Monday, August 11, 2014

4 Tips from Audrey Hepburn

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." - Audrey Hepburn

When you hear the work elegance, what comes first to mind? Perhaps a ballroom alight with crystal, a well dressed woman, or a grand estate? For me, it is Audrey Hepburn.

As a girl watching her films, I always longed to be her. First of all, she was stunningly beautiful. Not to mention she always had such a smashing wardrobe! But most appealing to me was the calm confidence she exuded. She was gentle and feminine, but her every movement seemed filled with purpose. Her soft voice and fluid movements were captivating. Looking back, I see it was her timeless elegance that delighted audiences everywhere.

Elegance is an art that the 21st century long ago abandoned. Very few women today are truly elegant, or even know how to become so. They view an obstinate attitude as strength, and dignity as a facade. Let us show this crazy, mixed-up world just how empowering and beautiful elegance is in a woman!

With help from Audrey Hepburn's quotes I've composed a list of helpful hints....

1. Be genuinely joyful

A person doesn't have to smile to reveal their inner joy, it simply radiates from them. And it is a most attractive quality, particularly within a woman. And after all, isn't life too short to be miserable all the time?

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.."

2. Understand true beauty

You cannot be beautiful according to the worlds standards. It's impossible. That's why they have airbrush. So although it is necessary to be well groomed, don't fool yourself into chasing a beauty that is both in-achievable and fleeting. Instead, invest in the only lasting beauty.

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows."

"Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if you are ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up." 

3. Embrace who you are

Alright, so this isn't just a "don't worry about pursuing goodness and instead just submit to your shortcomings" excuse. It means that instead of living in constant dissatisfaction with your appearance, surroundings, or talents you ought to embrace your unique style.

"Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it."

4. Challenge yourself

Rather self-explanatory.

"I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself." 

"Good things aren't supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first."

So there ya go! I hope you enjoyed, and have a wonderful day! :)

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