20-year-old Emma Ferrer wears her grandmother’s vintage cashmere.
Her grandmother is Audrey Hepburn. If you need to read that once more, we totally understand. Ferrer, who bears a striking resemblance to the famous actress, made her cover debut in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. In the issue, the aspiring artist explains an early lack in understanding her famous family linage.
"As a child I couldn't really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress," Ferrer says. "To me, she was family."
In a unique coming of age tale, Ferrer found clarity in relating to an immortal icon of beauty and class.
"Sometimes when I was younger, I felt confused toward what having a grandmother like her could mean in my life," Ferrer says. "But I am now understanding."
In the article, which hits newsstands Aug. 19, Hepburn's first grandchild reflects on her early impressions of the Oscar winner, whom she never met.
"I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline - I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had."
Ferrer grew up in and around Italy, a country which holds significance in Hepburn's personal life and fame. She holds on to hand-me-down cashmere turtlenecks and a white antique stuffed teddy bear.
She further acknowledged another personal inheritance, one that exceeds vintage designer duds (as if that was possible.)
"Somehow, seeing her in her youth and brilliance reminded me that I do, in fact, carry her spirit along with me.”
And we couldn’t agree more.
Photo Credit: Michael Avedon for Harper's BAZAAR