"How do I look?" (Holly)
I'm really happy with the way it turned out and would gladly wear a dress and giant hat everyday if I could. And if door frames were widened. And there was no wind. Unfortunately, only about half of my co-workers recognized me and the other half just thought I was a posh lady in a big hat. But that's alright.
"As I understand it, we're getting you ready to visit someone at Sing Sing." (Paul/Fred)
To me, being Audrey is all in the details. And since I've seen the film, read the book, read the book about the film, saw the dress from the opening scene, own the Barbie doll, and see the posters in my room every day, I'm pretty familiar with the details.
The LBD: Macy's Junior's department, on sale for $30. I love it and will definitely wear it again.
Shoes: Already had. From Target.
"Be a darling and look under the bed for a pair of alligator shoes." (Holly)
Belt: Already had. From Forever 21 and technically a headband. And though her belt was a bow, I decided to use what I had and give it my own twist.
Earrings: Earring World at Potomac Mills. They were clip-ons which was nice because they are so heavy, but hurt after a few hours.
"You can always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels." (Holly)
Sunglasses: Already had. Old Navy. One of the details that is most often done incorrectly (looking at you, Jennifer Love Hewitt) are her sunglasses. Wayfarers, not Jackie O's. (Get a life, I know.)
Hat: I bought the below hat at a costume store to use as a base, and after removing the accents, constructed the brim using felt, poster board, and a healthy amount of hot glue.
"Miss Golightly is on her way to Sing Sing. Just visiting, of course." (Paul/Fred)
I opted out of making the ruffle on the bottom or wearing black gloves, which I actually own. I was going for the essence of Holly, not an exact replica. (At least that's what I was telling myself with every new person that asked who I was. The ruffle and gloves surely wouldn't have made a difference, right?)
Until next year...