“Audrey Hepburn’s lipstick holder should be owned by one person on this earth, and that is me.”
Auctions are the epitome of experiential retail. A thrilling experience, they combine drama, desire, competition, social interaction and a bit of a gambler mentality. I’ve only been to an auction once, years ago, a Christie’s sale of pop art posters and design. It was relatively tame and we ended up with a much-loved Robert Indiana LOVE poster that I *think* Tommy Roberts (of Mr Freedom and Tom Tom fame) also bid for.
If you want a sense of what it’s like to bid for something really coveted, watch Lisa Eldridge’s account of bidding for Audrey Hepburn’s Cartier lipstick holder. Let me say that again if you missed it. LISA ELDRIDGE WON AUDREY HEPBURN’S FREAKIN’ LIPSTICK!
If you don’t know who Lisa Eldridge is and you love beauty, check out her YouTube. She’s an AAA list make-up artist who does the best YouTube tutorials and is an absolute babe in real life too. She’s a major make-up collector, very well informed and as you’ll see in this video, a fantastic storyteller. I just love this blow by blow account of the emotional rollercoaster of bidding for something you really have to have – whatever it costs! It’s actually quite scary – watch it here…
And if you’re curious, here’s Audrey Hepburn’s lipstick listing at Christie’s.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Audrey Hepburn
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