In 2010, I started my original Hepburn Hepburn project which was inspired by Audrey Hepburn's and Katharine Hepburn's timeless style. Crisp oxford shirt and trousers for Kate and slim cigarette trousers and ballet neck tops for Audrey. Beautiful! It was a terrific project that I really enjoyed and fired my creativity.
Given my zest for separates and my vintage-inspired style, I want to revitalize this project. While I am an avid dress-wearer, I do love separates and find I wear them most often during the seasonal transitions. My separates are easy wearing with minimal tailoring and forgiving fabrics. There is a definite early 1960's feel with a dash of 1930's and a sprinkle of 1940's. With icons such as Audrey and Kate, how could one not be inspired?
One of my goals is to keep this project simple and achievable, as well as to continue to fill my handmade wardrobe with handmade, classic pieces that I will wear year after year. This is a deadline-free project, and one I will pick up and put down, depending on my mood.
My focus is to create garments that are:
- flattering and comfortable
- fit my lifestyle
- compliment items I already have (no closet orphans!