While reading our recent book club pick (- the unanimously adored) GRACE, by VOGUE stylist, Grace Coddington; this excerpt stayed with me:
"...Audrey Hepburn, too, was so chic and adorable in her skinny pants and little pumps. I loved Audrey, not only through her films but because of some reportage photos I saw in the magazine Picture Post that struck a chord. She was shown happily riding around on her bike and cooking in her tiny apartment. Everything was so clean and shiny. I aspired to live in exactly that same perfect way."
Of course I found myself on a googling marathon to find and inspect the original editorial, and then voila! Grace (per usual) was 100% correct in adoring and emulating the darling domesticity of Audrey's teeny, clean, simplistic, "perfect" home style. I especially love the idea of having such spare and dainty garbage- that you could actually get away with newspaper lining your bin. We recycle, we feed scraps of veggie and fruit detritus to our bunny... but never in a million years, could I get away with a newspaper-lined bin! I mean seriously... gorgeous, graceful, humanitarian, sweetheart- and apparently even her garbage was lovely.
Could Audrey Hepburn have been more dreamy?!