsroom. It’s out there in the city…
(PS: I’m doing a profile of Colin for the LA Times. It’s set to run in a couple weeks.)
Have a lovely weekend…(And I promise to finally get my blogroll up next week.)
I was doing a little internet research about her and found this Threadbanger video, complete with tips on how to do your own costumes. I thought you might like to see it:
Have a wonderful Friday! See you a little later!
I wish I had this dress — in any color. One of my dear friends invited me to attend a black-tie awards ceremony tonight in Beverly Hills. And I have nothing to wear, really…Sometimes I think men have it so easy: They can always wear a tux!
Will let you know how it goes…
“Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable,” Jackson explains. “The viewer is suspended in disbelief. I try to highlight the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. This is bound up in our need to look—our voyeurism—and our need to believe.”
But 20 years later, the film is enjoying a new life among fashionistas. Nylon magazine this month featured the 12-year-old Zoe — who lives in a luxurious hotel like Eloise — as a cinematic icon, complete with her oversized Chanel wardrobe.
Here’s a 10 minute clip of the film from YouTube. You can decide: charming or indulgent?
What are you doing this week? I’m working on a writing project today and meeting with one of the editors at a major blog (name TBA!).
I’m very hopeful. Just keeping on…Have a lovely day.
What do you think?
This tag comes from my dear Liss at Daydream Lily. I haven’t done one of these in ages….So here goes:
1. Where is your cell phone: Within reach at all times.
2. Your hair: blonde. Usually tousled and pinned up with a pencil.
3. Your favorite food: Candy, especially Hot Tamales in the boxes that you get at the movie theater.
4. Your dream from last night: I only remember the dreams I have about finding hidden rooms in houses. It’s a recurring theme. Maybe I’m longing for a bigger house.
5. Your favorite drink: Chai.
6. Your dream/goal: to work for myself.
7. What room are you in: the living room, in my favorite chair.
8. What are your hobbies: blogging, reading, collecting vintage treasures, taking Polaroids.
9. What is your fear: I used to be afraid of being laid off. Now that that’s happened, I’m fearless.
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years: exactly where I am now. Happy and free.
11. Where were you last night: Home, on the Internet.
12. Something you are not: shy.
13. Muffins: Yes, please.
14. Wish list items: A book deal and a little extra pin money.
15. Where did you grow up: Albuquerque, N.M.
16. Last thing you did: Opened the window to feel the evening breeze.
17. What are you wearing: a little blue and white cotton dress.
18. Your TV: It’s always on, but I’m usually not the one watching it.
19. Your pets: two black cats and an old dog who smacks his gums.
20. Your friends: all of them creative, funny and interesting. I love people from all walks of life.
21. Your favorite store: thrift stores, book stores, drug stores.
22. Your favorite color: Pink, of course.
I’m passing this on to anyone who wants to do the post…