I am so glad to introduce the first article of the “Icon” collection. International icons’ looks who have a real and undeniable French touch. It was so obvious that I begin with a French leading figure… The gorgeous Brigitte Bardot !
She is a international star and represents in a big part the society, the style and the French fashion in sixties and seventies. As you have already understood it, BB is a legendary icon of France during this period. Her looks were copied, idolized and shared in all around the world. She is recognized everywhere thanks to her style and her elegance.
Nowadays, style of period before 2000 strongly comes back in our looks. Indeed, we could believe sometimes being back in seventies or eighties, with for example orange shoulder pad jacket as Michael Jackson’s one in Thriller. That’s why I decided to share with you my vintage looks of icons. Let’s begin with the spectacular BB !
So, I propose you a typical Brigitte Bardot’s look to illustrate what I am saying. A look that I modernized and adapted for winter. Then, I propose you clothes and accessories at low price in Shop My Style to adopt this look.
Let’s watch out one look of Brigitte Bardot for winter…
I decided to wear black high-waisted cigarette pants from Benetton with a black belt. With that, I was wearing a black body that I bought at Kiabi few weeks ago. It can easily underline my waist and always be in my pants. You can also note the “Brigitte Bardot” sign: a wide low-cut neckline which reminds famous sweaters with Bardot collar…
Because of the cold weather, do not hesitate to wear tights ! You won’t be frozen and replace fallen socks…
At my feet, I was wearing again my loyal black Richelieu shoes that you have already seen in my article about leather pants (to read this article, click here). Brigitte Bardot restored flat shoes in fashion and especially ballet pump, but it was too cold to wear some this day… But you can also buy some over-the-knee shoes to remind another famous look of BB !
To highlight a few my outfit and add a personal touch, I decided to wear a black and orange silk scarf. I have bought it few years ago in a Souvenir shop in Paris… I know it is really a cliché but I am really crazy in love with Paris ! It protects easily my neck and highlights my dark and sober outfit.
Finally, I was wearing my oversize gray coat from Burton (which is as old as me I think…) with a false fur collar. It stops wind and keeps me warm. I added my black H&M bag, an ordinary classic.
What about the make-up ?
The famous smocky-eye of Brigitte Bardot ! Even if you go to work, you can make up with this intensity your eyes, while wearing a nude complexion and rosy lips…
This make up seems difficult to realize but it is not so hard… Believe me, if I could make it, you can easily do it ! I am a perfect beginner in make up…
The principle is clear: You just have to circle of black the eye, in the internal and external place, and softly shade off. You will have a sooty and intense expression. That is why I used a greasy black kohl from Maybelline. For my eyelash, I used a black mascara Max&More Volumizing Intense Black, but you can also choose another brand. The aim is to have an intense look. Do not forget to make a false eye-doe at the external corner of the eye ! Let’s check during the day that it does not run, but I didn’t have this problem to my side. Finally, to highlight the look, put a little bright base under each eyebrow…
Finally, on my mouth, I used a rosy nude lipstick from KIKO. It lights up my smile without being vulgar with my intense look.
Do not forget that if I made it, you can easily do it ! Watch out some tutorials and photos of Brigitte Bardot if you are stressed about it.
Finally, the hairstyle…
BB was wearing beehive bun, foulards in her hair, unleashed hair… For those who are film-lovers, you will recognized the reference. I was inspired by her hairstyle in Le Mépris of Jean-Luc Godard, where she wears (and popularizes also) the headband.
So here, I was wearing a black velvet headband, that I have since I am a little girl… Yes, I am saving money ! If you are afraid by the idea it runs away, catch it with some hair clips.
Because I do not have a fringe or strands, I didn’t backcomb my hair too much, and I have a natural volume. But, you really need a few of it !
For this, dry your hair from back to front, backcomb a few some hidden strands in the top of the head. Drive smooth strands over and put your headband. If you want, you can use hairstyling. It exists one at HEMA at low price, easy to use. If you are really missing some volume, some of it are adapted to this problem.
Finally, a wild effect is necessary to break the wise side of the headband.
So, this is the first look of the Icon collection… And others are coming soon !
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You will find under my Shop My Style, which will drive you to similar pieces of mine to adopt this vintage look in 2017… Let the BB style become a trendy look from your wardrobe !
See you soon for a new Icon style !
Claudia Lully – @lesvolutesdeclaudia
Photographe – Elsa Eglin (@elsaegln)
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