Friday inspiration: Jane Fonda

It’s been a while since I last posted about women who inspire me. And today’s featured woman is Jane Fonda. She’s a talented actress who started in the mid 1950s in Hollywood and nowadays, at nearly 80, still works non stop.

I’m really fascinated by her photos in the 1950s and 1960s, but also by her actual looks. She has worked hard in the gym during decades, and at nearly 79 years old she looks better than ever. 
During the 50s and early 60s she posed for fashion magazines and famous editorial photographers, such as Richard Alvedon and Milton Greene. Her fresh beauty back in the day really caught the eye of the society of the moment. She became Barbarella in the 60s, an iconic role that defined an era. 

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. It’s been a long time since I last posted about Inspirational people! 


Friday Inspiration: Louise Brooks

It’s Friday again, and here’s my favorite gal of the week: the stunning Louise Brooks. She was a popular silent film star in the 1920s and became, along with Clara Bow, a sex and style icon. Her bobbed haircut soon became a hit and young women would go to the hairdresser and ask for the bob cut, popularized by Brooks.
If you haven’t seen any of her movies, I’d recommend you to check out Pandora’s Box and Diary of a lost girl, probably her biggest hits. 
In the 1930s she declared bankruptcy and quit acting. Although her career on the big screen was short, she became very popular during her active years. 
OMG, seeing pics of her makes me want to cut my hair again and turn it into a bob, it looks amazingly gorgeous! 
Have a great weekend guys and dolls!

Friday Inspiration: Brigitte Bardot

One of my ultimate inspirations is the singer and actress Brigitte Bardot, who turns 80 this month. She was discovered young, during her teens, and soon became an European star in french films during the 50s and the 60s. She refused to go to Hollywood, and after becoming a sex icon in the mid 60s due to her romance with singer Serge Gainsbourg, she retired from the Film industry. From that moment until present, she dedicates her entire life to animal rights. She also founded a fundraising association to defend animals worldwide. She refused to age through the lens, and decided to dedicate all her power and influence to those who suffer the most: animals.

If you want to get into her filmography, make sure to check And God Created Woman and Le Mépris, probably her most popular films.

Friday inspiration: Ann-Margret

She is probably one of the most beautiful redheads from the big screen. I didn’t know much about her until I saw her on a Mad Men episode. She definitely caught my attention, and Don Draper’s as well.
Ann-Margret is a singer and actress born in Sweden that at earlier age moved to the US, where she would start a successful career. Although she first wanted to be a singer, her voice didn’t convince music producers, so she soon appeared on the big screen.
She became a sex icon after starring with Elvis Presley in Viva las Vegas, where they both heat up the screen. If you haven’t seen the film, you’re terribly late. Look at those moves…they sure became more than friends! 😉

She explored her sexy side, and despite her short height, she became a sex symbol of the decade. Her red hair is now iconic, as well as her appreciation for animals.
Have a great weekend! x

Friday Inspiration: Sophia Loren

One of my all time style inspirations is the stunning Sophia Loren. She was a total babe back in the day and still can rock. I hope I can look that fabulous when I’m nearly 80 years old!
She has always been proud of her italian heritage, from portraying charismatic women in American Cinema to showing to the public her mediterranean life with her husband, Carlo Ponti.
Her popularity, along with Marilyn Monroe, made curvy women feel and look sexy.
I haven’t seen many of her films (I know, How could this be possible? haha) but If I had to choose any, I would definitely stick with one in which she shares her thoughts and feelings with the handsome Marcello Mastroianni.
She could rock the femme fatale look and either look like a princess. Lei è unica! 

Friday inspiration: Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

We all know who she is. She first blew our minds in 1994, and since then, she has become an iconic figure. And not only a film icon; Uma Thurman‘s portrayal of a young and adventurous wife has inspired many women from all over the world. 
Quentin Tarantino created a fascinating character inspired by pulp stories from the 50s, adding a modern twist to the character. 
Her perfectly cut bob, her daring expression, and Uma Thurman’s charisma have already made Mia Wallace eternal. There’s one in every costume party, and many women have found an inspirational character to look up to. 
Why? She represents women in a unique way; she can be feminine and also be bossy and fabulous. 
Now, shall we drink a 5$ milkshake to celebrate? 
Happy Friday!