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Stylish Films: Breakfast at Tiffany's

I watched 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's the other day and thought I'd do a quick highlights reel for those of you who haven't seen it in a while. It's definitely one of the most stylish films ever made. Audrey Hepburn, portraying Holly Golightly, looks impeccable in every scene, with nary a hair or eyelash out of place. It blows my mind that this was shot long before any sort of digital retouching was invented. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she just looks that amazing naturally.

Possibly my favorite outfit from the film. In this scene she's applying a quick spritz of the perfume that she keeps in her mailbox in the foyer — y'know, like you do.

This movie introduced the concept of the Little Black Dress. Unfortunately, it didn't do the same for giant flambouyant hats. Siiiiigh ...

Can someone please tell me where I can find a sleep mask with gold eyelashes?

I wish ladies still wore headscarves this way. It reminds me of my grandma. She never left the house without one.

And here we have Ms. Golightly in a toga. A freaking toga. It's almost as if the costume designers were trying to put her in something hideous just to see how she'd look. Unfortunately for them, she totally pulls it off. I don't recommend trying this at home.

Now that's a statement necklace. And check out those highlights! It's like they were dyed specifically for this updo.

I love this drunk chick's dress. She fell over shortly after this photo was taken.

I don't know about you guys, but I typically spend my Friday nights crooning love songs on my balcony with a tiny guitar and my hair in a turban. It brings all the boys to the yard, especially the rich guy who lives upstairs.

Little Black Dress No. 3. Love the hat.

This movie is actually a great exercise in women's basics: the trench coat, Little Black Dress, statement necklace, tailored trousers ...

I love her tiny baby-bangs. You gotta have the right eyebrows to pull those off. Let's marvel once again at the lack of retouching in this movie. Oh, Audrey. Your makeup looks fantastic and you're crying.

This scene inspired a new outfit in my closet: the pencil skirt and polo shirt, a previously unrealized pairing. So chic. As a sidenote, they smoked CONSTANTLY in this movie, and you know those weren't fake cigarettes.

I love how Holly Golightly's wouldn't even consider leaving the house in this outfit, yet it's still a step-up from what many women wear to a nice restaurant. And she never once wore her hair all the way down the whole movie.

Pea-coat and pearl earrings — two more wardrobe essentials. So. Damn. Chic.

Here she is, barking at a police officer. You really need to watch this movie if you haven't seen it.

This was filmed in 1961, but there's nothing about her look that wouldn't be normal today. Gotta love the classics.

A lovely dramatic shot in a pink party dress with matching shoes and feathers flying. Just because you're bummed out doesn't mean you shouldn't wear something cute, right?

This was fun! I've been watching lots of fashionable movies lately, so I'll try to grab more stills like this. Hope you all had fabulous weekends!

images © paramount pictures

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