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06 January 2008

How to be like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany

One of the golden girls of the silver screen, Audrey Hepburn, forever immortalized Truman Capote's Holly Golightly in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany. After meeting Miss Golightly, women all over the world wish that they could add just a little bit more glamor and spontaneity to their lives. I've come up with a exhaustive list of almost everything one would need to live like Holly, from where to sleep to what to wear. Enjoy.

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Holly Golightly's Home:

  1. A homeless Cat
  2. Twin metal bed fame
  3. Champaign saucers
  4. Bath tub sofa
  5. Liters of perfume and cake mascara on your vanity
  6. Pinata smoking a cigar
  7. a very large mirror leaning against the wall
  8. Green stuffed parrot in cage
  9. Zebra rug
  10. Old fashioned black telephone to be kept in a suitcase
  11. White rocking chair for those days when you are feeling domestic
  12. Three piece white vintage luggage set
  13. Old crate coffee table (obtain from your local grocer)
  14. Pink pillows
  15. Weather vane?
  16. White cherub lamp
  17. Vintage Brazil Poster
  18. Wall mounted bull head
  19. Red fleece blanket with Harvard written on it over a golden bread spread
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Holly Golightly's Accessories:
  1. Tortoise shell Rayban Waferers (or knockoffs)
  2. Pearl chocker with broach pinned on, in fact you might want to buy matched broaches and wear the second in your hair.
  3. Holly has loads of jewelry for all the fabulous parties she attends. You should invest in several pieces for large costume jewelry, such as these earrings.
  4. Consider wearing a watch on your ankle with your cocktail dress
  5. Black crystal and pearl bib necklace that looks something like this.
  6. A guitar or failing that the soundtrack from Breakfast at Tiffany
  7. Over the elbow black gloves
  8. Pink ballet slippers, to be kept in your refrigerator
  9. Inexpensive ring engraved with your initials
  10. Carpet bag
  11. Black coin purse, money is stored wadded up inside
  12. White pearl studs
  13. Black kitten heels
  14. A handful of fabulous hats, including a large black one, a modish brown shaved mink one and a cute black pillbox hat with large white marabou puff decoration
  15. Black patent leather bag with embossed croc pattern and chain handle, kind of Chanel-esqe
  16. Knitting needles and yards of red yarn to knit your own ranch house
  17. Cigarette holder
  18. Audio Portuguese lessons

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Holly Golightly's Nightclothes (well, actually just what one wears to answer the door as Holly sleeps nude):
  1. Generic white bath robe, rolled up to your elbows
  2. Eye Mask
  3. Men's Tux Shit
  4. Orange robe
  5. Tassel Earplugs
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Holly Golightly's Clothing:
  1. A simply fabulous little black dress and perhaps a long black dress as well
  2. Grey sweatshirt and demin capris with black flats for those days when you wash your hair
  3. Classic Trench
  4. Grey jersey full size flat bed sheet, to be worn as toga at the opening of your next party
  5. Grey cowl neck sweater and black capris
  6. Redish orange wool bouche jacket with a mock turtle neck type collar
  7. Black tweed skirt with black t-shirt style shirt with buttons down the front
  8. Black tweed sheath
  9. Khaki sweater with black trim
  10. Matching pink dress, cape and shoes to be worn with pink tiaraand white clutch
  11. Or, you could be lazy and just get the costume
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Holly Golightly's Associates:
  1. Charming latin millionaires with political aspirations
  2. Pudgy playboys from wealthy families
  3. Drug lords and their cronies
  4. Rats and Super Rats, all of whom shell out $50 for the powder room
  5. Southern belle models
  6. Hollywood moguls
  7. Washed up writers with a taste for married women
  8. Hillbillie ex-husbands
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Holly Golightly's Hangouts:
  1. Twenty-one
  2. Burlesque shows
  3. Tiffany
  4. Five and Dime stores
  5. Public library
  6. Sing Sing

Holly Golightly's Wisdom:
  1. Don't accept drinks from disapproving men
  2. Keep extra perfume and lipstick in your mailbox for last minute touch ups
  3. Combat the mean reds with a trip to Tiffany
  4. Operate on a cash only basis
  5. Steal things from the five and dime on occasion, to keep your hand in
  6. Have a cookie jar, ie a man who pays for the pleasure of your company with out expecting anything physical...this generally only works if that man is in jail and using you to send messages to his drug cartel
  7. Always know who the ten richest men under 50 are in your area
  8. A trip to the powder room is an excellent exit strategy
  9. Marry for money
  10. People don't belong to people
Looking for more Audrey? Check out my Amazon store's Buy to Be: Audrey Hepburn Section

Image sources listed in the description of each picture on flickr

11 comments:

WendyB said...

OH MY GOD!!! Did you work on this for years? This is amazing.

Chic and Charming said...

Thanks! It is amazing what procrastination from one's real job will do for the quality of a blog post.

Ms. P&C said...

So fabulous!!! Love it - very very clever.

Lizzard said...

This is so timely! I was just beginning to mentally prepare for Halloween. ;) (I know it's so early!)

FashionGirl said...

Wow.
This is incredible.
I absolutely adore your blog!

Sonal said...

can u say totally FABULOUS?....so amazing!

Glama Ray said...

Wow, this is just absolutely amazing! I'm so glad I found you. What an amazing job on putting this all together. Well done! I'll take one of each.

amy said...

Oh my! What fabulosity you possess!

Melsbells said...

I love this post, although I'd like to point out that all of the links to the chic and charming store on amazon list the products as unavailable. Is there any way around this? I realize the post is almost 2 years old, but I'm still curious.

bridget aileen said...

thanks. when i get older I'm gonna be just like holly because of your blog

Lexa Lynne said...

This is amazing, I know it is an older post, but I am kind of obsessed.
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