My Holly Golightly moment

26 November 2012

Classic and oh-so-elegant, Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's is probably the most influential fashion icon that film has produced. People from all over the world were smitten by her charm, and many have attempted to emulate her style, or at least create looks inspired by her,  myself included.

I've already told you about me being asked to walk the runway for Ferretti on Thursday for the Philippines' attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for Most People Modeling on a Catwalk. Liz chose which shoes will be assigned to us depending on our personality and style and I must say, I love her choice for me! We need to come up with our own black-colored outfits though, and because I love dressing up for things like this  my favorite part is always the dressing up part; I love it even more than the event proper itself ― I've already decided on the look I will go for the moment I received Liz's email.

Here is the inspiration board I made:

That is not the exact dress I will wear. I will actually wear a calf-length sleeveless bodycon dress from Miss Sixty but I can't find a photo of it online. It being a bodycon (read: not forgiving on extra flabs), I need to make sure I won't look bloated on Thursday! The back is also made of just lace so it's elegant and sexy without looking too daring. A layered pearl necklace, lace gloves, a mini tiara or headband, and Laura Mercier Moderne Red Nail Lacquer from the Art Deco Muse collection will complete the look. Oh yeah, the Estee Lauder group also offered to do our make-up on the day itself, yay!

And this is why I'm so happy about the shoes Liz assigned to me! I will wear this:

I planned to ask for an all-black pair instead, but I figured the red-orange details actually add a touch of modern sophistication to the over-all look I am going for.

So what do you think? Did I pass the attempt-to-emulate-Audrey Hepburn test? What about you, who are some movie characters that you consider your fashion icon? My other answer is Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw.

I hope to see you on Thursday! :)


  1. Hi Rovie, Liz actually picked the shoes for me :)

  2. O, no rice na til Thursday!  Nyahahahaha!  Hope I can rest from backstage so I can see you girls walk! :)


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