Inspirational Tuesdays: Week 15

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A very special Inspirational Tuesday! Today is Audrey Hepburn's birthday. Like most of you fashionistas, Audrey Hepburn is one of my top inspirations and idols. I've probably read every biography of hers & own three books about her life & Paramount career. Although she was very much an introvert, she had this inner gem about her that became an influence on so many others.

So here are some collected images, personal quotes & parts of her favorite poem written by Sam Levenson (which have mistakenly been labeled as quotes of her own) of the lovely, legendary, style icon.
"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink! I believe that loving is the best calorie burner. I believe in french kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
"I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them."
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
"And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!"
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
"You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you."
“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
"Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says I'M POSSIBLE."
"The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters."

59 comments :

Haute World said...

Fab post! Audrey's look will forever be timeless and embody feminine elegance. I actually have that first pic hanging in my bedroom.

marian said...

love the quotes and images, she was eternally elelgant!
xoxo
marian.

nuheila said...

Love her style!



Nuheila

Sher said...

LOVE HER LOVE HER LOVE HER!

xx

The Zhush said...

She literally takes my breath away each time! Never have seen those cute flats before! LOVE!!!

Alice said...

I love Audrey so much, she really is such a beauty.
The Audrey Hepburn treasures book is so interesting. Such a great book, if you have ever heard of it

Lovely post :)

SUGAR said...

audrey hepburn is amazing, these quotes are mega cute ;p

sugar
xoxo

Romany said...

Wonderful, wonderful post! Beautiful images and quotes...Levenson's poem is a favourite of mine, too.
Happy birthday Audrey Hepburn!
Romany
xx

janettaylor said...

Love those ballerina flats! So adorable!

Susu Paris Chic said...

I also believe in pink... big time! And in Audrey... you and the other! What a lovely post!

J. said...

You can never ever have too much Audrey...She was just so incredible! Great post!

Dancing Branflake said...

Beautiful post! I love her so much. She was so beautiful AND so giving. Great poem.

prettyneons said...

Thanks for posting these pics, I needed some inspiration today ;)

peace
prettyneons

Josie said...

I find ANYTHING Audrey to be so very inspiring. And today's song is fab -- love Snow Patrol!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Fenny said...

You have same name with her :)
I love her too. She looks so gorgeous in second pict.

Raptor Plateado said...

i like Audrey Hepburn on Breakfast at Tiffany's are amazing, so cute... i like you blog is pretty.. see you greetings from mexico...

lauren lanza osias said...

i think it's become very trendy to love audrey. i, like you, have read everything possible, watched every documentary, seen just about all of her films, my favorites(roman holiday & charade) she really is/was the most beautiful/talented/complex person. i am seriously in loooove with her. great post, with some ah-mazing photos.

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Katie said...

Will always love Audrey :)

The Style Mansion said...

Audrey Hepburn was and is so beautiful and graceful.

knk said...

thats great information about Audrey Hepburn
happy birthday Audrey Hepburn may god send our wishes to you
thanks for this information

daisychain said...

Oh this post <3

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
I needed a dose of awesome Audrey today :)

xoxox,
CC

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I almost forgot how beautiful she was, so thanks for this post - stunning pictures!

nookie said...

great post dear, everybody loves Audrey:)

Suyinsays said...

THIS IS A FANTASTIC POST!
a true icon, thanks for sharing her little quotes with us, i love them!
xxxx

Lisa said...

Audrey's so chic and eternally fashionable. She could wear a pair of crops and a tee shirt and it would look instantly put-together.

Sarah said...

OMG - that pink picture is just fabulous! That would look great framed in my kitchen - have been looking for the perfect print for 3 years! x
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the "L" spot said...

I believe to live in pink! She just has the most beautiful style!!

coolboy said...

she looks great convey my wishes to her

Missy M said...

i adore this post and i adore her!

Missy
High street + Couture =
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

KIRAFASHION said...

she is perfection!

Pop Champagne said...

haha I believe in kissing to burn calories too. not a fan of french kissing though haha but man she was very pretty

Martwa Marta said...

fantastic post! audrey hepburn is the absolute fashion icon!

rebecca said...

She just can't do any wrong

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Sónnable said...

Loveeee AUDREY! such a natural beauty! no-one can compare to herr..

nice blogg..!


xx sonnable
http://sonnable.blogspot.com/

Jolie said...

Wonderful tribute darling! I did a little one myself today! xoxo

projectvee said...

ahh i love her and her inspirational quotes! this is great :) thanks for posting

COCAMIA said...

So beautiful! This has made me appreciate many things today! Thank you...xo

Anna G said...

Sigh, Audrey and Snow Patrol. I have one of those quotes on my sidebar on my blog. I also saw Snow Patrol last summer, I hope they come back.

Empress said...

Such an icon, how can you not love her?

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

She is not only an icon, but completely and entirely loveable!!! I loved your collection of pictures and quotes in this post. She is my favorite and I often try to look like her, though I was not blessed with the whimsical bone structure..

Grace said...

Your namesake? I adore Audrey, she is the absolute image of class, sophistication, and glamour.

Mina said...

I love her. She is so beautiful! Btw, I tagged you in an award! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Love her...and miss her.

Join the Gossip said...

Those are some pretty fantastic quotes! Sadly I do not know that much about her and I haven't seen really any of her movies...I know (this is also coming from the girl who has never seen Pretty Woman or Dirty Dancing...)

I did see her biography with Jennifer Love Hewitt though, super interesting!

Jonesy said...

I love the first print! I have it in my apartment : ) I'd loveeee the second one. I have to figure out how to get that done.

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Fabíola Beltrão said...

owwwwwwwwww...
amazing


xoxo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a fitting tribute to such a stylish icon. Sigh.

I love those Audrey shoes. When I was in college, I had the most fabulous Audrey bag, with her iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's photo on it, with jewels. I just might have to grab that out of my closet again...

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely photos!:)

monica said...

audrey in breakfast at tiffany's = ultimate inspiration!

LOVED these photos

i have the last one as a huge poster in my bedroom at college - she makes glamour look easy

Noshabelle said...

Love these photos! GREAT POST!
Those Audrey-ballerina flats are smoking sweet. Ah

kirstyb said...

the 2nd one is amazing xxx

Sophie said...

Audrey is one of my favourite icons,i love her style!

kumar said...

amazing post i like it great she looks cute

Slamdunk said...

The Mrs. is a big fan of AH as well.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Such an icon... I love that quote about being married!

PS: Happy May bday month to you too! :)

vint junky said...

She was so beautiful ! Love this collection of images
xxx

Taj Acosta said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! She's one of the best! Those shoes are amazing! xoxo

Leah said...

She is a real icon... I love her. First time I heard the earring quote from Audrey... that's fabulous! xoxo

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