Friday, October 25, 2013

Cinema Style: Sabrina

Is there any woman who hasn't- at some point in her life- named Audrey Hepburn as their style icon? Whether you are currently in an Audrey Phase, or not, though, it is undeniable that she and her partnership with Givenchy changed the face of fashion in an enduring way. Hepburn's film Sabrina(review here) is a modern day fairytale, complete with a makeover to wow her prince(s). Unlike a fairytale though, Hepburn gets her transformation from Givenchy (in their first collaboration together), rather than a fairy godmother and that is infinitely preferable.

Though the dreamy evening gown created for Sabrina's triumphant appearance at the Laraby ball is to die for, she is also a girl with many other looks, all of which might be a tad more... everyday-wearable.

Sabrina film style

Gloves , Dress, Shoes (Similar HereChoker, Hat 


A  cocktail dress with a high boater neck hid Hepburn's collarbone, which she was sensitive about. Who knew then that it would launch a look eventually often named for Audrey, herself? And you can't go wrong with the color black (though promotional posters show the dress as a wine-dark color!) To get even more of a Sabrina Fairchild look- add bows to tie around the shoulders and an interesting fascinator for your head.



If you still want some of Hepburn's charming look, but cocktail dresses don't figure into your day, why not don this super simple combo of a plaid shirt and high-waisted shorts? In fact, I've discovered for myself how easy this look is to do. Don't forget to add ballet flats and pop your collar for extra flair. 

Sabrina film style

Shorts, Shoes, Earrings, Shirt

What other ways have you incorporated some of Audrey Hepburn's iconic style into your own? Or is there another icon you like better?

16 comments:

  1. Love the second outfit - I'd wear it in a heartbeat! I don't think I've really looked to Hepburn as a personal style icon, but it's easy to see why so many people do. I do like to imitate her makeup, though. <3

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    1. What type of make-up do you do for that? You should share some make-up tips sometime; I'm hopeless.

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  2. One of my favorite movies, so obviously I love this. And I WISH cocktail dresses fit into my days!

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    1. Cocktail dresses should make a comeback for more general use!

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  3. Every time I think I might channel the great Hepburn I realize that I have failed miserably. Alas I am not gamin whatsoever. But I still love her style...forever classic.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I think anybody (or movie's) style has to be filtered through your own sense of self too :)

      But even if something is not my style, I'm like you, and enjoy looking too.

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  4. so classic i love it! i never think about it but i think i do sometimes channel her style :) its so classic how could you not! xoRach http://theyearofslowfashion.com

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    1. As you say, hers is a very classic style!

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  5. She has amazing style, and her clothes are fabulous in this film!

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  6. Her style is truly impeccable! I think I subconsciously tried to channel her style (with my own personal touch) through my prom ensemble. Hopefully, I can incorporate it to my everyday wear, too!

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    1. Oh? What did you wear to prom? Sounds fun!

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    2. I simply wore an ivory-colored cocktail dress (from the 1950s!), and had my hair in an up-do similar to Holly Golightly's. It was a lot of fun to put together!

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    3. Oh, sounds so fun. I wish I had been brave enough (and resourceful enough) to go for the prom looks I loved from older films and styles. I was in something poofy and pink my father loved, lol.

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  7. Sabrina is one of my FAVORITE movies. I'm dressing up as Audrey Hepburn for Halloween and I am so so excited.

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Oh! From any particular movie? You will pull her off so well!

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  8. Sabrina is such a great movie! I LOVE Audrey's style and I try to incorporate her simple, classic looks whenever I can. I definitely wish I had her body type though because some of those things I just can't wear!

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