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  1. Infinite Living says

    Self-assured and self-lost are perfect descriptions to me. I guess when we know where we are headed that is our assurance yet we are always on the way is the feeling of lost. As always terrific post!

  2. Mahalakshmi says

    I totally loved this post! I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s quite recently, and I ended up really enjoying the film. Holly Golightly isn’t shown as a perfect woman who is all-accommodating. She has flaws, and that’s what makes her real. And her style sense in the film deserves separate praise altogether! But the juxtaposition of your life to Holly’s life was beautifully worded.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! My mum loves Audrey Hepburn and I first watched the film as a child. I feel like every time I see it, I gain some kind of new perspective. But I feel very similar to the character in a lot of ways. It’s one of those Old Hollywood films that will always be remembered.

  3. ughmango says

    This post was so interesting to read! I am little ashamed to admit that I have never seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s but now after how you described Holly and the storyline you really made me want to watch it as soon as possible! And maybe read the book too! xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! I highly recommend both. The book is far more gritty and realistic – quite short and the film is Hollywood and romantic.
      It’s an incredible movie though and so relevant I think to most young women today. Definitely check out! xx

  4. hell0chloe says

    Ahhh I love these posts so much! (as you know) – the photos in this are beautiful, by the way. Breakfast At Tiffany’s is one of my favourites because Holly was so…lost and sporadic, almost. Like you say – if you take away the layers there’s something much different underneath and for me, taking away the aesthetic and the funniness of it, Holly was someone we could all relate to, she was lost and scared of herself but also the type of girl to not let that get in the way. I don’t know, Holly was such a great character and I really love this post .xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Chloe!! Have you read the book? The way Capote wrote her, I feel like it takes much longer to fall in love, where as the film she’s very romantic and you just love her attitude immediately – the fact she goes about her life without no consideration of whether it’s ‘ok’.
      Definitely a great character. Audrey said that she didn’t relate to her at all but she played her so well, you would think it’s the same person. xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl! The book is 100 pages and a must-read! The way Capote writes will have you hooked, he makes it all seem so real and I love that the book is more real life.
      In the film she up her beliefs for a guy but in the book she’s a far more stubborn character. I don’t want to say too much or I will give the whole story away. xxx

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