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And God created the bombshell blonde: Valerie Van der Graaf

When Anita Ekberg waded out into the Trevi Fountain in her black strapless gown, or Brigitte Bardot danced the Mamba with no shoes but plenty of passion, men of the day lost their breaths – and still do more than 50 years later. Dutch model Valerie Van Der Graaf has the blonde hair, the bombastic curves, the inherent sex appeal of both those 1950s bombshells,…
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat
Valerie Van Der Graaf by Pierre Dal Corso for Lovecat

And God created Daphne Groeneveld: weekend watch

Dior aren’t too shabby at creating perfume advertisements. In fact you’ll note they made our list of fragrance ads that worked, but didn’t hit the top of the most controversial perfume ads list. You might add this commercial to their list of successes: cute, fun, and tapping into an era fashion has momentarily had its sights set on, namely the 1950s. It doesn’t take too…

Hairstyle how to: the ’60s ponytail

We've seen elements of the swinging sixties take up a comfortable spot in the fashion closet, but so too does the decade’s resonance continue to echo in the hair and beauty department. Elegant and classic, yet with a relaxed vibe that means it can be worn day or night, the 1960s low ponytail is one that's easy enough to master. Find out how after the break.

Pin up pretty

There are plenty of ways to style vintage swimwear, but most that have crossed our desk have played heavily to a 40s / 50s vibe. They’re soft and cutesy, oft interpreting vintage as girly. Few have played to the other end of the spectrum: the bombshell. Few have tried to capture what it was that the likes of Brigitte Bardot gave to the 1960s and,…
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Lingerie and bed hair: Clara Alonso

Lingerie and bed hair are an eternal heaven-made match – for obvious reasons. Their long-standing romance is paraded out in front of the cameras yet again for this shoot in Elle Vietnam, styled for complete timelessness by Aya Kanai. Clara Alonso wears a version of the Brigitte Bardot half-up hairstyle we’re so fond of: perfect incentive for getting your back-combing technique happening, stat.
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam
Clara Alonso: Elle Vietnam

Lara Stone’s Roman holiday

For a fashion editorial to really sell the product in it, it should do one thing: generate desire. And one of the strongest motivators for desire is envy. The romance of international travel, of being far from the stresses of working life, may be less enviable in this globalised, accessible world than it once was in and before the golden age of air travel. But…
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12
Lara Stone: Vogue Paris, March '12

How to: doe-eyed beauty look

With braids encircling the head like a halo, this mix of subtle champagne shimmer, false lashes and pink lips looks divinely doe-eyed and angelic. But it's the kind of 2012 beauty look worth keeping up your sleeve: mix it up with some bouffant bed hair and it works just as well for creating that Brigitte Bardot youthful sex kitten look. Find out how to create it after the break.
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Lily Hart by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com

Sweeping hairspiration

When you have beautiful features and a nose sprinkled with freckles like a starry night sky, any hairstyle will look good. But Julia Hafstrom’s ginger-haired beauty aside, these 2012 hairstyle inspirations from Elle Taiwan are the kind that any hair of enough length can benefit from. From thickly fringed to bouffantly Bardot-esque, there’s a strong basis in the ’60s as the era of inspiration.
Julia Hafstrom: Elle Taiwan, January '12
Julia Hafstrom: Elle Taiwan, January '12
Julia Hafstrom: Elle Taiwan, January '12
Julia Hafstrom: Elle Taiwan, January '12
Julia Hafstrom: Elle Taiwan, January '12

Wildfox, Wild West

Wildfox’s spring 2012 look book brings us gun-slinging cowgirls in the dusty, wind-blown surroundings of the West; but it’s a modern take, where hooped skirts are worn with cropped tees, and pistols are as long as platform shoes are tall. While the black coaches, veils and dramatic photography by Emir Eralp are a little True Grit, it’s Brigitte Bardot in Shalako that springs to mind…

Channelling young Bardot

Newcomer Frida Aasen has just the right look to flourish right now: full lips, doe eyes, thick blonde hair and a girlish beauty that all lend themselves to 60s sex-kitten styling. That fact didn’t escape the attention of Numero magazine and photographers Sean & Seng, who played up her natural strengths with plenty of mod-era fashion, a gloss of pink lipstick, and Brigitte Bardot style…
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129
Frida Aasen: Numero 129

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