TAKEAWAY INDIAN AND AUDREY

THERE was a rare window of opportunity Saturday night to grab some Indian takeaway, a couple of DVDs and put my feet up in front of the te...



THERE was a rare window of opportunity Saturday night to grab some Indian takeaway, a couple of DVDs and put my feet up in front of the telly. The two DVD picks were inspired by ABC2 Television’s Audrey Hepburn movie festival, on air Saturday nights. I knew I’d miss much of the festival and jumped the gun on Sabrina, which was showing Saturday but I wanted to get two flicks in so started early. I adored the 1954 dresses, hats, coats, coats with hats and gloves, evening gowns and the oh-so-wicked smoking and calling everyone “darling”. Did they really say that?

I Googled the movie on Sunday and found some wonderful blogger has already hunted down a pattern for the “darling” little black summer dress that another vintage clothing lover attributes to Givenchy. Well I think it’s the same dress. It’s hard to tell. The film was in black and white and the dress in this scene, near the trees, was actually in a check fabric. And Givenchy for Sabrina Fairchild? The chauffeur’s daughter? That’s Hollywood for you.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s was in colour and my favourite outfit was a burnt orange coat worn with a high cloche hat and big sunglasses. I couldn’t find a very good picture of it so this poster by Robert McGinnis will have to suffice.

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8 comments

  1. You are so right! That burnt orange dress is killer:)
    I adore that whole look! It's been forever since I've seen these movies. One of these days I ought to:)

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  2. Funny.... I meant coat... but I guess, looking at the black dress while typing did it:)

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  3. we don't have ABC2.... and when I saw the Hepburn movie's being advertised I so jumped up and down like a spoilt child wanting it!

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  4. a perfect night in!! i have the Audrey Hepburn DVD collection and somehow i always end up watching it on my own...

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  5. Audrey Hepburn had a kind of partnership with Givenchy. She wore their clothes exclusively in her films, and they designed for her especially.

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  6. I watched Roman Holiday...I enjoy those movies more each time I see them!

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  7. I've been enjoying the Audrey Hepburn movies too, loving it!

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  8. oooh I am LOVING your blog!!! and I too am enoying the Audrey movies, it is such a treat!!!!

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