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Audrey Hepburn: A Jewelry Style Icon

August 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Today we pay tribute to one of our favorite Hollywood glamour girls. Audrey Hepburn is undoubtedly a style icon, and will continue to curb fashion trends that reflect the bold choices she made in her wardrobe. A special trend she started is the little black dress—a staple in any woman’s closet today that’s appropriate for many different occasions. Some of her most glamorous pictures were taken on the set of her films, although a lot of the characters she played were not a reflection of her personally. Let’s take a look at Audrey’s various fashion statements, and read how you can imitate whichever style you like. We’ll pick a couple of famous characters to focus on and also the actress herself.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This movie has some of the most memorable jewelry ever worn by Hepburn. The iconic image of her in that little black dress, adorned with a stunning pearl necklace and sparkling earrings, remains a valued look among trendsetters. That signature bouffant hairstyle is the perfect canvas to display her incredible tiara that became popular soon after. If you prefer the style of Holly Golightly, you’ll need a lot of dazzling Swarovski crystals. Try adorning a simple hair comb with Crystal AB flatbacks in a cluster to emulate a nice floral shape. You can achieve this by using various sizes to play with dimension. Try simulating her picture-perfect pearls with the help of our freshwater pearl selection or crystal pearls from Swarovski. Put your own twist on the classic staple by playing with colors like pink and blue. We offer pearls in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to fit your personal style. The key to looking like Holly Golightly is to go all out with glamour!


My Fair Lady
Essentially there are two parts to Hepburn’s character, Eliza Doolittle, in this film. She is first introduced as a simple girl with no means to create a statement. If you like this look then no need to read any further. At the end, however, we see her transition into a fashionable beauty. Again, this role has more over-the-top glamour that we love to emulate. Besides the gigantic hat Audrey flawlessly models in the movie, the most decorative accents are her choker-style bib necklace adorned with crystals and that matching tiara. Turn a headband into a bride-worthy piece by placing crystals, either Swarovski or CZ, along the sides. You can find simple fine-link chain and attach small clear crystal beads to it and make a sparkling dangle necklace fit for a queen.


Real-life Audrey
Unlike her silver-screen alter egos, Hepburn liked to limit herself to understated sophistication in her jewelry. She rarely wore watches and kept her subtle elegance by wearing stud earrings. She was wise to choose only quality pieces. Audrey Hepburn preferred to have one or two high-quality pieces rather than a drawer full of cheap styles. Make a pair of stylish earrings by choosing from our selection of post earring findings, including glue-on posts that have a flat surface to attach rhinestones or cabochons to. We carry some lovely pearl cabochons you can use to create nice pearl stud earrings for any occasion. Shop rest-assured that we strive to bring you only high-quality jewelry making products.

The secret to Audrey Hepburn’s impeccable style was her sense of self-awareness. Her attitude made whatever she wore look amazing. We remember her as a style icon because of the confidence she carried in her fashion choices. You will look great in any jewelry design you make—if you believe in your ideas and project that same attitude when you show them off!

Is there another hollywood glamour girl you base your fashion on? Let us know who you think we should do a feature on next!

Photo Source: IMDB.

-Marissa

Tags: Beader's Resource · Jewelry and Craft Ideas · Just For Fun!

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ShoeQueen61' // Aug 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

    While I ADORED Audrey [I still do actually]; I ADORE bling to much to be as understated as she was. She was however and will always be the definition of class!!!

  • 2 Becca DeBerry // Aug 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Grace Kelly, she was a beautiful actress and a beautiful Princess of Manico. The crowns she wore were so lovely!

  • 3 Grace Kelly – Hollywood Princess // Sep 12, 2011 at 7:02 am

    [...] like the simple style of Audrey Hepburn, actress Grace Kelly thankfully shared with us her brilliant jewelry style. Today we celebrate the [...]

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