My Roman Holiday

'How dare you mock my scarf beardo!!'

So, just read that the most fabulous film ever, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, turns 50 this week. Inspiring our neverending love for LBDs & spawning thousands of fashionistas over the decades (I’ll come to Roman Holiday in a min!)

Some tit-bits for all you fact-fans:

– Truman Capote (writer of the original short story) had always envisioned blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe as the lead. But her drama coach didn’t think playing a call girl would do her image any good (eejit!)

– Audrey Hepburn was picked to play the 19-year-old, Holly Golightly, despite being 31, & she always felt she was miscast.

– Steve McQueen almost starred in the classic..swoon!

– That infamous Givenchy dress was auctioned for 500,000 euro in 2002 (bargain). 

Anyhoo I headed to Roma in the summer, to follow in the footsteps of Roman Holiday. I hit all the hotspots in the movie…but it being August & me being less than familiar with the sun (It never shines in Ireland!) I ended up with a big pink face & had to sit down & gulp water every 5 minutes…not the Italian glamour I had hoped for..but hey, it was still beautiful!

Ater returning from my friend the sun..I took a short trip( okay,it was a day!) to london to search for a suitable Grad Ball dress. A pink, sparkly, fairy-like number (with glitter that sticks to everything!) was picked up in a super-cute little place in Camden Town & as luck would have it spotted an Audrey Hepburn locket which I now treasure!

Sparkly, sparkly

 

pretty,pretty!

The other week,I finally popped up to the Style Museum up the road to check out their Audrey Hepburn section (apologies for grainy pics!).  They have lots of Audrey memorabilia, an adorable replica Roman Holiday scooter & my absolute fave, the stunning hot pink dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I wanted to smash the glass & bring it home..*drools*!!

Audrey's scooter!

It's a beauty!

In conclusion, I’m obsessed with sparkly,shiny stuff, Audrey Hepburn, Rome, Vespa scooters, lockets,Camden, classic films…

Tremendous Trevi Fountain in the sun

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January 17, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.

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