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26 March 2009

Bond Girl Tips: Vesper Lynd

Continuing on my series on lessons you can learn from Bond Girls (which I dropped for a bit), I present my very favorite Bond Girl: Vesper Lynd. In theory this is the Bond Girl that really did start it all, the Bond Girl that broke Bond's heart. A large part of my affinity for this Bond girl is my love for the actress who plays her, Eva Green.

  1. It is OK to be Hot and Smart, "James Bond: About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty's a problem. You worry you won't be taken seriously. Vesper Lynd: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain. "
  2. Even smart girls fall for bad boys, and then try to reform them "Vesper Lynd: Beautiful. Now, having just met you, I wouldn't go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard... James Bond: No, of course not. Vesper Lynd: But it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits. So as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government's money - and off your perfectly-formed arse."
  3. You are an icon when you've had a drink named after you: The Vesper: Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel served in a deep champaign goblet.
  4. Vesper has fabulous taste in Jewels, I really love her Algerian Love Knot.

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Anonymous said...

I Love this!!! What a great idea and totally agree by the way. Love her. Thanks so much - have been looking for that necklace everywhere!!!

Lady D said...

I am obsessed with that Algerian love knot. I have been tempted by some of the knockoffs but haven't bought any of them. Great lessons from the BEST Bond girl!!