August 23, 2009

How to be A Hepburn in A Hilton World Review & Giveaway


How To Be A Hepburn In A Hilton World
By: Jordan Christy
Publisher: Center Street
Available: August 13, 2009
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Genre: YA Self-Help

My Rating: Photobucket

About the book:


How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace.

This smart and sassy guide shows young women how to find their own glamorous style, professional success, and love with class and grace.

In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace.com profiles, women of class, style, and charm are hard to come by. But as thongs, rehab, and outrageous behavior burn up the daily headlines, employers still like to see a tailored suit, men still want women they can take home to their moms, and peers still respect professional conduct.

Christy helps women channel their inner Kate or Audrey, dusting off old-fashioned virtues and giving them a whole new spin in today’s sexed-up culture.

She shows how modern women can be beautiful, intelligent, and have it all — glamorous style, professional success, and true love and keep their values and morals intact along the way.

Thoughts:

Let's face it, in a world of short skirts, belly rings, g-strings and low-as-you-go jeans, there seems to be a lack of classic and classy role models for young women to look up to! Now, this is just my opinion, but when was the last time you saw Ms. Spears in a strand of pearls? A (very) little black dress...yes, the fore mentioned? A resounding "NO"!! Well not any more, thanks to author Jordan Christy. who passes along many positive qualities that should be instilled in today's young women!

When I first saw this book, I couldn't resist it. The cover and title alone will draw you in! Being the girlie girl that I am and Loving Classy Iconic women like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Jackie O., there was simply no way I could pass on this self-help book like no other!

While it's aimed at a YA audience, it easily will appeal to women of all ages. The writing style is fun and free which makes it an easy read from cover to cover. I read it all in one sitting. Some of my favorite chapters included "Keep your Chin Up and Your Skirt Down" (which speaks in volumes itself)and "Let Him Come Calling" - a guide to dating of sorts. It reminded me of "The Rules" but for a new, younger generation.

This book basically takes a fluffy read and makes it into a serious lesson. Young women should be self-confident, strong and most of all to respectful of themselves. The last above all else. The resounding message that goes on throughout this book is as timeless, classy and unforgettable as Audrey herself. I couldn't put this book down.

About Author Jordan Christy:
Jordan Christy is a publicist for Warner Bros. Records and has worked with dozens of artists and celebrities, in addition to various TV and media outlets. She has also written for local and national fashion magazines and music trade publications. She currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Drew.




GIVEAWAY!!


Thanks to Valerie and Hachette Book Group
FIVE of my LUCKY readers will get a chance to win this book!


What I ask:

That you are a resident of the U.S. or Canada ONLY
You must have an actual street address to receive your book
(No P.O. Boxes Please)


To Win:

You MUST follow me Publically
Leave me a post with your name and Email Address.
Your first post should also include who your favorite ALL time classy lady is!


Extras:

+3 Each Tweet (daily allowed)

+5 For Following me on TWITTER @APrkAvePrincess

+5 For Blogging About this Giveaway and Linking Back

+10 For Putting My Button On Your Blog and Linking it to me!


This contest will close at MIDNIGHT (EST) on Sept. 25th and
Winner drawn Sept. 26th!

Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!


KISSES - XXX

156 comments:

  1. I like Audrey Hepburn. I follow your blog.
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  7. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a follower of your blog. My favorite all time classy lady was my Mother. I was always proud to be seen with her. She taught me many things. She was also kind and considerate. Thank you.
    Lucy P. - makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  8. I'm a follower and I think I'm my favourite classy lady! Just kidding... Favourite classy lady would be Meryl Streep.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  9. Hi Donna! Always nice to see someone new commenting! You just have to put the +5 (or however many it is that you're doing) you don't have to write it out each time. You can however put them in separate posts if you'd like! Thanks for entering!

    : ) xoxo Amy (park-Avenue Princess)

    Lucy, what a GREAT answer! Thank you for sharing and for participating!

    Pam - I really liked the FIRST answer! LOL!! Thanks ! You're in!

    *HUGS*
    Park-Avenue Princess

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  10. April - goodbooksandgoodwine(at)gmail.com

    My favorite iconic classy lady is Audrey Hepburn. I am in LOVE with Breakfast at Tiffany's but I also enjoyed her other movies, like Funny Face!! Plus, I love how much she did for charity.

    +5 for following you on twitter (@pseudolollipop)
    +10 for using your blog button and linking to you (http://readingisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com)

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  11. As an older woman myself,so I would say that Barbara Bush is my "Classy Lady".
    Thanks for the giveaway :-D

    I'm a follower
    I'm an email subscriber
    I've got your button
    :-( I don't know how to tweet)-:

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  12. My all time classy lady is definatley Audrey Hepburn. I have a black shirt with her on it and I wear it everytime it gets washed. I love it.

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  13. I follow you on twitter @trishalynn0708

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  14. I follow your blog already and you have great giveaways. My favorite classy lady is Grace Kelly.

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  15. I follow you and I have always admired Jacqueline Kennedy. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    Shelley Stafford
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  16. me me :)
    princssashley9@gmail.com

    Idk if you count her but in her own way Marilyn Monroe

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  17. I am a follower! (:
    I like Audrey Hepburn a lot.
    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. +5 I follow you on twitter @booksobsession.

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  19. +10 Your button is already on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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  20. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Hi :) I am new to your blog (your design is soooo pretty!)and just signed up to publicly follow - YAY

    My favorite all time classy lady is Meryl Streep! I think no matter what she does, she is first and always an A+ Class Act ~

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  21. I've always thought Molly Reginald was/is a classy lady.

    I follow you on twitter @bianca1946

    I snagged your button and it is on my site at http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com

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  22. There are so many to choose from-my number one is Jacquelyn Kennedy-style, publishing she almost had it all-what a great giveaway from you Princess-it is very apropos.

    xoxo E.

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  23. April - I have to agree!

    Libby - GREAT PICK!!

    BermudaOnion - It IS!!

    Trishalynn- I can't argue that!

    Tokemise - she's a great pick!

    ShellyS - Me too!

    Stargirl - DEFINITELY!

    Ashley - I SO agree!

    MaryAnn! It's always nice to see a new face! Stop by anytime! And you're absolutely correct! She's a class act! Thank you for my blog compliments! : )

    Biana - I grew up on Molly! I think she's wonderful!

    Esme! Great to see you again! (as always) Thanks for stopping by and you're definitely entered! *hugs*

    xxoo
    Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

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  24. Michelle Obama is a fabulous lady!

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    Brenda R

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  25. I follow your blog

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  26. I follow you through google reader

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  27. I blogged about this contest and linked back to you at:

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    Brenda R

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  28. I follow you- and i think the all time classy lady is Martha Stewart !!
    cassandra aubut
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  29. follow on Twitter- tally2525
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  39. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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  40. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
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  41. I'm a follower.

    My favorite classy lady of ALL time is Jackie Onassis. My favorite currnet classy lady is Rene Zellweger.

    winterset AT peoplepc.com

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  42. I am a follower of your blog.
    Please enter my name in your draw.
    Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. I will be tweeting about this one daily.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  44. I follow you on twitter.

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  45. I'm a public follower.

    Bridget Hopper

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

    My favorite all time classy lady is my mom.

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  46. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/3529323599

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  47. Button is on my sidebar

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  48. Blogged

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/08/825-book-giveaway-list.html

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  49. I so want to win this...thank you for a chance...my classy lady will always be my mom!

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  50. I am now a follower...thanks!

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  51. Ahh, my fav. classy girl is Audrey Hepburn, hands down.

    -Follow you on Twitter (jesslaw)
    -Follow your blog!

    Jessica
    jessicallawlor@gmail.com

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  52. cococroissantshttp://bit.ly/w5FPD Learn how to be a hepburn in a hilton world givway.

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  53. I blogged about it:
    http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-of-day.html

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  54. I'd love to be entered into this one.

    My favorite classy lady is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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  55. I follow you on twitter
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  56. Please include me.
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  57. I follow you on twitter!
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  58. tweet

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  59. I'm a Audrey Hepburn fan...

    Please count me in...

    thanks,

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. i'm a follower ;)

    karen k
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  61. I'm a follower! Princess Di was one of my favorites...

    And I follow you on twitter, too!

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  62. tweet

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  63. Oh my, I think I need this book!

    I am a follower!

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  64. Twitted!

    https://twitter.com/bcteagirl/status/3660114534

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  65. Hey Amy - love the title of this book & it is something that the girlie girl in me would love to read. My favorite Classy Lady - classic the lovely Audrey Hepburn, current or new Hillary Duff - that girl is PURE class.

    +10 I've got your button on my sidebar.

    witch_baby@ymail.com

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  66. I follow u - and my fave classy lady of all time is Bette Midler!

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  67. twitter follower- kgail11 #1

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  72. I think Brooke Shields is a very classy lady; She really didn't let Hollywood go to her head.

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  73. I follow you on twitter.

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  77. I tweeted this giveaway.

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  80. Your button is on my blog.

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  90. Your button is on my blog. Okay I lost count, lol. If I did more than 10 I'll delete it. xxoo Thank you for such an awesome give away!! You are awesome!

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  91. With no one else even close, my favorite is Audrey Hepburn!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  92. This book still sounds super interesting. LOL.

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  93. Audrey Hepburn, too! Follower. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

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  94. Follow you on twitter (aitmama). 1

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  95. Follow you on twitter (aitmama). 2

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  96. Follow you on twitter (aitmama). 3

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  98. Follow you on twitter (aitmama). 5

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  99. https://twitter.com/aitmama/status/3716171355

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  100. https://twitter.com/aitmama/status/3716171355

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  101. https://twitter.com/aitmama/status/3716171355

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  102. Audrey Hepburn is definitely my favorite!

    Mika
    {mikaroni at gmail dot com}

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  103. Tweet 9/3 http://twitter.com/wkiskizt/status/3750213194 (1 of 3)

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  104. Tweet 9/3 http://twitter.com/wkiskizt/status/3750213194 (2 of 3)

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  105. Tweet 9/3 http://twitter.com/wkiskizt/status/3750213194 (3 of 3)

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  106. I follow you on Twitter @wkiskizt (1 of 5).

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  107. I follow you on Twitter @wkiskizt (2 of 5).

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  108. I follow you on Twitter @wkiskizt (3 of 5).

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  109. I follow you on Twitter @wkiskizt (4 of 5).

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  110. I follow you on Twitter @wkiskizt (5 of 5).

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  111. I'm following your blog. I adore Grace Kelly. One of my all time favorite movies is To Catch A Thief.

    t(underline)news(at)cyberhaus(dot)us

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  112. I love Audrey Hepburn. Please include me in the giveaway.

    I follow.

    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

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  113. I would like to be entered!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. Follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  115. I follow & I think Christie Brinkley is pretty classy.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Kimspam88(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. Blogged about giveaway under current giveaway http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

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  117. I'm a follower & also following you on Twitter @krystenlindsay

    My favorite classy lady besides Audrey would be Carole Lombard. In every film she did she looked so radiant and gorgeous.

    krystenlindsay (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. I always considered Audrey Hepburn privileged like a princess. I love reading about how the elite live and the world they surround themselves with. Living so much in the public eye, I bet they want to have control of the spin instead of being chased by the media and mistakes touted as how they're forever flirting with trouble, bad hair, and no makeup days.
    I subscribe to your newsletter list.

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  119. My favorite classy lady would probably have to be Jackie Kennedy.

    I follow your blog

    I follow you on Twitter

    I'm tweeting about this.

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  120. Ooops, forgot to include my e-mail

    it's j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

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  121. I follow you. How about Lynn Redgrave?

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  122. I'm an email subscriber.

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  123. I think Kathryn Hepburn is very classy. I am a follower.

    booklogged AT gmail DOT com

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  124. tweeted again cococroissantshttp://bit.ly/w5FPD Giveaway for How to be hepburn in a hilton world

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  125. Tweet 9/17 http://twitter.com/wkiskizt/status/4063898905

    { mikaroni at gmail dot com }

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  126. Hi there, I follow you on twitter and i put info about this on my blog! My favourite is AUDREY HEPBURN! i love emulating her style and elegance.

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  127. oh and my twitter is theequeenbee!

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  128. and my email is notor1ous_l1lg1rl@hotmail.com. sorry i forgot to place it, i was so excited!

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  129. tweeted:

    cococroissantsHow to be Hepburn in a Hilton World. http://bit.ly/w5FPD

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  130. I so want to read this

    cococroissantshow to be a hepburn in a hilton world great giveaway aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/search?q=how+to+be+a+hepburn+in+a+hilton+world

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  131. http://bit.ly/w5FPD How to be a Hepburn in a hilton world

    tweeted

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  132. Are we supposed to post each entry in a separate comment?

    I follow you in Google reader, is that what you mean by publically?

    My favorite classy lady is Michelle Obama, I can't get enough of her!

    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  133. Erin from Long IslandSeptember 23, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    + 5 I follow on twitter

    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  134. Erin from Long IslandSeptember 23, 2009 at 1:44 AM

    + 3 I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/erunuevo/status/4309303140

    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  135. Erin from Long IslandSeptember 23, 2009 at 1:47 AM

    oh, i FINALLY noticed the place to follow you properly

    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  136. tweeted again-I am staying at the Hilton next month-maybe I can put this under my pillow

    cococroissantsgiveaway for How to be Hepburn in A Hilton World http://bit.ly/w5FPD

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  137. Erin from Long IslandSeptember 23, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/erunuevo/status/4331093587

    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  138. Hmmm...definitely Barbra Steisand. But Audrey Hepburn is a close second!

    I am a follower!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  139. Hello, hello! :) You're awesome, you know that right?

    I follow you publicly on Blogger and on Twitter!

    amber_johnson2004@yahoo.com

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  140. I follow you. My favorite classy lady is Catherine Zeta Jones
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. tweeted again

    cococroissantsgiveaway for how to be a hepburn in a hilton world http://bit.ly/w5FPD

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  142. I'm a follower. My favorite classy lady would be Jacqueline O'nassis.

    enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

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  143. Erin from Long IslandSeptember 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    +3 today's tweet

    http://twitter.com/erunuevo/status/4357010881

    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  144. I follow. I think Audrey Hepburn is an all time classy lady, but i can think of so many others classy in their own way - Queen Elizabeth, Princess Di, Barbara Bush & so many more :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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  145. I follow on twitter 1
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  146. I follow on twitter 2
    plb8156@aol.com

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  147. I follow on twitter 3
    plb8156@aol.com

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  148. I follow on twitter 4
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  149. I follow on twitter 5
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  150. Hi it's me again. I just wanted to say I tweeted again on my twitter (http://http://twitter.com/theequeenbee), follow you on twitter, posted a post about this contest and the book on my BLOGSPOT & put your special button on it & added a link too on my favourite blogs to read. =)
    please take a look <3
    http://riskytechniques.blogspot.com

    I mentioned before that I love Audrey Hepburn, her classic style and how she also contributed her time and effort to Unicef <3.

    My name is Bianca D.
    email: notor1ous_l1lgrl@hotmail.com

    Hope I win=) and thanks for hosting fab contests.
    love, Bianca

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  151. omg im so silly, my email is
    notor1ous_l1lg1rl@hotmail.com

    (sorry i keep on posting!!my mistake)

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