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Usually I keep this blog to a jewelry design theme but occasionally I stray. In the process of prepping for my Halloween costume for a work event this year, I learned some information I wanted to pass on. I am a fan of Audrey Hepburn, not just her movies but as a person who continued to remain beautiful into older age…and NOT like many Hollywood actresses… by having plastic surgery. 

Audrey Hepburn was born  Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Brussels, Belgium.

Some of her most famous movies were Roman Holiday, Sabrina, My Fair Lady, Charade, The Nun’s Story, War and Peace, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Face, and my favorite Wait Until Dark.

During the last  dozen years of her life she worked as a special goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

I decided to pay homage to one of her most recognizable characters, Holly Golightly, from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s,  I took inspiration from one of the movie’s classic scenes in which Holly pulls up in a taxi in New York City and is drinking coffee and eating a danish in front of the window at Tiffany’s.

Some additional facts on Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). The movie is based on a novella writen by Truman Capote. It has been widely reported that Mr. Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe  to play Holly Golightly. It was directed by Blake Edwards.  The memorable song in the film, Moon River, was composed by Henry Mancini. It was co-written with lyrisist Johnny Mercer.  The song has been recorded over 500 times and has sold over a million copies of sheet music.

Some of the other actors in the movie were George Peppard, Mickey Rooney, Patricia Neal, Martin Balsam, and Buddy Ebsen.

Liz as Holly Golightly

The black dress, the sunglasses, the pearls, the updo...unfortunately, no Tiffany's window!

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