Breakfast at Tiffany’s Style Icon

Over the weekend I was watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Netflix, and the whole time I was watching I couldn’t take my eyes off Audrey, who plays Holly Golighty. Her clothing was so on point, even 55 years on its still makes a splash.

One of the most iconic dresses was in the opening scene. Holly gets out of a taxi in front of Tiffany’s jewelry store in a black Givenchy. It has been named on of the most iconic items of clothing in the twentieth century.

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But there was so much more fashion delight throughout the film. There is this pink dress with a pink jacket that I wish I could afford.

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Holly Golighty was a women who spend her money on clothing, as seen through throughout the movie.

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In the final scene as she is saying goodbye to Paul, and Paul declares his love for her, the sweater that she is wearing is what is in style today. She wore it with cropped black pants (again in style). So it just shows you, what goes around comes around. It also declares this film is timeless and Audrey can pull off anything.

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How to be Parisian: Wherever you are

I have 2 bibles in my bookshelf. The actual bible and this book “How to be Parisian: Wherever you are” by Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Anne Berest.

This is a great book for those who wish they were French. Wish we spoke the language, had the body, their love of life and eye for fashion. Caroline de Maigret is a style icon in the fashion world. She is a model and a spokes person for the Parisians.

She has a few guidelines I think would come in handy for those wishing we were Parisian. So the best thing is, to copy.

  • Find “your” perfume before you turn 30 and wear it for the next 30 years.
  • Be unfaithful: Cheat on your perfume, but only on cold days.
  • Make everything look easy. Everything you do should seem effortless and graceful.
  • Always be fuckable: when standing in line at the bakery on a Sunday morning, buying champagne in the middle of the night or even picking up the kids from school.
  • If you had to own one sweater, make sure its cashmere.

You can get more pointers from the book, but these are the ones I remember the most.

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Available from all good book stores