Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Inspired by Audrey

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I felt very Breakfast at Tiffany's today. I wore a classic black dress that reminded me of Audrey. I remember the day I rented a bunch of Audrey classic films and was completely captivated by Hepburn's strong sense of character that she exuded in the clothes she wore. At that specific moment, she became my role model. A role model who was not emblematic of men's fantasies, but rather her own. A role model who crafted heroines who were courageous, vulnerable, beautiful, and strong both in their manner and in their way of dress. Audrey's personal style was a result of her unwillingness to compromise with society's standards and rather focus on what is real. That is what made me realize that I don't have to dress for anyone but myself. What I wear is symbolic of how I view myself as a woman. Miss Hepburn broadened my definition of beauty and offered an unsubmissive, strong, and less blatantly sexual model. To put it simple, Audrey Hepburn was not only a style icon, but a heroine. 

37 comments:

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Love it. Very Chic. Im in dire need of a black dress.
Question: I was looking through your previous posts and found that quite suddenly, as of, maybe 2 weeks ago, after several weeks of posting, you were suddenly incredibly popular with average 30+ comments every day... Question: How did you do it?

Kim said...

99.9% of the time I hate when anyone tries imitate Audrey,mainly because it's usually mindless trend mimicking. You, however really understand what she was about and look amazing. It's not about copying, it's aabout making it your own.

Isabelle said...

beautiful! i love how you wear the louboutins. they look different every time!

Inspire Me Today.... said...

i love how you've made the CLs work with several outfits! post more on chictopia karla!

chloe said...

Isn't it kinda ironic that this outfit is your sexiest in a long time. Hmmm... Love it, though!

Cammila said...

Spoken so eloquently. It really is an every day challenge as a woman to approach sexiness and sexuality on your own terms. Audrey was a true master of it and it looks like you are as well. :)

Tea said...

Long live audrey!
thanks for the linkage :) x

Naomi said...

i adore audrey hepburn, and i think your blog is fantastic! you have such great style! :)

Fashion Tidbits said...

linked you back!
i really love hepburn's hairdo.

kitty kate said...

very nice. so jealous of your loubs.
thanks for adding me to your blog log thing. xx

ps i have this audrey hepburn dress i got last year for my bday (last july) and still haven't worn it ;( thanks for the inspiration

Sharon Rose said...

Very classic and stylish look, karla- a black dress is always in fashion!

Andrea said...

Love it, you look amazing!

catherine said...

it's a really difficult balance, dressing, and i think you are right about audrey finding the perfect balance of vulnerability and strength, never proclaiming her sexuality with her wardrobe as many celebrities do.
that balance is something i struggle with all the time, though i dont think im near finding it yet. but i am happy to hear that audrey has shown you the way!

again, great post.

xx

Mimi said...

Love audrey hepburn!You look great.


Thanks for linking lady ;)

Rich Hippie said...

YOU ROCK THOSE LOUBS! (again)

lava said...

uhh im totally obsessed with audrey hepburn.. you pull the breakfast at tiffany's look off ver well but with a modern twist. i love it.. its very audrey chic, but not too costumey.

Vix said...

Gorgeous outfit! I think when someone wears head to toe black but can make it look spectacular shows someone's true eye for fashion. Love Audrey too <3 I liked your description of her. I don't think I've ever heard someone describe her that way before now.

the_kitten said...

I have never seen anyone channeling Hepburn as successful as you do, really, hands down, you look fantastic in your own right! I do have a Hepburn collection at home and was for a time totally enchanted by her elegance. Nowadays, I believe it is more difficult to liven her old charm up, but you do so well.

fashion* CHALET said...

Audrey has always been my favorite. Especially in BAT and Sabrina!! ♥

fashion* CHALET said...

by the way you look amazing!

Lydia said...

so chic and timeless.
great look!

Ediot said...

Great outfit!

Lady Melbourne said...

Whoa I almost fell off my chair this is so lady like!
Hubery de Givenchy was a genius and you have done him justice in this re-creation, what a pleasure to tune in.
LM
x

Anonymous said...

You capture Audrey's essence so well. Wow

Sam said...

ahh, you look sooo great!!
i agree, you cature audrey's essence well.

medici said...

you are such a beautiful person. although i don't know you well, you seem humble and friendly

August said...

Very chic modern Audrey look! You look fantabulous!

Adiel said...

This is a GREAT look.

P.S. I tried to subscribe to your feed on two separate occasions, but it says that you don't have a feed. Strange

emily said...

i looove audrey, she's one of my alltime favorites--this look is a great modern version of her timeless style :)

Diana said...

I love Audrey Hepburn, what a great style icon.

happy girl said...

it's so nice! and so audrey!

Ane said...

my my you are tres chic

love
afrique du sud

Jade said...

i love love ur la petite robe noir
:)
audrey would be proud

Sasha said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's is by far my favorite film. I've seen it at least 20 times. All of Ms. Hepburn's films, may she rest in peace, are divine, I've already decided to name my first child (if it's a girl, that is) Audrey. I adore her.

You look great in this outfit. And very different with long hair! You kinda remind me of Rachel McAdams here.

: )

Debra said...

Love the style!

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FashMags said...

I love her. I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's only recently and fell in love with the same reasons you did.

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