What Two Hollywood Icons Mean to Audrey Kate Design Solutions

Most people think I named my company after my daughter. I did not. Her name is Lauren, which was inspired by my favorite perfume in the 80s – Lauren by Ralph Lauren.

Audrey Kate Design Solutions is named after Audrey Hepburn and Kate Hepburn, two iconic, glamorous Hollywood actresses of yesteryear that I admire greatly. There are more reasons that I admire them than for being starlets.

Most people think I named my company after my daughter. I did not. Her name is Lauren, which was inspired by my favorite perfume in the 80s – Lauren by Ralph Lauren.

Audrey Kate Design Solutions is named after Audrey Hepburn and Kate Hepburn, two iconic, glamorous Hollywood actresses of yesteryear that I admire greatly. There are more reasons that I admire them than for being starlets.

Katherine Hepburn was known to be a “modern woman”, head strong and business savvy. Her choice to wear her staple trousers was ahead of her time and encouraged other women to wear pants at a time when women only wore dresses and skirts. Kate Hepburn was an empowered woman and laid her own tracks toward her goals.

Audrey Hepburn, (by the way, they are not related at all), studied dance prior to acting. Although she started off in life privileged and sheltered, the war changed that. The war took her family’s wealth away.

She continued to dance, and even danced to raise money for the Dutch Resistance. Audrey was also known for her couture style and we still mimic her look today.

It is not the glitz or her fashion sense that appeals to me. It’s her ties with UNICEF and her humanitarian acts that has me in awe of her. In 1989, she became a UNICEF ambassador and remained loyal to the organization until her death. Her sincere love for the children, grace towards others, and work for charity has inspired me over and over throughout my own life.

I try to embody Audrey and Kate’s qualities personally and in my business. My mission to create designs for you doesn’t stop at giving you something beautiful and within budget. I sincerely work with your family story and encourage laying our own tracks, being sincere in our work relationship, and showing grace and kindness always.

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