Sunday 4 May 2014

"A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick"

Graceful and elegant, humble minded and kind of heart, and of course eternally acknowledged as a treasured style icon- spending a moment to remember Audrey Hepburn on her birthday today.

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Not only a presence on screen, capturing the heart of movie lovers the world over, cementing her fashion status off celluloid with her simplicity and sophistication and down right classic beauty- Audrey Hepburn was also wise beyond her years and in honour of what would have been her 85th birthday, I would like to share with you her most spot on sentiment, as relevant now as it was then;

Beauty Tips By Audrey Hepburn

  • For lovely lips, speak words of kindness
  • For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people
  • For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry
  • For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day
  • For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone
  • People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anybody
  • As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others
  • The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to the heart, the place where love resides
  • True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows. And the beauty of a with passing years only grows.

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"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"


  1. The lady had a great deal of wisdom in her. Thank you for sharing, these, Gemma :)

    1. Hey Marie : )

      Quite special huh. Much more than an actress and fashion icon.

  2. A great post in honour of a wonderful woman - time to pull out the Audrey films boxset!

    Shannon Rebecca | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  3. I love the beauty tips, and happy belated birthday to Audrey! xx