Thursday, January 15, 2015

the way we were, #1

American Vogue, edition of April 15, 1963.
The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed with her husband Mel Ferrer 
(actor and director) 
by Bert Stern for Vogue in New York (USA), on March 15, 1963.
Audrey was wearing:
  • Evening gownGivenchy (of pink tulle with an inner layer of embroidery in pearls, paillettes, sequins, crystals pink and silver, and a dramatic tulle veil, of his haute couture collection for the Spring of 1963).
Note:  Audrey’s hairstyle was created and done by Alexandre de Paris.


with this post begins a new series which I'm calling

"the way we were"

a retrospective of times past, people we all know, things we all will remember
I hope you will enjoy this bit of nostalgia.

also, thank all of the many many many of you who read our
By Invitation Only 

what a great topic we had this month,
& what a lot of fun we had with all the comments.




Sue Marrazzo said...


Flora Fascinata said...

Oh, Marsha, how beautiful. Xx
I will look forward to your thoughts on the 'way we were'.

Young at Heart said...


Anonymous said...

How I miss those days! Looking forward to a walk in the past.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

She was my idol, so beautiful, sophisticated but FUN! It seemed she could laugh at herself, a wonderful quality. What a woman!!!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I doubt we will ever have this kind of glamour again.
For that, I am sad.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Pinky, thank you for this.
I was afraid everyone would just pass these posts by.
So happy for the good reception.

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère amie,

Une photo sublime...
Gros bisous ♡

Mary said...

Audrey seemed to always be the true epitome of elegance and grace - not just when dressed for the screen or fashion shots, but anytime, and she was a true humanitarian working tirelessly for UNICEF. She looked wonderful just in tapered trousers, a crisp collared shirt and flats. I have noticed many young women today still love her style - my youngest granddaughter being one - and they always sigh when they see pics of her.

I like your new series "the way we were" - anything sharing nostalgia is always interesting - I believe you may just keep our memories working with these fun posts.
Thanks and hugs.

Emm said...

What a marvelous picture, sweet and sad at the same time. Most of the pictures I've seen of him are of an older, more tired man, and here he is young and vital. And she, of the extraordinary dancer's posture and swan neck, ooh la. I can almost hear her distinctive accent, commenting on the preparations.

La Contessa said...

A FABULOUS TRIBUTE to DAYS GONE BY...................lets hope they return one day!!

Rowan said...

What a gorgeous photo! Not one I've seen before. She always looked so serene and elegant and yet seeming to be not distant or aloof. What a divine dress! And the hair! And that concoction of tulle! Givenchy certainly seemed to know how to do it to perfection for her. I'm sure she was his perfect muse!
Will look forward to the next images you post!
Deborah from Melbourne, Australia

Anonymous said...

Wait! Does that mean that is the subject for the new "By invitation only"?

Oh goody! Boy do I have one!!!


joyful17 said...

Simply wonderful! Thank you Thank you....
Happy to see the next...and the next......xo

Sally said...

Wasn't she so beautiful and talented Marsha....and a true humanitarian. I am really glad she was still here during my lifetime
I love the idea of 'the way we were' and I adore all the glamour and style of those days.......but I think we do have a little of it around now

therelishedroost said...

How magical that image is those were truly glamorous times!