I’m not much into decorating as a rule, but suddenly I’m rivaling Martha Stewart.
I already have lots of artwork for my many walls. Never being able to afford a masterpiece, I’d find a cheap, old magazine cover, poster or photograph then frame it lavishly.
It’s all about the packaging.
So…my bedroom is more or less at its fighting weight…done…a fait accompli, but needing a little salt and pepper, as my pal Camille would say.
I already have two great pictures of Audrey Hepburn. A Town and Country cover, and one from Life Magazine that raise the bar, I so wish was open, considerably.
But, can you really have too much Audrey?
It’s amazing what you find online when you do a search. Funny Face, a musical, is one of my favorite Audrey films when she’s practically drugged to Paris to model for Fred Astaire whose character is loosely based on fashion icon Richard Avedon, who actually was a consultant on the film. It’s kitschy and silly, breathtakingly beautiful making you want to don a beret and hop the next plane to Paree.
I decided my Amish bedroom needed a sprinkle of our girl.
The 8 by 10 print, with tax, came to less than 5 bucks. The framing? Well, that’s another story even with my best Monty Hall, Let’s Make a Deal, persona I only haul out on special occasions. Offering cash always helps.
So, once again packaging had the last say.
Say hello to Audrey.