“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 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.” ― Audrey Hepburn
I don’t have to tell you about how beautiful and wonderful Audrey Hepburn was because you already know. Like me you want to have that Audrey Hepburn style and look. Now how do you do that?
1. It all starts with unique accent. Audrey’s signature British accent isn’t actually all that British. Audrey spoke Spanish, Dutch, German, French and English. She was always throwing in little French phrases when she’s speaking. Find your own unique way of talking – it doesn’t have to be extreme, but think about your voice and how it sounds. And then you can always throw in a few bon mots (that’s French for something clever) now and then. Try “c’est la vie” (that’s life). Or something like that.
2. Talk the talk and walk the walk. With every step she took Audrey was elegant and graceful. Sometimes smaller steps are better steps, besides it allows you time to stop and smell the roses!
3. Swap the iPhone for eBook. I suspect if Audrey Hepburn was alive and well today she’d have adapted like the rest of us – But instead of ignoring her friends to play the Kim Kardashian game on her phone, she’d be reading. So next time you reach for that phone, grab a book instead. Or maybe an ebook on your iphone at least!
Standing pigeon-toed in a new dress and posing with your head tilted at a 45degree angle doesn’t hack it anymore. If you want to find the heart of fashion you need to start small—one detail at a time, one stitch followed by the next. It’s as much about removing the clutter as finding the next fashion design. The making of any art is just problem solving. You have to eliminate the versions that aren’t any good. Then you see what you have left.
“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh