One of the most beautiful movies to come from the 1960’s, Audrey Hepburn stars as a dreaming girl who lives life in a frivolous, yet down to earth manner in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Here are the top reasons that her character, Holly Golightly, is easily on the top of my list for most amazing fictional characters ever!
She Eats What She Wants
All too often we see women feeling pressured into eating the “diet foods”…not Holly! She eats what she wants when she wants it! Eating donuts and coffee first thing in the morning? OK!
She Dresses in Style
For a woman to be expected to keep up her appearance isn’t as required today as it was back in the 60’s. A woman who chooses to value herself and show that outwardly by taking the time to style herself is a confident forward thinking woman in my mind.
She Decorates in New Ways
There has never been a film with a bathtub couch before Audrey Hepburn debuted this gorgeous piece of furniture in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Why not take a chance – go with what YOU like!
She Doesn’t Always Play By the Rules
Yea, she legitimately stole these crazy animal masks… that, by the way, I wouldn’t condone stealing…. but still! She shows us that playing by the rules is limiting and even suppressive at times. Break out of the box and do something different. It’ll inspire feelings of confidence, inspiration, and general happiness for sure!
She Knows How to Be Friends with Everybody
…Well except her landlord, but that’s his fault – not hers! Holly is the life of a party, there’s no doubt about it! She is always sure to see all her friends, even if just for a moment! She showers them with love and gratitude.
She Never Stops Dreaming
Even while she may not be able to afford the luxury of Tiffany’s, she never gives up on her dream! And when she comes close to fulfilling her dreams, she appreciates every little step along the way.
She Never Underestimates the Power of Red Lipstick
Even when everything around you feels like it’s crumbling down, flip open your mirror, uncap your lipstick, and pucker up because everything is going to be all right. It’s psychologically proven that the color red ignites emotions of confidence and a “make it happen” attitude.
She Rocks the Timeless Monochromatic Trend
While our style calendar may be experiencing a rebirth of this trend, Audrey Hepburn knew how to rock this look long before it graced any catwalk. Take it from the pro – pair your girly separates in black and white for a flawless look.
What do you think – does she win in your mind? Let me know your thoughts on this super classy lady in the comments below!