ALL ABOUT AUDREY
Audrey Hepburn means so much to so many people across the globe. She is remembered with great fondness not just as an award winning actress and dancer but as a gentle activist and inspirational woman who's caring nature and human approach touched many lives.
What is surprising is that her legacy and memory not only lingers with people from her generation but with a new generation who have formed an affinity with Audrey Hepburn's timeless sense of style, grace and drive to do good.
“Audrey gave more than she ever got. The whole world is going to miss her.” Steven Spielberg
THE ALLURE OF VINTAGE PEARLS. AUDREY HEPBURN STYLE
Audrey's most iconic look by far remains as the chicly chaotic Holly Golightly in Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The opening shot of her peering through the glass of the store window is one of the greatest images in vintage film. In that one look she managed to embody the personality of her character the sheer sophistication mixed with quiet innocence.
Her iconic little black dress, designed by Hubert de Givenchy was fitted to perfection and the addition of the rows of pearls around her neck was perfection by Costume Designer Edith Head.
The wearing of pearls as jewellery go back a long way through history, they have almost mystical qualities and were said to be 'the tears of the Gods' by the Greeks.
Like Audrey herself they are both fragile and rare but with a stunning natural beauty. This has made them eternally desired and passed down from generation to generation to wear in their own unique way.
Audrey often did not wear a lot of jewellery, such was her simplistic style but she was a keen fan of a pair of pearl stud earrings.
HER STYLE ENDURES
The stunning pearl jewellery worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's has been replicated many, many times.
Here at Lovett and Co we use our expertise in vintage jewellery have put together a beautiful collection that encompasses these iconic and highly desirable looks.
Recently we teamed up with Charlotte @missctighe a British influencer to give us a new look to this iconic collection and we could not be more delighted with the results.
A MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSICS
We adore the relaxed style Charlotte has given us with our Audrey Hepburn Jewellery Collection; taking them from a dressed up feel to a more subtle daytime look. The cream blouse is the perfect partner to show off reflective properties in the pearls. The check skirt gives the look a real retro vibe that gives us the hint of vintage fashion references. This also has a synergy with our own brand ethos.
At Lovett & Co we are experts in researching past jewellery design and using influences from eras gone by to create vintage inspired jewellery that can be worn for a modern age.
THE JEWELLED JET SET
The other iconic jewellery set that Audrey Hepburn wore in her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's was a jet jewelled set of necklace and earrings. Not as well known as the cream pearl jewellery, this set was equally as striking with it's bold design and scale on the small framed actress.
We have developed our own take on this by replicating the design idea of the cream set and putting it into jet glass crystals. The earrings have an almost 1960s vibe to them and have a flower shape to them.
We love the way Charlotte has styled these up with a classic little black dress with a twist. Vroom, vroom...
All the jewellery in the Breakfast at Tiffany's were designed by Tiffany and the clothes were designed by Hubert de Givenchy working alongside Costume Designer Edith Head.