Modern Audrey Hepburn boudoir styled shoot – Charleston, South Carolina
The Gadsden House was the perfect spot for a Modern Audrey Hepburn boudoir styled shoot. The airy rooms with crisp white walls accented with large windows allow for delicate, natural light to blanket the space. The classic architecture maintains a hint of modernity with the colour palette and long, symmetrical lines. It’s the perfect spot to sip on coffee while rocking in a white mid-century modern inspired chair. The setup is accented with a stylish side table topped with fashion publications and a geometric deer – a playful nod to Audrey’s infamous pet deer, Pippin, known to fans by Audrey’s affectionate nickname, Ip. As the woman, Venita, lounged in the white chair playfully looking into the camera with a soft smile, she captured the essence of Audrey Hepburn. With wides eyes, lips parted slightly, and even the tilt of her head she reflected the poise and lightheartedness Audrey was known for. Inspired by the movie Funny Face she wore a black turtleneck, but to add modern flair, she wore classic black heels instead of the iconic ballerina flats. She was composed and playful as she stood by the window. With a contemporary twist on the Dior ad in 1955, she laid in a bed of pink and white roses with a blush crop top maintaining a stylish yet simplistic look.
Playing the guitar on a windowsill while dressed in an off-shoulder white sweater, Venita mimics a scene out of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A switch-up hair-do with a loose mohawk reflects a refined yet adventurous style. Continuing motifs from the film, she relaxed in a white cloud of pillows and blankets while wearing a classic white button down top men’s shirt, and a black eye mask with a wink. Straying from the eye mask’s traditional teal and gold, a monochromatic version perfectly suits the 21st-century woman. Adding some of her humour and childlike personality from the movie, Venita cheerfully laughs as she dances and jumps around the spacious room. A twist on the iconic long black dress with pearls Audrey’s often remembered for, Venia donned cascading layers of pearls on her bare shoulders. Paired with classic black pants and heels, and a cigarette holder in hand, it made for an elegant boudoir scene. Audrey Hepburn was known as a fashion icon, stunning actress, and humanitarian and possessed charm and unique beauty – all of which was captured in this modern interpretation of an amazing woman.
Photographer: Riverland Studios // Venue: The Gadsden House // Floral Designer: We Are Petaloso // Hair Stylist: Vanity Salon // Jewellery: Out of Hand! // Apparel: Amazon & TJ Maxx & H&M // Shoes: Belk // Design & Decor: Target & At Home