To add to my collection of girl crushes I have a tie for two this July: Audrey Hepburn and Jean Shrimpton
Often imitated but never duplicated: Authentically Audrey
Audrey Hepburn: Who else can look effortlessly elegant while drinking milk from a wine glass and using a tub as a sofa a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Even though her character Holly Golighty, based on Truman Capote’s famous novella was supposed to be an utter mess, she was a wondrous, glorious, and magnetic mess who is beloved by generations. She brought a depth, class, audacity and edge to that role that can only be described as purely Audrey. All while being effortlessly heart-achingly adorable!
Jean Shrimpton: Flower Power and so Much More…
Jean Shrimpton: Athematic to the swinging 60s, Mod fashions and Go-Go girl chic, Jeannie was not only considered one of the world’s first super models, she was also a bit controversial and daring fashion-wise for her day. In 1965 she caused a bit of an uproar at the Victoria Derby Day when she appeared wearing a white shift dress several inches above her knees with no hat, gloves or stockings. Instead she flaunted a man’s watch to complete the ensemble. A scandalous iconoclast made all the tongues waggle! ????. It’s no wonder she inspired The Smithereens song “Behind the Wall of Sleep.”