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The Breakfast at Tiffany’s Look

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It’s like Tiffany’s.”

Photography by Bob Last

Holly Golightly

On Wednesday night, I went to see Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre with my boyfriend. Starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly, the classic Hollywood play took to the stage and complete with phenomenal acting and gorgeous clothing, Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a show full of glitz and glamour.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of those classic Hollywood movies which makes you want to go back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. I only actually saw the film for the first time last Summer, but Audrey Hepburn has been someone I’ve looked up to for years. Up there with the greats: Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Debbie Reynolds to name a few, Audrey Hepburn was both incredibly talented and a style icon. Now if you’ve seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s, you’ll know the iconic black outfit I’m talking about, but there’s a scene in the film where Audrey wears a fitted black maxi dress and diamond jewels. She wears long black gloves with them and has her hair high on the top of her head. I adore this look and after seeing the play, I couldn’t not create a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired look for

Before I get onto talking about the clothes themselves, I want to explain how I’ve done my hair for the look. I’m not a fan of having my hair in a high updo like Audrey is known for, my hair is really long and having it all up just doesn’t suit me, so instead I opted for a half-up half-down style. I still have some of my hair up in the iconic style, adorned with pearls, but having some of the hair down just keeps the length and volume of my hair.

The Clothes

Do any of you have sisters of a similar age to you? Well my sister Steph is nearly 5 years older than me, but we’re peas in a pod. We share wardrobes and are always borrowing each others clothes. Steph’s style is very old Hollywood, so I found the perfect clothes for the look after only a brief moment’s browsing in her wardrobe.

The Jewelled Top
The beautiful top I’m wearing in the photos is a Dorothy Perkins number, embellished with jewels along the neckline. Audrey wears a statement diamond necklace in the look and as I’m not a massive fan of heavy jewellery, I didn’t have a replacement, so this top was the perfect solution! George at Asda are currently selling something similar, so click here if you’re interested.

The Fitted Black Skirt

To go with the top, I chose this high-waisted long black skirt from River Island. Now I don’t really wear long skirts, but the combination of the top and long skirt really resembled Audrey’s gown in the movie, so I had to go for it. I really like this particular long skirt though, it’s flattering and as it’s got a mix of black fabrics and textures in it, it’s a bit more exciting than if it was plain black. Not quite as fitted, but click here for an H & M alternative that is currently available, if you’d like to create a similar look.

So that’s it for the outfit, something very simple but hopefully very classic and old Hollywood. Audrey Hepburn was so beautiful and such an icon, hopefully I’ve done her and Breakfast at Tiffany’s justice with this look.

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