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Try Breakfast At Tiffany’s To Inspire Your Good Nights!

By , 5 February, 2009, No Comment

Breakfast At Tiffany’s is one of my all-time favorite films. Sure, you’ve got a good argument for racism with Mickey Rooney playing Mr. Yunioshi. Yes, the movie is vastly different from the book (spoiler: there’s no romance between Holly Golightly and Paul “Fred” Varjak, but a deep friendship, in the novella by Truman Capote — there can’t be, Paul’s gay). And, naturally enough, once you learn that Marilyn Monroe was considered for the part that Audrey Hepburn so superbly played, you can’t help but wonder just how that would have changed so many things… And not just in the film either.

Capote wanted Monroe to Play Holly

But say all you want, Breakfast At Tiffany’s is a delight.

Great fashion, trashy parties with the swank & swagger of the ‘it’ people in your crowd, the complete independence to live as individually (& even unorthodoxly) as you can — isn’t that just what your 20’s are supposed to be?

My first apartment was inspired by Holly Golightly — not just the film posters on the walls and the orange tabby cat, but we also awoke to the muffled ringing of a phone stored in a suitcase so as not to harshly wake us. (I also had several luxurious sleep masks; but blindfolded nights and midnight baby cries are dangerous combination, so the masks are what you’ll now find tucked away in my suitcases — waiting for ‘someday’.)

Audrey as Holly Golightly wearing sleep mask

Audrey as Holly Golightly wearing sleep mask

I suppose I ought to discuss the terrific vintage fashions in the film… But those fashions are so iconic that I’m under the impression that you all know the fashions & how to emulate the look by now — it’s nearly ‘old hat’. *wink* (If not, please let me know and I’ll work up a post about that.)

Instead, what I’d like to do is show you some gorgeous proof of the inspirational power of Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

Hopeless, a couture lingerie company owned and operated by Australian sisters Gabrielle and Dominique Adamidis, has an entire line of lingerie inspired by Breakfast At Tiffany’s. And it’s stunning! There’s the Holly Bustier & Briefs; the Cat Garter Belt; the Yunioshi Bustier, Garter Belt & Briefs; the Sally Halter Bra– even a Trawler Apron!

Stunning lingerie inspired by Breakfast at Tiffanys

Stunning lingerie inspired by Breakfast at Tiffanys

Hopeless vintage inspired lingerie

Hopeless vintage inspired lingerie

Sexy little Trawler Apron

Sexy little Trawler Apron

Like true designer creations, they are “inspired by”, not rip-offs, and they have real vintage appeal — with a modern appeal. I’m sure Holly would have loved these stunning pieces.

Holly Golightly inspired lingerie

Holly Golightly inspired lingerie

Black silk lingerie by Hopeless

Black silk lingerie by Hopeless

The one piece that puzzles me a bit is the stunning Fred Bra. Is that named for Holly’s brother Fred — or does it refer to Holly’s nickname for Paul?

Hopeless Lingerie Fred Bra

Hopeless Lingerie Fred Bra

Hmmmm… Maybe it only matters to a film buff. Anyway, they are just stunning enough to keep you from getting in the buff too quickly.

Did I mention these Hopeless lingerie pieces are stunning? *wink*

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  • Gabrielle

    Hi this is Gabrielle! Thank you for such a lovely post about my things!! I am so happy to have come across your blog – you write about vintage fashion and film which are basically my favourite things ever! 🙂

  • Henry

    I have found the perfet holly golightly dress but there is only 1 copy so you might need to hurry. Heres the Website:
    http://www.sovintagepatterns.com/catalog/item/1670958/6856539.htm

  • Jaynie Van Roe

    Henry, that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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