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Monday, June 22, 2009

Delicate Creatures

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//EDIT:// Since so many people are curious, here are more details about Audrey and Pippin who was nicknamed Ip. She worked with the deer on the set of the film Green Mansions and was encouraged by the director to take Ip home with her.

96 comments:

Chester said...

I love Audrey Hepburn! That's very interesting that she had a pet deer. It's kind of like a remake of Mary Had a Lamb, instead it's Audrey had a Deer.

Spandexpony said...

I knew she had a deer-- funny since she is so deer-like herself! But I never saw any pictures of the deer past fawn-stage. Think she had to get rid of it?

Sylvia said...

This is so great. I love these pictures. Especially the third and the last two.

Lauren! said...

I've seen a few of these images before. She definitely fits her pet! I wonder if they're a lot of upkeep. Maybe I want one...

h said...

cute:)

Marla Singer said...

i love those pictures. epic <3

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caroline said...

that last photo is adorable. I've never heard of that deer..
x

Shin said...

That's such a cool discovery! She looks really cute with her deer!:-)xxoxoxoxo

The Wandering Writer said...

She really was sheer perfection.

I think the deer was from her movie "Green Mansions" wasn't it? And she became so attached to it that she kept it. :)

XANABIOTICX said...

awh~ she is such a classic beauty! and is it really true she has a per deer? cause that is just so cute!

WendyB said...

I want to see a picture of the deer smoking. Also using a litter box. See if there are any of those for me!

elena-lu said...

oh yes green mansions and she fell in love with the deer! who wouldnt?!

lisa said...

This is strictly based on hairstyle, but a couple of these photos look like they were taken around the time she did Green Mansions.

...love Maegan said...

so gorgeous!

ann said...

oh i would just love a pet deer. i haven't seen all of these before!

Lacey Starr said...

Wow! I have never seen these Audrey pictures before. Just stunning.

pretty face said...

WOW!
She is... well... beautiful.

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Tahda said...

I've been obsessed with having a pet deer like Audrey since about age 10.

Such an amazing woman!

Isabel said...

Are you serious? This is too cool! Never seen the pictures before. I think I'm in love.

Mich said...

haha she would bring a deer grocery shopping! That is awesome!

Thérèsa said...

I've never seen this before, so so adorable!!!

Rebecca said...

I didn't know that! These pictures are so beautiful and delicate - the deer matches her so well. My cousin had a pet deer for a while - a baby her brother found while he was out hunting. I don't know all the hunting rules, but it was actually illegal so they had to hide it. However, it was the sweetest creature I've ever seen (besides maybe the pet raccoon they had once).

Pansy said...

Awww I didn't know that, but how fitting!

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Gorgeous photos all of the ones I see with Audrey and her deer the deer is so young did she keep the deer when it was full grown I wonder. Gorgeous post. ♥

Sam said...

Oh! Audrey looks sooo pretty in these pics! What an inspired photo shoot!

Emma said...

ahh i adore these photos!! so lovely :)

Chloe said...

She is just so beyond gorgeous. I've always loved her and I always will love her. *sighs*

aliboooooo! said...

oh these photos are incredible. ive never been a huge ah fan (seems too obvious a choice) but these might just win me over!

jayne said...

i just thought this was one photoshoot, but a pet deer is kind of cool, very audrey

shopgirl28 said...

I had an Audrey Hepburn calendar, and in one of the pictures she posed with her deer. I had no idea it was her pet. He's adorable.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

She's so beautiful! I've seen some of those pics before in a calendar of hers. Incredibly unique pet I must say!

xo
Sophie

Andrea S. said...

Umm... I want a pet deer! Now not only am I jealous of her timeless style and beauty, but also her deer.

Gabbi said...

Another reason why I love Audrey... imagine having a pet dear? Such a dream. I wonder what happened as it grew up?

Winnie said...

What a pet! Perfectly suits her as well.

CaitieCatherwood1314 said...

Awww! I would love a pet deer! <3

~ Caitie

KD said...

Oh my! Is this from one of her movies or did she really have a deer?

Brigadeiro said...

I remember seeing this, it so adds to the magic that is Audrey Hepburn :)
xx

Piglet said...

Whenever I see new photos of Audrey I fall in love with her even more.
The little deer is just darling.

Shay said...

strange and cute!

Eyeliah SS said...

Oh, I hadn't seen a few of these before! lovely.

Meg said...

These photographs are strange, interesting and beautiful. Love them!

Diana said...

this is pretty amazing, a pet deer!

K8 said...

Who wouldn't want a pet deer?

Savvy Mode SG said...

wow didn't know that. how cute.

Callie said...

oo! I knew that! I was totally obsessed with all things Audrey for a while there... (still am, but leaning more towards Kate Hepburn recently) Green Mansions is so interesting...

muchlove said...

haha, yes, I was surprised when I found out too! I love all her deer pictures. It's like a disney picture coming to life.

yulanda said...

oh wow, thank you for sharing these.

tofuscloset said...

she is sucha classic beauty..and i love that she had a deer as a pet..=)

Pamcasso said...

I've always loved the pictures of her with her magical pet.

Mars said...

haha how fitting! that grocery store photo is so precious <3

Denise said...

Oh Audrey! She is ever present for all time

Danielle de la Mont said...

I've always though if Audrey were an animal she would be a deer, I mean "doe eyes" with the fine features and light frame? A match made in heaven.

Damsels said...

AWWW i saw this recently it i s the sweetest thing
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Annie said...

!!!! What can I say? That's obviously seriously sooo adorable! Ahhh!

Elena said...

I had no idea that she had a deer! That's so cute!

Kat said...

Oh how gorgeous! I want a fawn! Absolutely beautiful photos too

www.sophistokat.blogspot.com

Trisch said...

audrey is just too adorable.

trisch xo

K@terina B. said...

I had know idea tha deers could be handled as pets..!!! I sure she loved how elegant this animal is, with its long legs and poshy haed structure....!!! Maybe I ll try adopting one in the future..!!!

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Audrey Hepburn is so gorgeous. I can't believe she had a deer. Gosh. These are great pictures. x

Mairyliscious said...

love this woman !!!!!!

wendygital said...

So interesting and cute!
I had no idea of this! :-)

Little Bo Peeep said...

Audreeyyy! <3
Oh wow i didn't know she had a Deer for a pet! That's so cute, i would love to have one. Or maybe a goat haha.

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Madeline said...

It seems very appropriate that she would have a deer as a pet. She is so wide-eyed and graceful.

Jilliebeanie said...

These pictures are amazing. I love her and now wish I had a baby dear! :)

electrogeisha said...

once i saw an article about Audrey and Ip, but somehow it just slipped.. im glad you worked that subject, noe it will remain in my mind as a info for wonderful things that i would like to have in my life. a deer... as a pet. how adorable is that? very much!

Irene (capuccinobar) said...

Ah, she was so great...


x

J.Yo said...

wow! who can ever imagine! come to think of it, Ip is as elegant as Audrey!

LML said...

it is amazing how she could tame a deer into being a docile pet - all the ones i have seem are quite the opposite. but i guess when you're audrey hepburn lol......
love these pics!

Anika said...

Awww, these pics make me feel all warm and fuzzy. And yet so elegant. Love the deer. And I didn't know.....

....thanks for sharing

Slices of Beauty... said...

Would not mind one, so cute!

Beautiful post.

Nadine said...

I wonder why it's so small in all the pictures - yes a baby deer might be cute but they're kinda big after growing up... far too big for a shopping trip.

Emma said...

I want a pet deer :( cute picturees!
xoxo

Penny said...

so adorable!! i wonder how they got the deer so well trained, they are usually terrified even at the sight of a human!!!

lucille said...

These images are so cute ! I love the bambi !

Ruta said...

omg that is sooo adorable. haha. this just made my day

Rosie Unknown said...

I love it!!! Screw my new puppies, I want a deer!

Quixsa said...

Oh my goodness this is delightful! I have a huge crush on Audrey. That lucky deer.

indigotangerine said...

I never knew she had a deer! What wonderful wonderful photos, thank you for sharing. Audrey will always be an icon. She always reminded me of a deer herself
-indigo

Meream said...

A doe-eyed beauty with a pet deer! :D Love the photos. Except for the one where she's smoking.

Manja said...

She had a pet deer?! This makes her even more amazing.

dirtyflaws said...

ahhh too cute

Freddie said...

how can it get any lovelier than this? I don't know.

Little Bo Peeep said...
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Eda said...

I knew:).Beautiful pictures!

Meg said...

It seems fitting that woman who owned faun-like beauty had a deer as a pet/companion. The last picture just kills me.

Zany Style said...

SHE IS MY IDOL! THANKS FOR POSTING THIS! U MADE MY DAY!

~tati~

Rachel said...

I knew she had a deer, but I didn't know it's name was pippin! It's cute.
I would love the have a deer one day. And a forest as back yard.
I really love the photos.

Talk Pretty To Me said...

WOW! Great pictures! AND awesome little tid bits! Who would have thought a pet deer!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Little Bow Prep said...

I adore Audrey, but I had not seen these pics before. Great find!

Amelia said...

This is so sweet! It totally reminds me of Stylebytes' pig.

ZombieLace said...

I love that her pet was a dear! They say pets look like their owners and Audrey definitely has that doe-like appearance.

Unknown said...

I love these photos, but isn't the one where she takes it to the butcher counter odd? Deer are prey animals like cow, that people eat, and she carries it right up to the counter. It makes me feel sad for the deer. And us, too.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Unknown, I agree that one strikes me as odd too.

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