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Movies: 50 Years of Bond Girl STYLE


Movies: 50 Years of Bond Girl STYLE

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond movie franchise, and we’ve gone way back to 1962 to analyze the Bond Girl’s STYLE. The Bond movies are full of action, adventure, and cool gadgets for the fellas but they also have girls in daring outfits that draw in the fashionistas! Ever since Honey Rider (Ursula Andress) emerged from the sea in THAT bikini, the “Bond Girls” have been a classic and vital ingredient of every James Bond film.

Ursula Andress as Honey Rider was definitely the epitome of “beach babe chic.” Ms. Andress was the first ever Bond girl to grace the screens in ‘Dr. No’ back in 1962.

Move over Diane Von Furstenburg! Honor Blackman, as Pussy Galore in 1964’s ‘Goldfinger,’ was rocking the wrap shirt 10 years before DVF debuted her now infamous wrap dress.

Let’s talk colorblocking! In 1971’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ Jill St. John had this popular trend down and was ahead of the fashion curve in her role as TIffany Case!

Jane Seymour as Solitaire in 1973’s ‘Live and Let Die’ was definitely boho-chic with her floor sweeping gowns made from lush fabrics.

The title of ‘bad @$$ chic’ has to go to Grace Jones as May Day in 1985’s ‘A View to a Kill.’ Today, Ms. Kelly would easily fit in with her leather and bold colorful look. Fierce and fabulous!

Last but certainly not least is Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine in this year’s ‘Skyfall.’ Costume designer Jany Temime told Vogue UK that this dress took six months to produce! It features 60,000 Swarovski crystals, all applied by hand! Speaking of hands, check out our Bond Girl’s nails, painted in this seasons trendiest color- oxblood!


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Marissa is a fashion and lifestyle blogger originally from Trinidad and Tobago. A military brat, she’s been able to travel all over the world and experience different cultures. She’s always had an interest in the fashion world and is also a member of Models for Charity where she models for various charities in the Triangle area. She enjoys traveling, writing, blogging, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.


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