Saturday, November 22, 2014

Style Maven: Audrey Hepburn (Part 4 - On Love...)

As I said in my Editor’s Letter this month, if anyone wants to understand how to be truly happy in life, one should study the life and values of Ms. Audrey Hepburn—so I will make it easy for you to do so with my 10 part Style Maven series this month. In my fashion, after reading Melissa Hellstern’s book, 'How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life', one sees Audrey Hepburn as a prime example of how to overcome the self-defeating attitudes we have of ourselves, and rise to the occasion where ever you are needed. For me personally, considering Hepburn was an introverted soul, she reminds me that being an introvert, it is possible to step out of one’s comfort zone to achieve the success we desire. "We may be introverts, but that is not all that we are," I tell myself! I think she shows that there is strength in all of us (introverted or extroverted) to accomplish great successes and create a happy life, which is exactly why I preach of understanding what our unique strengths are so we can be as useful in this life as possible. She shows no matter how delicate, beautiful, or kind you are, we all have our tribulations in life, no matter how glorious we appear in the public eye. She reminds us that at the end of the day we all have to work for the satisfaction we want in life, and one cannot fret over what one cannot control. Life gets on when you do, so make it happen! I would only hope that the following posts help you to figure out how to emulate some of that effervescence Audrey possessed by adjusting how you see life through her eyes.

On Love: How to get what you deserve...

Be Willing to Get Hurt “Sabrina was a dreamer who lived a fairy-tale, and she was a romantic, an incorrigible romantic, which I am. I could never be cynical. I wouldn't dare. I’d roll over and die before that.”

When Flirting Be Subtle “There’s never any need for any woman to ogle a man. Oogling only puts the men off. It scares them away. In fact, the faintest flutter of an eyelash should be enough.”

Mind the Male Ego “I thought a marriage between two good, loving people had to last until one of them died. I can’t tell you how disillusioned I was.”

Know When to Walk Away “Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.” 

Know What to Look For “The kind of man I’m attracted to can be tall or short, fair or dark, handsome or homely. Physical good looks don’t necessarily appeal to me just by themselves. If a man has that indefinable quality that I can only call ‘warmth’ or ‘charm,’ then I’ll feel at ease with him.”

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