So it’s been a while since my last post, but I thought it
was time to come out of the exam stone and share the latest in my sassy
lifestyle. I apologise in advance, this is probably my first and last attempt, at
a girly type blog involving fashion and beauty tips.
On Saturday (21/06/14), I had an 18th Birthday
party, which was fancy dress, I love a fancy dress party just because it means
that all the guests including yours truly has to think outside the box to avoid
being the same. The last party I went to, involving fancy dress I paid tribute
to Velma from Scooby Doo, this time I went for one of my style icons. Audrey
Hepburn. A lady whose fashion and style I have admired for a long time. In this
blog, I shall go step by step into how I re-created the look and hopefully not
bore you to tears.
The Outfit itself was easy to re-create, firstly because I
had a dress with a pearl collar which meant I had a dress and the pearls
covered. The dress itself was from Next, costing around £45 and was in the 2010
range. Next, accessories that Hepburn wore during her role in Breakfast at
Tiffany’s; these purchases came from online, EBay to be exact. The gloves and
cigarette holder came together, whilst the sun glasses came separately but all
got to my location in great time. The shoes were Black, also from Next, costing
The outfit was easy because I knew exactly what was needed to be bought, but what I found tricky was the recreating the iconic hair and make-up. This was done with the assistance of my Sister, Niamh, who unlike myself has some skill in doing hair. To recreate the hair, I went into Superdrug; purchasing a doughnut which essentially is a spongy template to assist in up-do hair styles. To get the hair, we did a high pony tail, which was at the top of my head, we put the doughnut through the pony tail. We then flattened the pony tail into and around the doughnut, using tiny clips to keep the hair style into position. Once this was complete, we purchased in Peacocks a hair accessory similar to Audrey’s and placed it on the front of the bun in central position. To complete the Hepburn’s hair we sprayed quite a bit of hairspray, probably killing the ozone layer in the process. The make-up element of the look, I did myself because I can
actually do that. To do so, I stayed in Superdrug and spent quite a lot in the
process, which didn’t seem to go down with the payer, in this case my Dad. Oops.
I purchased Superdrug’s own highlighting concealer putting it around the eyes,
cheeks and around my lips which would prevent any if errors with lippy being
noticed. I’m not a user of Foundation, so in all circumstances I use BB cream,
usually L’Oreal or Boots own with this in mind I put this on, in area below the
concealer parts and slightly on top of those areas. Audrey’s eyes are what
always grabs attention, so it was important for me to do my eyes justice too.
To do this I used a Rimmel liquid eyeliner, going from the corner of each eye to
the outer part to get a flick. I used a brown and black pencil eyeliner, using
it on the top and bottom tear ducts and on my bottom lashes. Then I used mascara which in this case again
was Rimmel’s own. Using 5 coats all together on both the top/bottom of my
lashes. This in my mind gave me the dramatic but classy lashes that Audrey had.
The lips, I used L’Oreal again and used their new range of lipsticks I used a
light, almost baby pink shade and put it on my lips. Finally using a lip-gloss
identical to the lipsticks colour to create a shine.
|Fliss & I aka Pirate & Hepburn|
And that was the Breakfast at Tiffany’s look completed, it
took around 1-2 hours to do but was worth it as I felt that I had done the
Hepburn justice. Hope it wasn’t too boring to read. On the other-hand, the party
was fab and had a great time. Thank you to Fliss, the host and one of my best
friends. If you like you can follow her blog too; http://insideagirlsworld.blogspot.co.uk/