04 June 2014

Be a Hepburn. Not a Hilton.

I have never been a big fan of modern day actors or actresses.  Oh sure, there a few I enjoy, but for the most part not really.  Ever since I was little I have always been drawn to movies and actors from the golden era of the 1950's...where a gentlemen knew how to dance well, not every movie was based on some racy sex scene/s, and women were just more glamorous and alluring without letting it all hang out.

I recently started reading "How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" which basically translates to: how-to-be-a-classy-confidant-capable-woman without being trashy.

Its an easy read that looks at everything from speech, fashion, manners, friends, make-up, and work ethic.  The titles are definitely catchy; like keep your chin up and your skirt down.  And the author's examples and antics always give me a good giggle or two.or three.

Self-respect, the author writes, is one of the greatest assets a girl can possess, and yet it's one of the biggest things we're lacking these days (pg. 17).  No I'm not going to get all preachy-mcpreahyson on you, but that sentence sets a good tone for the book.  Whether its how you talk, do/don't use manners, to things like Britney Spears fashion no-no lack of undies as she was getting out of limo; it all comes down to self-respect.

Sure we're all at varying stages on the classy-o-meter, but no matter where we fall; all can make simple changes. 

The whole book isn't about how to sit like a lady or cross your legs like so, but also goes over important things like: the power of words we say to ourselves and others, always keep learning, read good books, how to chose your friends wisely, dressing to impress-not scandalize, and make-up rules 101. 
Its a funny, delightful read that helped remind me of a few things I want to work on and improve with myself too.

So yes ladies. 
Please wear your slips, don't dress as to let it all hang out, use kind words, and know that less really is more when it comes to makeup....but most importantly remember

Happy Hepburn-ing!


  1. oh my gosh! My mom will NOT stop talking about this book. She keeps telling me I have to read it for the women's ministry I do. HA! I guess you just confirmed it.

  2. Ah, Audrey. She's always been one of my favorite people. So so classy and feminine. <3 Love.
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