I was torn between highlighting two of my favorite Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany’s* shiny objects. But since I no longer regularly use a long, slim, elegant cigarette holder (and no longer smoke cigarettes, for that matter), I decided to go with that symbol of late-sleeping decadence, the sleep mask.
Here’s Audrey/Holly in hers–So adorable!
I didn’t own a sleep mask until about three years ago when my sweet darling tucked a blue velvet one into my Christmas stocking. Sleep and I have a tortured relationship: I hate to do it until I’m doing it. Then I don’t want to stop. And sleep accessories? Never had them beyond a nightie and a pillow. Accessories just seemed too fussy.
Now I can’t imagine trying to sleep past six a.m. without my trusty, soft sleep mask (or “eye muffins”as I generally refer to it).
This Christmas I received a foamy Bucky sleep mask in my stocking. It’s the blue/flower/butterfly mask–second from the bottom.
Highly recommended for sleeping in until eight or even (gasp!) nine o’clock!
I ran across this grisly pelt as I was looking for sleep mask pics. It’s rabbit fur. Just think of it as The Anti-Shiny. Ew.
*Have you read the excellent Truman Capote book on which the film was based? Brilliant, much edgier than the film.