breakfast at audrey’s

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allo all, how is everything in your world? i’ve been working/playing/researching for the new book and they say that what you do during your downtime is what you should be doing for your career so there’s no guilt in indulging in this particular rabbit hole. today’s focus is on the inimitable audrey hepburn.

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we all know and love her for the character and even her run-down nyc apartment in breakfast at tiffany’s but i wanted to see if i could find her home in real life and see how she lived. turns out it was almost as simply…

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she loved animals

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but there was no sign of a 1/2 bath loveseat!

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audrey at home was modest and at ease

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surrounded by pets and the odd guest

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looks like home was a place she could relax and enjoy them

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i love her candid shots, they reveal her elegance

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she took the time to have breakfast on a white table cloth

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of course she loved her books and records.

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her furnishings were pretty but very mininal

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she had a vanity as any self respecting woman did!

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and all the trimmings

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she was holly golightly after all…at least sometimes

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but for the most part life looks very humble…bed alcove, comfy chair

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chaise lounge, oriental wallpaper

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wallpaper behind the bed

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modest but sweet outdoor space

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she seems to have really enjoyed life’s simple pleasures

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glad she allowed us a glimpse into her world

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and last but not least, she had pretty sheets! oh audrey, you’re still the epitome of glamour in every way…

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audreyisms:

-You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

-I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.

-I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

-True friends are families which you can select.

-If I get married, I want to be very married.

-Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.

-I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.

-I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.

-Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.

-The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

have a great weekend!

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January 23, 2015. Audrey Hepburn, Boudoir Moderne.

9 Comments

  1. Karena Albert replied:

    Claudia, Audrey is truly one of my style icons and always has been! Love that you shared images of her relaxing at home.
    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  2. MJH Design Arts replied:

    Thank you. I needed this push at this exact moment. xoxo Mary

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  3. mistercarpenter replied:

    Lovely pictures! A true fashion icon :)

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  4. Nikon replied:

    Wow, she was beautiful! Lovely shots, she’s very sexy and looking so casual :)

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  5. hollie replied:

    Loved this post! What a classy and elegant woman!

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  6. AmericaBeautiful replied:

    A lovely person in every way. Thanks for posting this inspiration.

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  7. pankaj2gup3 replied:

    Amazing photos! Love this post.

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