My Fair Lady: Fashion & Beauty Lessons from Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn has countless photographs that flaunt her classic style and timeless beauty, and we can only wish to look as immaculate every day. Here are some rare photos of the glamorous Hollywood star and her most iconic sartorial looks, plus the beauty secrets she told her own children.

Photo via Rare Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn personifies old Hollywood glamour and is one of the archetypes for ageless style. Besides her grace and good looks, Hepburn’s clean-cut aesthetic became the envy of women who wanted to be just as chic. Take note, ladies. Here are Hepburn’s wardrobe staples:

Photos via Rare Audrey Hepburn

1. The White Shirt
2. The Scarf
3. The Suit
4. The Ballet Flat
5. The Hat
6. The Trench Coat
7. The Capri Pant
8. The Kitten Heel
9. The Coat
10. The Little Black Dress
11. The Sunglasses
12. The Pink Motiff

In addition to the physical, Hepburn also emphasized the importance of innate beauty. She often read “Time Tested Beauty Tips” to her children, a lovely poem by Sam Levenson:

Photos via Rare Audrey Hepburn

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be see from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.

Photos via Rare Audrey Hepburn

We hope these photos and tips give you inspiration to look and feel gorgeous today! :-)

Sources include Malibu Patch and Rare Audrey Hepburn.

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written by denisesanjose on 2012-05-07 in #lifestyle #audrey-hepburn-week #audrey-hepburn #celebrity #vintage #fashion #black-and-white #films #weekly-tributes #beauty #hollywood


  1. pfingstroeschen
    pfingstroeschen ·

    amazing woman ♥

  2. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    She was so special <3

  3. caitlynbirtwistle
    caitlynbirtwistle ·

    Her dresses and hair style was most and still liked by many women. She had a different innocence in her face.

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