Month: November 2009
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.