What Would Audrey Hepburn Do?

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So it’s my birthday next Saturday, so when I met up with one of my bestest friends a few days ago, I couldn’t help but open the present he gave me; and how well he knows me! After a trip to Urban Outfitters he picked up a book I have been eyeing up for what seems months now. Called ‘What Would Audrey Do?’, its premise is simple: that our lives would be vastly improved were we to follow the elegant lifestyle example set by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, who has always been one of my biggest inspirations.

Throughout the book self-confessed Audrey fan Pamela Keogh guides us through everything from Audrey’s style, diet, exercise, morals, thoughts and basically just aims to sprinkle a little Holly Golightly fairy dust on all that read! Although it may be over half a century since she first rose to fame, her influence is still potent to this day. So when, as Keogh points out, you see someone wearing oversized sunglasses with an evening gown, that's Audrey. Ballet flats? That’s Audrey. The Little Black Dress? Audrey. A crisp white shirt with fitted black trousers? You guessed it, that’s Audrey Hepburn!

But is it possible to actually live like her in the 21st century? Well, that is quite another matter. Audrey played out her life on the sort of glamorous international stage most of us can only fantasise about as we live out our mundane activities. However, Keogh argues that you can still capture some of her spirit by absorbing some of her little, I guess you could say, ‘life guidelines’, and further Keogh urges us to, 'be a movie star in your own life'. Here’s some photos to give you a sneaky peak inside:

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But could Audrey's approach to life be a blueprint that could save our floundering society, with all it’s madness and chaos? Well I don’t really care if some may think it may be a little unrealistic to try and be like Audrey, because to me it's unrealistic to think that we could be perfect or entirely moral, as a lot of us try to be anyway. The point is that it causes us to struggle, transform, and become a better person. Whether the goal can actually be accomplished or not is irrelevant; whether it makes us a better person or not is what's relevant. Moreover, don’t be fooled by thinking that Audrey Hepburn was ‘perfect’, of course she wasn’t, in fact to suggest she is kind of dehumanizes her, but the wonderful thing about this book is that it leaves you feeling truly inspired to be a better person.

I honestly couldn’t be more in love with this wonderful lady, and I now wonder how many others have often admired Audrey Hepburn too? I’d love to know!

xoxo

2 comments:

  1. What a great book!!! I am a huge Audrey fan, she so reminds me of my nan who was always elegant like her.

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  2. @ Kelly- so glad you love her too! And it's sweet she reminds you of your Nan, I think she has that elegance that is sometimes lost now xoxo

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