Being Audrey Hepburn: A Novel
Lisbeth has always had a thing for Audrey Hepburn, and I can relate to her. While my love of Audrey is not nearly as obsessive, I do have an Audrey poster that was given to me as a gift hanging on my wall, and can watch her movies over and over again. Lisbeth's drug is Breakfast At Tiffany's. It is the go-to movie for her whenever life has got her down.
Who knew trying on a dress can change your life? Lisbeth definitely did not expect to go on such a zany adventure after trying on Audrey's Givenchy dress, but that is what happened. Lisbeth becomes immersed in the life of the rich and famous while she is neither. She tries to balance her real life as a waitress at a local dive, with the life of Lisbeth Dulac a fashion blogger whose fashion sense catches the attention of thousands of followers. With the help of her best friend Jess, who reworks Lisbeth's grandmother's old vintage gowns, Lisbeth becomes accepted as part of the "in" crowd. She creates her amazing fashion sense as the work of Designer X (Jess) and becomes good friends with the Princess of Pop. Naturally, the party can only last for so long.
In all honesty, this is not the kind of book I would normally pick up. However, I am so glad I got the chance to read it because it was so much fun to read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a light, fun and quirky read that is full of adventure.
You do not have to be an Audrey fan to enjoy this novel, though it would help with understanding some of the references made to her movies. This book could actually turn readers into Audrey fans; you never know. If that is the case, I encourage you to indulge yourself with Breakfast At Tiffany's, or Funny Face, my personal favorite which I actually watched right before writing this review.