Oh, the days of “old Hollywood.” Class. Pearls. Style. Beauty.
Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses of all time. She was s0 classy & fabulous. As I was trying to pull together a last minute Halloween costume, I knew I wanted to look like Audrey. However, I had a couple obstacles in my way.
1-I wasn’t sure how to get her signature hair & makeup down to an art.
2-I didn’t have all of the necessary accessories that would really pull the look together.
3-I didn’t want to spend ANY money on this costume. Not a penny.
And suddenly, it dawned on me. I had a dress just like that one! Girls, all you have to do is go through your closet and find a little black dress.
Next, I knew it would be cold out. I wanted to bring the right coat that would still be “Audrey” appropriate. Audrey loved her trench coats…and I happened to have a blue one in my closet already.
Audrey always had on lots of pearls and accessories. I love pearls, and already had tons. So I through on my own pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet.
Another important Audrey staple is the makeup. I am NOT a makeup artist or master at all. However, to pull off the Audrey look, simply use liquid eyeliner to create the “cat eye” effect…and use a charcoal brown shadow to darken your eyebrows.
Now, it’s not Audrey without the signature updo & tiara/shiny hair accessory. I simply put my hair into a very high ponytail and looped it into a bun to create the big beehive bun. I didn’t have a tiara, so I took one of my Mimi’s pearl broaches and pinned it onto a black ribbon which I tied around the bun.
What really pulls this look together is the signature Audrey cigarette holder. I simply took a chopstick and painted most of it black except the very end.
Last but not least, Audrey was very tall…so she often wore black ballet flats. I didn’t have any (and didn’t want to spend ANY money on this costume), so I borrowed some black ballet flats from my friend!
Whether you’re going to a costume party, a red carpet event, or a night on the town…you can create your own classic, Audrey look without spending a penny! Go be classy & fabulous 🙂