I met up with a little Audrey Hepburn in front of the jewelry store on a bright Sunday morning. She was, as you can clearly see, tres chic.
I am lucky to call her and her family my friends - we get together every summer for a little photo shoot and visiting. It's one of my highlights of the season, to be sure. This year I asked her if she would model for me as Audrey. I could see a resemblance in her.
There's more than just resembling Audrey, there's something about channeling the great Miss Hepburn. She was a talented lady and a philanthropist and humanitarian. Those traits can be seen in this younger version - life will be a wonderful adventure to unfold before her as she grows up.
Her mother and I discussed whether or not she should pose with the toy cigarette holder. It's been kicking around here for years (my Cruella deVille costume circa 2007) and we decided that yes, it could be held for a few shots. It is an iconic image from Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's hardly a carte blanche endorsement of the tobacco industry.
All in good fun. All for the larks of it.
Oh, how I would have enjoyed a dress up session like this at that age. Things are much more fun these days.
Loopy, Snooks and I have been enjoying watching old Audrey Hepburn movies. Sabrina last week. Next week, Roman Holiday.
Before that, I have a little getaway to NYC with Veto over the weekend. His new position (now going on a year) involves more travel than ever before. I doubt I will be able to blog the Emmy dresses, but I can see what my chances are. I've never blogged from my iPad before. If you don't see a blog post here on Monday Morning, you might want to check Twitter. You know how much I need to discuss these very important things.
At the very least, you can rest assured that come Monday morning I will be found on Fifth Avenue, coffee in hand, having my breakfast croissant and gazing into the windows I love so much. I just hope I look as glamorous as this young lady while window shopping.
I might have to pack those gloves.