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Designs by Alina: Hand-forged gold, pave diamonds, choice pearls and leather jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings inspired by life's little luxuries. Modern classic jewelry for the sophisticated woman. Lifestyle blog including design, travel, fashion, family.

Little Women


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Little Women

Alina de Albergaria

It must have been exhilarating to have been in her presence. The graceful, kind, ambassador of goodwill, who also happened to be intoxicatingly beautiful, would have been eighty-six today.

My twelve-year-old daughter adores Audrey Hepburn, and can never get enough of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s," which is on my happy-to-do list with her this weekend. Last night as I tied up loose ends before kissing my trio good night, I had that motherly feeling that something suspicious was in the works upstairs because it was eerily calm. Suddenly, like a train horn in the middle of the night, I was startled by some “heavy-heeling" which revealed this most enchanting scene:

This tribute to Ms. Hepburn on her would-be-eighty-sixth birthday, will be a constant reminder of how fleeting childhood is and how fortunate we are to witness a coming of age encapsulated in such a loverly manner.

Audrey, you are everywhere...still...

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