Thursday, January 27, 2011

OH, James...

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Ursula Andress as
Honey Ryder
in "Dr. No"
I think that one of the best ways to showcase the beauty of vintage and feminine glamour is to look at the history of Bond women.  I have always loved 007 films.  They are bigger than life, fantastical, sometimes cheesy but always entertaining.  Arguably the most famous image is Ursula Andress in the white bikini coming of the water with her knife.  That iconic scene was replayed decades later by Halle Berry.

Halle Berry as Jinx Johnson
in "Die Another Day"
   Another really fun aspect of the Bond films are the characters' names.  Remember the following:  Pussy Galore, Kissy Suzuki, Bambi, Thumper, Chew Mee, Holly Goodhead, Octopussy, Xenia Onatopp, Dr. Molly Warmflesh and Strawberry Fields!  Despite the fact that these women were created with a very chauvinistic slant, I can't help but admire them still for their stunning style and their girl power attitudes.  They were demure but steely on the inside.

Best of all are the fashions from their days.  These gorgeous women were either in skimpy bikinis or figure hugging evening gowns. 

Bond and his women in "Octopussy"

Gorgeous Bond girl from
"You Only Live Twice"

Eva Green in "Casino Royale"

Asian style dresses were very
popular in the 1960's Bond films

Live vicariously as a Bond girl...


Vintage 60s 70s Pin Up Bikini


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