Category Archives: friday inspiration
Friday Inspiration: Louise Brooks
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!