Get the Look: Bond Girl Chic
Bond girls are forever. From the first frame, Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in her white bikini, conch shell, knife trifecta set the babe-status bar mile high. The 007 franchise has always had a thing for dames. The world’s most lovable secret agent lothario is known for leaving a bevy of beauties in his wake. With enviable allure, over-the-top glamorous garb, and femme fatale wiles for days, what could be more devilishly decadent than taking a page out of the Bond girl style repertoire? Spectre falls into theaters today. Keep scrolling for a deep dive into Mr. Bond’s little black book.
Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson is certainly among the most iconic of James’s conquests. Her character meets with an untimely demise at the Midas touch of gold-obsessed villain Goldfinger, dying of asphyxiation after being doused in full-body gold paint. In real life, Eaton was painted head to toe, with a six-inch patch of skin left open on her abdomen to allow the skin to breathe. Get the look with metallic figural accessories.
As a bad girl gone good, Pussy Galore, played by Honor Blackman, is cunning and ruthlessly chic. As the ringleader of a flying circus and Goldfinger’s private pilot, she is the epitome of beauty and brains. Channel jet-set chic with plenty of white satin tailoring and bronze hardware.
My personal favorite Bond girl, Claudine Auger as Domino Derval, slayed in black and white throughout Thunderball, shark-infested waters be damned. As Fiona Volpe, Luciana Paluzzi slinks through casinos on the arms of nefarious characters, dripping in diamonds and fur. Luxe gaming accessories in scaled shagreen evoke tough, feminine charm and pair perfectly with a poker face.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the most memorable takeaway of 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me. We’re calling it a dead tie between Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” theme and the bearskin rug lovemaking. Do as James does and give your fireplace some spark with a super-soft sheepskin number.
Britt Ekland in Moonraker is the textbook definition of science-fiction hot. The films ultra-mod set pieces are flush with inspired, out-of-this-world vintage. Go big with lunar themed midcentury finds and plenty of chrome on chrome.
Eva Green is flawless as the one-who-got-away bad girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. Her character is an irresistible mélange of intelligence and duplicity. It’s only fitting that a man with a staunch allegiance to shaken-not-stirred martinis should have his heart handed to him by a lady named after a sister cocktail. Fleming loves a good plot twist. Imbibe on the go with all the sophistication and poise of a femme fatale with luxurious travel sets.
Quantum of Solace pays direct homage to Shirley Eaton’s iconic Goldfinger death, drowning Gemma Arteron’s character, Strawberry Fields, in crude oil. Pay homage to Arteron’s killer physique with provocative, figural artworks.
As the entrancing Severine, Bérénice Marlohe’s wardrobe is enough to make us think maybe looks can kill after all. It feels like a good way to go. Sipping on champagne in satin and lace is de rigueur for the exotic beauty and just another day at the office for Bond. Accents with organic, smooth curves are equally on point.
Léa Seydoux as Madeline Swann knows how to make an entrance. We are completely swooning over the confident blue-gray hue of the newest Bond babe’s gown. There exists perhaps no more decadent, feminine décor essential than silk sheets. The ultimate indulgence, a silk pillowcase is the investment every hairstylist swears will banish split ends from your coif forever. Sleep on that.
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