November 2, 2008

I’m back…and so is James Bond

Posted in celebrity, Fashion, Film tagged , , , , , at 4:10 pm by Skybluepink

It’s been far too long since I’ve written a post…work, life, love…

Anyway, back to it but why now? There have been so many interesting subjects to write about over the last few months but the reason I’m back today is Bond, James Bond. After an exciting morning doing dishes, vacuuming, washing the floors and dusting, I made a cuppa and turned on the telly. I’ve always loved to watch films on a rainy Sunday afternoon so I was delighted to see that one of the movie channels was playing a Bond film, From Russia with Love…one of my favourites. I think I’m a fan of this particular Bond film for sentimental reasons, it reminds me of my maternal grandfather and today would have been his birthday. My grandfather was a big James Bond fan, he resembled Sean Connery, frequently travelled to Russia on business and drank vodka!

Fashion has always played a key role in the Bond series. From Ursula Andress’s bikini in Dr. No,

and Odd-Jobs lethal bowler hat, to Roger Moore’s god-awful safari suits and Blofeld’s high-collared, big button outfits.

 

 

On Nov. 14, a new Bond film opens in North America. Quantum of Solace will be the 22nd installment in the Bond series and it’s already a fashionable departure from the preceding films. Not only is Daniel Craig the best Bond since Connery, he’ll be looking snazzier than ever in suits from the dapper-one himself, Tom Ford. Since 1995, Bond was dressed by the Italian label Brioni but now Bond will wear tuxedos and suits from Ford. I approve!

The Bond gals will also be decked out in some gorgeous outfits by Prada, which perhaps will reflect the tone of the movie…a switch from the glamorous and sexy Roberto Cavalli creations that Eva Green wore in Casino Royale.