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.

Stylish Sista: Kesha

check out my armpit!

 

Fair play to Kesha, not only is she riding high in the charts with her infectious tunes but she’s also single-handedly increasing make-up sales the world over!! She’s got that glitter on her eyes…and well most of her face- okay than everywhere! More is more for Kesha & her outrageous make-up is a sure-fire way to make you stand out from the crowd.

Glad someone’s found some new fab looks for us to covet, rather than the reliable but slightly worn-out smokey-eye look. Is anyone brave enough to give it a go though? Perhaps, I’ll go all out & give it a whirl this Saturday!! Anyhoo, if anyone fancies recreating Kesha’s marvellous make-up, check out BarryM who do a range of the brightest, glitteriest eye-shadows EVER! (they have some tutorials on their website too if you’re into that sort of thing!)

Last of the mohicans?surely not!

 

While I’m lovin the make-up, I’m not so convinced about the old mohican-mainly because I would look RIDICULOUS & it looks like a whole lotta effort & hairspray! But for an awards ceremony it looks immense (maybe not for who evers stuck sitting behind you though..)- I think a small quiff would work just as good for real-life & majorly reduce hairspray fume emissions..result!!

'I gots style'

Kesha’s a bit underrated in the snobby fashion style stakes, in my opinion.  I for one am slightly fed-up with the usual suspects  that all the magazines seem to worship-the bondage dress, nude court shoe & giant hair brigade. It’s yawn inducing. To get you some Kesha-like style you gonna need you some:

-levi cut-offs (try Urbanoutfitters)

-Slashed band tees ( Truffleshuffle do some good uns’!)

-Ripped tights/fishnets

-Sequined anything!!

– Banged up cowboy boots

– Bangin’ bangles, knuckle dusters, cool chains, earrings & feathers galore! 

Who says you can have too many accessories? Well,pfiff to them!

More is deffo more in her case…& I likey!!

Hope Kesha keeps her fantabulous glungy look up for yonks! 😉

Random girl creates kesha video make-up look below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd8_M8W8n-Y&feature=fvw

January 13, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Stylish Sista. 2 comments.

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