James Bond may now have gone through almost as many incarnations as Doctor Who, but unlike the good Doc, 007 has a very definite 'wow' factor with the ladies, and that's one thing that never changes.
Starting with Ursula Andress, who famously strolled from the Caribbean Sea in Dr No wearing that bikini, Bond has had more than his fair share of lovely ladies – and they always seem to share one thing in common. When it comes to glamour, every Bond girl knows how to turn heads.
If you fancy turning a few heads yourself, why not create your own Bond-inspired look this spring? Here are a few ideas you might consider.
In Goldfinger, Honor Blackman played the girl with the double-entendre name that was about as subtle as a punch in the face – Pussy Galore. Whilst you may feel her mauve wrap shirt is a little bit 1960s, it did come a full decade before Diane von Furstenberg first unveiled her famous wrap dress. Von Furstenburg's designs are timeless, so you'll look great wherever you go, or you can adopt the Galore glam-look with a simple wrap shirt and matching skirt.
The name of Carey Lowell does not really trip off the tongue when it comes to famous Bond girls, but she certainly wowed audiences as Pam Bouvier alongside Timothy Dalton's version of Bond in 1999's License to Kill. She never looked more sultry than the scenes in the casino, where she sipped her martini whilst wearing a simple, black sequinned gown. The casino-look is one you can adopt for any kind of night out (especially if you're sitting down for a few hands of Texas Hold'em!), and is sure to gather plenty of positive glances. The key is to keep it simple – just one piece of jewellery (perhaps diamond earrings) and one matching accessory, say, a clutch-bag.
Proving that Bond does seem to attract ladies with silly names, the latest Bond, Daniel Craig, found Strawberry Fields, played by Gemma Arterton, much to his liking in A Quantum of Solace. In her most memorable scene, Gemma wore a plain black dress with a large but stylish necklace and matching belt. There was a definite resemblance to Audrey Hepburn, complete with a very Hepburn-esque bob.
Bond always managed to get the girl, although more often than not the girl would come to an unfortunate sticky end. If you're going to adopt your own Bond-themed look, then you're really on your way to looking both fashionable and fantastic – just keep one eye out for those super-rich villainous megalomaniacs!