Relaxing with Style – inspired by Madame Hepburn and Miss Monroe

Taking some time to relax is really important, especially for your mental health and your level of happiness. Of course, everyone has his or her own definition of Relaxing. For me it’s reading a book, drawing or writing while sitting on my bed or my armchair. Sometimes, I also like to do long walks or just sit outside and listen to some Frank Sinatra songs. So as you can see, there are many things that can help us to calm down and everyone should find his or her own individual way.

Even famous actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe needed their timeout from the spotlight and I’m pretty sure they really appreciated their time of having a rest. But the most important thing about these two ladies is that they never did it without style. With that said, we’re coming to the topic of my second blogpost which is going to be a bit shorter than the last one. I had a lot of topics in my mind but I finally decided to write about Audrey and Marilyn as an inspiration and example for “Relaxing with Style”. So this is going to be about some Vintage Fashion and there are also waiting some inspired photographs of me at the end.

But let’s start. The past few days I looked through my books and the internet and found these lovely pictures of Marilyn and Audrey.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw in her LA apartment, 1953.

Audrey, 1959.

Audrey with her deer Pippin photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1959. Found this in the book “Audrey Hepburn: Photographs 1953 – 1966” by Bob Willoughby.


Photographs of Marilyn from the book “Marilyn Monroe – Tapfer Lieben” published by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment. The left picture was taken by Michael Ochs, 1955. The right one shows Marilyn at home and was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953.


Marilyn photographed in Los Angeles by André de Dienes, 1952.

Marilyn and especially Audrey have been some of my style and fashion inspirations through the past few years. And when I saw these wonderful photographs, I couldn’t help but share them with you. As you may recognize, both of them are wearing cigarette or capri pants in different colores and various patterns. They combined them with matching pullovers or blouses and wore a simple hairstyle and makeup. A lot of other stars for example like Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood or Brigitte Bardott also loved to wear this. All in all, this style was very fashionable at that time. And I can totally understand why!

In my opinion, it is a very comfy everyday look but it also has its class and glamour. And most of all, it’s not expensive 😛 I for one absolutely love to wear such an outfit and I don’t know how I could live without these pants through all the years. They are perfect for a relaxing time out but also for every other occasion. And when you’re in love with the 50’s fashion, just like me, you totally need a pair! 🙂 As a conclusion, I just want to tell you that if you need some inspiration for your “Relaxing with Style” look or just for your everyday look, Audrey and Marilyn can always help you.

Anyhow, I decided to make some inspired photographs to show you how it could look. Here they are!

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I really enjoyed making these pictures and I felt very comfortable in my inspired outfit. Since I don’t have short hair like our two ladies, I improvised a bit and that’s what came out. I have to say I like it a lot. What do you think about it?

Before I end this blogpost, I want to ask you 2 last things. How do you relax and what do you wear while doing it? 😛 Comment below or contact me on my Instagram. I would love to hear from you! So thank you for reading guys. I hope you enjoyed it and I could inspire you a bit. See you next time. Lots of Love,

Your Shirinatra xx