How to wear a leather cap: Brigitte Bardot gives a masterclass

Leather cap is an attribute of bikers and BDSM-lovers but it definitely can add some hot seduction to girly clothing.

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Brigitte Bardot teamed leather cap with simple jumper and checked mini-skirt in old French movie L’ours et la poupee (1969).

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The result is very sexy and stylish, isn’t it?

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By the way, Brigitte Bardot’s partner is Jean-Pierre Cassel, father of Vincent Cassel.

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If you want to try Brigitte’s look, check Doria 1905 Ziggy-Leather cap, Eric BompardContemporary Short-Sleeved Maxi Crew Neck Pullover, Marks & Spencer‘ blue&black Checked A-Line Mini Skirt, New Look Black and Neon Yellow Check Tube Skirt and GrensonMartha brogue.

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Jayne Mansfield’ big earrings

Want to add some old good Hollywood glamour to your look? Go for glittering chandelier earrings like red hot movie star Jayne in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).

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Jayne’s character dazzels in tassel earrings on massage table, doesn’t she?

So take tips from Ms. Mansfield and wear tassels with bath towel to seduce your special one or with cocktail dress to charm everyone around you.

Here are some options to check.

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Next‘ Silver Tone Sparkle Drop Earrings, Ben-Amun‘ gold plated Seville Nights Geo Stone Tassel Earrings оand Kate Spade‘ black Full Flowerish Statement Tassel Earrings are definitely cute.

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Seductive vixen doesn’t take her big earring when she’s taking a bath.

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Ben-Amun‘ yellow Helen of Troy Large Gold Stetement Earrings, Butler and WilsonBaguette Stones Crystal Drop Earrings and Brighton silver Tamal Post Drop Earrings will look cute not only with foaming bath but with a cocktail dress.

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Pearl earrings almost blended in Jayne’s platinum hair.

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Personally I think earrings with dark pearls like In2design Baroque Earrings – Gold/Peacock is a better choice for girls with long blond hair. And In2design Baroque Earrings – Silver/White Baroque is a perfect option for brunettes and blondies with short hair.

Looking Attractive In Office Grey Suit. Mission: Possible

Many girls complain that strict office dress code doesn’t allow them to show their feminine side. Well, this task is challenging but not impossible.

Italian beauty Claudia Cardinale in La scoumoune (1972) shows us how look classy and attractive in a grey suit.

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Blouse with bow adds softeness to formal outfit.

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You can creat a modern version of Claudia’ outfit with AquascutumBlyth Fitted Jacket and TopshopPussybow Blouse. Aquascutum teamed jacket with Lily Pencil Skirt (speaking frankly, I don’t like much button fastening, it looks better on casual stuff).

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You can wear Blyth Fitted Jacket and TopshopPussybow Blouse (or any similar jackets and blouses) with darker shade skirts, like MangoPencil Skirt and Reiss‘ midi-skirt Albert. If you prefer more modern look, go for Topshop High Waisted Cigarette Trousers.

Woman in the red boots

Old cinema is endless source of inspiration for modern fashionistas, who don’t want to be trend victims but masters of their own style.

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Look at Catherine Deneuve’ character outfit: it looks relaxed, effortlessly chic and timeless. Guess, what is the title of this movie? The Woman In The Red Boots / La femme aux bottes rouges (1974)!

Bright long boots help to remind people that you’re woman during the season of coats, sweaters and jeans.

Here is my version of red boots outfit.

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High-Heel Leather Boot + Melton Wool Pea Coat + Slim Rinced Raw Jeans + Cashmere Roll-Neck + Alpaca & Leather Gloves + Leather Tote Bag. All by Swedish brand Arket.

Knot of Pearls

Get bored with your pearl strand? Time to tied the knot!

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Here is Googie Withers in Night and the City (1950) for an inspiration.

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Googie Withers’ character wears black & white pearl necklace, but you can add more colours to your outfit with Pearls of Joy(left), Mastoloni Viva Tahitian Pearl Strand Necklace and Honora (right) strands.

By the way, pearl necklaces are multipurpose:

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Honora’ lilac strand with or without knot will look cute with Morgan De Toired evening Asymetrical Belted Bustier and every day Plain Straight-Cut Jumper with Boat Neck. Reiss grey Albert Skirt and Chie Mihara vintage inspired Julian shoes will be stylish partners for bustier and jumper.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part III

Modern society is full of contradictions: those so called “most progressive minds of our time” are crusading to wipe all smokers off from surface of Mother Earth against smoking and at time glamourizing severe obesity.

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Sorry, you can tell me whatever, but the weight of Tess Holliday is not healthy

Health campaigners would chop me in pieces explain me that I’m wrong but I think old movie stars with cigarettes look very seductive and charming.

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Michele Morgan in La minute de verite (1952)

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Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning (1947)

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Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947)

Cleo Moore in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

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Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in La sirene du Missisipi (1969)

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By the way, Original Sin (2001) with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas is remake of La sirene du Missisipi. French version is philosophical and bit boring (sorry, monsieur Truffaut) and Original Sin is all about action and passion.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part I is here.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part II. Cigarette Holders is there.

About Jayne Mansfield and her wardrobe in The Girl Can’t Help It

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For a long time Jayne Mansfield was for me an epitome of vulgarity but then Kardashian family came in the limelight I saw The Girl Can’t Help It. First I liked her beautiful cosumes created by Charles Le Maire and after I read more about Jayne and change my opinion of her. Miss Mansfield was very intelegent and talented: she spoke Spanish and German, played violin and piano.

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I think one of the main reasons Jayne didn’t get recognition she deserves is that she didn’t meet her Pygmalion director or producer who would take a proper care of her career, like Carlo Ponti did for Sophia Loren. That’s why in her filmogrphy very few high-profile movies and The Girl Can’t Help It is definitely on top of this short list.

Jayne Mansfield wardrobe in this movie is an excellent inspiration for those girls with enviable hourglass figures.

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The decoration on Jayne’s hips makes her moves even more sexy.

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Jayne holds 2 bottles of milk close to her famous assets – without a doubt directer and screen writer Frank Tashlin had a perfect sense of humour.

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Jessica Rabbit borrowed her red dress from Jayne wardrobe (and peecaboo hair style from Veronica Lake).

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Yellow outfit transforms into a swimsuit,

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all you need to do is to take off a skirt.

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Blouse + pants + wide sash = perfect cocktail outfit.

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Jayne in brown.

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Jayne in red (those straps make decolletage more sophisticated and draw extra attention as well).