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Inspiration: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Theatre Royal

Last Friday night while I was sitting in the gorgeous Theatre Royal, watching Pixie Lot impersonate Holly Golightly in the brand new production of Breakfast at Tiffany's, it occurred to me: Holly was the original "Sex and the City" girl!
She was seemingly frivolous, liked having a good time, wasn't afraid to play with men... or clothes and loved a good New York party!
Left: Zipcode Design Tiffany "Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's" Framed Photographic Print // Dress: Caren Crepe Dress by Coast // Heels: Brian Atwood Leather Pumps // Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane //Gloves: Gausse Gantier Castiglione Gloves // Sunglasses: Linda Farrow 3.1 Philim Lim

Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take any pictures in the theatre, even during intermission (I sneaked one of the chandelier, before I was sternly told to stop), so you'll have to rely on my storytelling for this review.
All four of us girls, who attended the performance, agreed that the show was better than we thought it would be.
No. not because we are mean and expected the worst, but we all silently had that feeling, when you watch someone famous live for the first time and hope they  are as good as they are on telly.
Pixie Lot didn't try to recreate Audrey's "Holly", but rather create a new interpretation of the character, that was perfectly cute and flirty and very elegant! Clever way of going about it, as it is very hard to compete with such an iconic image. And then off course, she brought her voice to the part, which was clear, soft and strong at the same time. No crackling and no nerves, I hope she was having a good time herself!  
The sets were a winner for me. Constant changes: from Holly's flat, up the fire escape and into Fred's flat; from the bar to the park and then onto Brooklyn Bridge; there was this constant sense of moving in and out of places, which is so challenging to re-create in a theatrical setting. I particularly loved the scene on Brooklyn Bridge, so simple and yet given the lighting, quite realistic.

As for the rest of the cast, the cat kinda stole the show. Oh yes, the cast included a real kitty-cat, very well-behaved and quite funny too! And Fred, the confused and frustrated poor boyish-man in love with Holly was no other than Matt Barber - or the handsome Atticus from Downton Abbey for simplicity. He had an American accent on, though...they all did, quite a good one as a matter of fact!

Dress: Kerry Anne Hi Low Dress by Coast // Heels: Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals

Now let's talk about 50's & 60's silhouettes for a minute. Holly's wardrobe was lovely, I lost count of how many times she changed from lovely, shiny, evening dresses to elegant raincoats with matching hats and gloves! I adore 60's dresses, women looked so elegant at all times.
It all reminded my great aunt's wardrobe; she had spent a decade in New York in the 60's and when I was little, I used to try on her little box-hats and white gloves and A-line coats, pretending to be attending Radio City shows. No wonder I love heels and pearls so much!  

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