Eighth Step: Audrey Hepburn ~Part Three- Breakfast At Tiffany’s~

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Besides watching some films(or as much as 5 year old’s attention will allow), doing some activities, and taking pictures, we read a cute little book called, Just Being Audrey. It is a shortened, and sweet version of Audrey’s life. From the struggles she encountered growing up: often hungry, in a war torn country, and from a broken family, she persevered with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Her childhood formed who she was as a person and influenced her humanitarian work. She is a true role model, being strong of character and mind and doing it all with extreme grace and kindness. It’s no wonder the legacy she’s left behind is as a beloved icon. This concludes our photos of Audrey, but our step in her shoes will continue with our own volunteer work with Feed My Starving Children.Without further ado,

our third step, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

Eighth Step: Audrey Hepburn ~Part Two- My Fair Lady~

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Audrey Hepburn was known in her early years for her film work and fashion. Later, she was known for her film work, fashion, and humanitarian work, becoming an ambassador for UNICEF. For our photo shoots it was impossible to choose just one look with such a long fashion history, so here is look 2 of 3, My Fair Lady. We attended Derby Day at Arlington Park for these photos. Everyone there was dressed up with their best hats on!

After planning outfits and buying tickets, making hats, we set off to the races! The day was finally here, and I was so excited, and really nervous. I didn’t know how I was going to get pictures with all the crowds or if she would even be cooperative once we got there. We got to the track and so many ladies wanted pictures of the girls and said how cute they looked that it really made her feel good and was happy to pose for pics. I got my camera out to finally start and…..no memory card! I had left it in my laptop! I didn’t have a back up either because I didn’t bring my full camera bag since I was going to have my hands full. Argh! I am very blessed with a loving and understanding husband. ๐Ÿ™‚ He walked around the park that day propositioning people and finally found someone who sold him their memory card(this is after I suggested the gift shop carry them ;). Now the shoot could begin!

It was so much fun! They had a hat contest halfway through the races and there were some great ones! My girls were entered and were called up with all the other little girls as honorable mentions for pictures and interviewing. There were some really creative hats!

Buying that memory card was totally worth it and I’m so glad my husband had the nerve to do that for me! We got the address of the sweet woman and sent her the card back when we were done so she could have her pictures back. I was just happy to have been able to borrow it and she got a couple of extra mint juleps at the races, so it seems to have all worked out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Eighth Step: Audrey Hepburn

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Rolling right along, we’re continuing with another icon, Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn is well known for her acting chops and ethereal beauty was also a humanitarian. Like Chanel, she had a rough start in life but worked to make the most of the opportunities given her. Her childhood also kept her sympathetic to those in need and became an advocate through UNICEF. You can read more about Audrey here.

To kick off our studies of Audrey we looked to Roman Holiday for a little photo shoot inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚