Fashion & Film: Funny Face

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I certainly have a special place in my heart for all Audrey Hepburn movies. I’ve read biographies, watched her films over and over again, and soak in anything I can associated with Audrey. Who doesn’t? Funny Face is actually one of her earlier (ish) films, a few years before her ultra-fame from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (which might have a shout-out in a future Fashion & Film post). In Funny Face, we follow Audrey’s bookworm character, Jo, as she travels to Paris with a photographer and a fashion magazine editor in order to become the new “face” of fashion. It’s almost enough to watch this movie just in order to watch Fred Astaire and Audrey dance, but fashion seems to be its mainstay. Thin, ankle-length cigarette pants… Colorful, dramatic dresses… Posing in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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Review: Derek Blasberg’s Classy

Classy – – A witty and hilarious tribute to fashionable women everywhere. And by tribute I mean a shout-out to both the classy ladies and the trashy ladies. Classy women can read Blasberg’s funny Tiffany-blue book laughing at the ridiculous stories of those trashy women, and trashy women can perhaps laugh at their past mistakes and begin to leave the dark side.

Personally, I like this book for its many pictures, lists, and tips. These little aspects make it an easy and fun read.

For more doses of wittiness and hilariousness, you can check out Derek Blasberg’s blog. He’s quite the man about town and his Instagram and Twitter accounts attest to his adventures around the world with the world’s fashionistas.