Thursday, 24 December 2015

ITSO . . . In the Style of . . . Audrey Hepburn

Who is it that fashion circles are watching for holiday party wear? Maybe the contemporary women who are being watched are not as important as those who they are emulating. The post regarding "Women Who Changed Fashion" is one that presents a perfect cross-section of those who influence what we are wearing in 20(?). Visit the Bazaar website post on Women who Changed Fashion.

Right now, Jessica Alba and Olivia Parma have embraced the sentiment of Audrey Hepburn in two particular looks for the 2015 holiday season and in turn, their looks are easy to copy. 

Image Source: Getty/ESPB/Star Max
Retrieved December 18, 2015
from POPSUGAR, photo 3 of 32.
Jessica Alba is wearing a red co-ordinated top and skirt with a white tuxedo blazer. (Retrieved December 18, 2015 from Popsugar (photo number 3 of 32).

This is so easy to copy. Of course it doesn't have to be a top and skirt, it could be a little red dress (remember Audrey Hepburn enhanced the popularity of the little black dress) This is a look that could have been worn 40 years ago or 10 years ago. Jessica Alba is wearing it right now and so could you. It would be a good choice because I am sure that you could wear it next year and it probably would be just as fabulous.

Notice the shoes - a nude heel that blends perfectly with any colour of dress you choose. Remember my Jimmy Choo peep toe nude heels, circa 2011. They could easily be worn with this outfit and no one, except for you and me, would recognize the vintage.

Image Source: Getty/Jamie McCarthy.
Retrieved December 18, 2015
from POPSUGAR, photo 5 of 32.
Olivia Palermo: What's interesting here is that you could buy the basics, black pants and a long black top, from the grocery store but it's the statement necklace, the cuff and the clutch that make the outfit. (Retrieved December 18, 2015 from Popsugar (photo number 5 of 32).

Notice the shoes: You can't see them. There you have it, a black nondescript heel that simply blends with the outfit.

Audrey Hepburn's jewellery may have been more understated but the black trousers and simple black top are reflections of her look.

Featured styles, especially during the holiday season, are often sequinned gowns that are pretty much reserved for the the kind of functions many of us seldom, if ever, attend. Perhaps it was Audrey Hepburn's everyday style that influenced these two looks but they are two looks that any one of us could pull off during this holiday season.

No matter what you decide to wear, have a Bonne Fete - Happy Holidays!


  1. Nice white blazer :)
    Maria V.

    1. Yes it is, isn't it? And as I claimed, easy to copy!


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