Like many girls Audrey Hepburn has always been one of my style icons. While she possessed a natural and timeless elegance, to me, the key to her longevity was that her beauty was always approachable and quirky. One of my favorite quotes about her is "Audrey Hepburn looks like every girl and like no girl."
It seems like, once again, concepts of "beauty" have become so narrowly defined. Where I live blonde, tanned, surgically-enhanced and scantily-clad seem to be the criteria which equals "attractive."
While I have nothing against dyeing one's hair, tanning or plastic surgery per se
it is uncanny to see hundreds of girls downtown on a Friday or Saturday night who look like they stepped off the same assembly line.
With that thought in mind I created my "Ode to Audrey" dress, because I not only appreciate her beauty and sense of style but also the remarkable humanitarian work she did. I also appreciate all of the amazing work done by people on Craftster - it is truly inspiring to see that in a world that is becoming more and more homogenized that individual ideas of style and beauty still remain.
So, I will be quiet now and just show the darn dress.
It is made of crepe-backed, steel gray satin. Because it is gray (which is one of my favorite colors but can be somewhat somber) I wanted to add some details. The bodice has ruching which gives it more of a "sweetheart" neckline, there are also sequins along the top of the bodice, a bow made of tulle in the center of the bodice and braided straps. Let me know what you think!