On June 19, 2011, the gown and the hat worn by the actress Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady" were auctioned from the Debbie Reynolds Collection by the incredible value of $3.7 million. Originally, the actress Debbie Reynolds paid $100,000 for this pieces.
Gown: Cecil Beaton (inspired in the Edwardian finery, a long gown of silk linen, overlaid with a fine lace embroidered in a delicate flower motif, also embroidered over the lace, a fine ribbon of white satin, details of ribbons of black velvet striped with ribbons of white silk and a large bow at the left breast, in white organdy: falses cuffs matching with the ruffles of the high collar, a costume created specially for the wardrobe of Audrey’s character Eliza Doolittle).
Hat: Madame Paulette, Paris (based on the drawings by Cecil Beaton and created specially for the wardrobe of Audrey’s character Eliza Doolittle: a enormous capeline constructed of a lightweight cotton burlap, trimmed in black velvet with ostrich feathers in black and white on one side adorning a large bow of white satin with stripes of ribbons in black velvet, the precious decoration: some red roses made of a kind of organza starched, a small sprig of pansies in the beautiful lavender shade, branches of wheat, finalizing a white lace bonnet with some small flowers).
“Those are my parents. They’ve been married 55 years. They met when my dad was visiting Mexico as a young man. He saw my mom at a party, but he couldn’t speak a word of Spanish, so they just sort of looked at each other and giggled. Everything was very formal back then, so he asked a mutual friend to obtain permission for him to contact her. My mom gave my dad her address, and when he went back to America, he would write her a letter every few days. He’d write the entire letter in English, and then get a Spanish dictionary and translate it word by word. My mom says the letters barely made sense. But after he’d written many letters, he went back to Mexico and they went on their first date. There were adult chaperones and everything, they didn’t even kiss or touch. It was all very formal. And after a few dates, they decided to marry. Her family thought she was crazy to marry this weird American who kept writing the letters. But she said she knew he was the one. Get this—- just two years ago, we were all visiting Italy. And I busted the two of them making out in a corner. I snapped a photo. Dad’s got Mom pinned up against a wall and he’s macking her hard.”
this is so sweet. But those last two sentences LOL!
Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.
inkskinned, “My father’s recipe for the man I should marry” (via awweb)
"One of the magical things about theater is that it gathers a crowd of people in a quiet space, and each member of the audience gets to see how people respond differently to the different things being said on stage. The person next to you will laugh at something that you’d never think of laughing at, and you’ll get a glimpse into all the different ways of viewing the world. Unfortunately, so much theater today is less nuanced. It gives you a large dose of one way of thinking, in hopes of getting as many of the same type of people into the theater as possible."