Sunday, October 26, 2008

Preppy Icon of the Day

I've been thinking a lot about the preppy icons that inspire me and I've decided to post a "Preppy Icon of the Day" every time I think about it. The first Preppy Icon of the Day is the classically elegant Audrey Hepburn. Audrey's casual style of a button down shirt paired with capri pants and ballet flats is as current today as it was in her day.

**Photo credit: Norman Parkinson

If you've not seen Roman Holiday, Funny Face or Paris When it Sizzles, run out and rent them now! These three films are among Audrey's greatest work.

Though she was fabulous in every role she played, Audrey's most meaningful work was not onscreen. Her heart was as big as her talent and she was appointed as a UNICEF Ambassador in 1989, a post she held until her death in 1993.

From UNICEF's website:
"I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II," said actress Audrey Hepburn on her appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador in 1989. "I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does." As a result of her work for UNICEF over subsequent years, that gratitude is mutual.

So today, we celebrate Audrey Hepburn as both a preppy icon and an inspiring humanitarian.


Preppy 101 said...

I am going to love these posts! Great idea!!!

Wearing Mascara said...

I love the bike picture! Great post :-)

Midnight Madras said...

She's of the best. My other fave of the era is Natalie Wood...