Audrey Hepburn

15/08/2014







'I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.'  Audrey Hepburn

I'm still on cloud 9 after my holiday and I've had a silly grin on my face since touching down at Heathrow nearly three weeks ago. It's probably just jet lag or the shock of turning 40.

While I was away there was so much space to reflect on things, and I had the time to jot down ideas without the usual distractions. I feel calm and inspired, and despite being back in a daily routine I've loosened my grip in things. Something has certainly changed, it's just difficult to say what.

Since visiting Hollywood (I still can't believe I went to Hollywood!) I've been watching and re-watching old films: Some Like It Hot, Viva Las Vegas, The Seven Year Itch and so on. In Beverly Hills we even passed one of Marilyn Monroe's former homes, everything about being in LA was exciting!

I'm gradually working my way through the Audrey Hepburn films, each time I tick one off I just have to watch another. Audrey exudes elegance and she has a magnetic charm that I find incredibly captivating. I'm planning to watch War and Peace this weekend because I was named after Natasha Rostova, and so it delights me that Audrey played the part of Natasha in the 1956 film.






On Saturday 27 September, as part of the Photography Oxford Festival '14, there'll be a drive-in screening of the 1957 film Funny Face featuring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Tickets are free and can be booked online.

Fellow Audrey fans may also wish to visit Audrey Hepburn and Pippin from the Candy Pop archive and my Audrey board on Pinterest.

Photography by Mark Shaw

9 comments:

  1. I already tell you, Audrey est mon actrees favourite with Katherine Hepburn! Love them! My favourite's film is Breakfast a Tiffany's ! When I saw I always have the same feeling and I always crying at the end.
    I think there is no one like Audrey, so charming ;)

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  2. She was just fantastic, Audrey...
    Have you seen her granddaughter ? A perfect copy... Her granddaughter has been photographed by the grandson of Richard Avedon (the photographer who made all those iconic photos of Audrey).

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    1. Yes I have, and she is currently on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar!

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  3. Sounds like I need a trip to Oxford! Oh how I adore Audrey... she adorns the wall and is the first thing I see when I enter my flat.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. Oh I never tire of looking at that face. You've made me want to watch one of her films again now (I only have Breakfast at Tiffany's). LA sounds like such magic!

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  5. I can feel something very graceful and peaceful radiating from here! an amazing trip sounds like good medicine. Lets bottle it! X

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  6. Isn't Audrey just pure classic. I wish I was so chic!
    Claire xx

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