As a kid, my Gram always told me I looked like Audrey Hepburn. Back then, I had absolutely no clue who she was, but now that I’m older (and much, much wiser) – I find it an absolute honor that my Gram compared me to such a style legend. In my book, Audrey is the epitome of effortless beauty.
Known for her roles in films like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Roman Holiday”, the public almost immediately fell in love with Hepburn thanks to her beauty and class. While she was deemed one of the “sex symbols” of the time, she was also known for her amazing style. And that style is still praised to this day.
Her style simply seemed effortless, which is why she was praised and loved by so many. She didn’t take the over-the-top glam role like so many other actresses at the time did. She kept her attire basic, but made those solid colors and simple cuts seem so elegant.
When she did choose to go more “Hollywood Glam”, she was the epitome of class and beauty. Never looking too overdone or flashy, Audrey was a timeless beauty that inspired generations and will continue to do so. This classic shot can be found gracing many bedroom walls and has become one of the most famous photographs of Ms. Hepburn.
While Audrey’s style and beauty will live on for years to come, doesn’t it make you wish more celebrities today were more like her? Now-a-days, we see dresses on the red carpet that are too revealing, unflattering, or downright gaudy. Taking a step back to look at how beautiful Audrey made the simplest outfit gives me a whole new appreciation for her.
So here’s to Audrey. A woman who could be seen as a “sex symbol” while dressing conservatively. A woman who truly defined the term “a natural beauty”. And most of a all – a woman who will inspire other women for many many years to come.