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Celebrate in Style: NYE edition!

Well Bond fans, I don’t know what my New Year’s Eve has in store. But in the event that I have a smashing party to attend, I know where to look for some quality style inspiration for dresses, hair, makeup, jewelry and accessories.

Wondrous Whites

Miranda Frost

Miranda Frost

Tracy Di Vincenzo

Tracy Di Vincenzo

Solitaire

Solitaire

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Belle Blues

Tracy Di Vincenzo

Tracy Di Vincenzo

Fiona Volpe

Fiona Volpe

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Ravishing Reds

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Lupe

Elektra King

Elektra King

Solange

Solange

Sylvia Trench

Sylvia Trench

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Black Beauties

Vesper Lynd

Vesper Lynd

Severin

Severine

Paris Carver

Paris Carver

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Plum Paramours

Plenty O'Toole

Plenty O’Toole

Vesper Lynd

Vesper Lynd

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Global James Bond Day

Whew! Yesterday was quite the adventure, so I naturally wasn’t able to post in a timely manner. I mean, c’mon, it was Global James Bond Day.

Yesterday started with an outfit overhaul. The digs for my Moneypenny theme didn’t feel good enough. So I went through a mini crisis, that looked like this:

But after ripping the closet apart, I settled on something warm enough for our first foray into cool fall weather and had the elements of many of Lois Maxwell’s memorable Moneypenny looks.

  1. Pearls + Smile
  2. Ruffles + broaches
  3. Pattern + color

Sadly, unlike makeup that you can just buy and eff around with until it’s on your face, I don’t have curlers or a curly iron to even attempt MP’s lovely locks. It’s the one thing that’s truly missing from the outfit. I wish I had something that was more “dead-on” like how easy the Vesper look came together, but this pays adequate homage to so many of her looks.

I went out for drinks.  Martinis, of course.

I know, it’s frilly. But I was sick all week!

 Oh, and I did this, too.

You can call me Goldfinger.

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Celebrate Bond: The Icon

Many Bond women have dramatic ensembles, and we salute them in today’s theme: The Icon.

Unfortunately, I was too sick to go into the office today. Which is a bummer for two reasons: first, that no one saw this questionable outfit (like, really, is this an “outfit?”) and second, because I had no one to take my picture! This crappy photo booth self portrait doesn’t do justice to this Pussy-Galore-Jenny-Flex homage.

Bonus! James Bond movie posters in the background almost make up for the shitty image quality.

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Celebrate Bond: Buttoned Up

Sorry for the delay on this one, ladies and gents! I’ve gotten ill, which is pretty much ruining the best week ever. I apologize to everyone expecting Global James Bond Day postcards from me: half went out on Monday, the other half will hopefully go out today.

Anyhoo, back to the celebration of Wednesday, which touted the buttoned up styles of our leading ladies. I would have liked to do innocent Solitaire, but since chopping off my hair, it didn’t feel right.

So, I decided to make this the day I nailed a look, as best I could, and went after Vesper’s steely intro in Casino Royale.

I’m the money.

Now, I don’t wear makeup (hardly a shocking revelation after seeing my photos the last two days) but I did go out and buy the cheapest mascara, eyeliner, and makeup remover I could find.Not saying I did a stellar job, but I was pretty stoked that my first attempt was good enough to go to work in. Key elements of the look included a stiff, black, deep-v top, an eye catching necklace, parted and pulled back hair.

Also! Thanks for the shout out, Blog James Blog! If you’re looking for a stellar way to recap the 22 Bond Films, you definitely need to check him out.

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Celebrate Bond: Bad in Black

Yeah, you like that? I can stare off in the distance like those ladies, too. All joking aside, I DO think the scarf and waterproof jacket are must-have accessories for this look.

Day two champions that badass women of Bond, many of whom seem to always be wearing black. And not smiling.

It was easy to over-think this one. Xenia’s tight tee and pulled back hair is my part-time job uniform–yawn–and I don’t have any other black tops. Not even a sweater. (Seriously, this fashion adventure is pointing out some major holes in my wardrobe.) I do have black cardigans, but that felt so not bad. And while I would have liked a just-above-the-knee tight black skirt, I don’t have that, either. Hell, my pants didn’t seem to fit as tight as I wanted, and yoga pants are just not Tuesday-in-Corporate-America appropriate. And then there’s the fact that all my blacks are different shades of black…

But then I put on some pants, because pants are practical. A badass wears pants. Maybe not my pants, but pants nonetheless. And cardigans accent my shape just as well as Wai Lin’s gear. So, I ended up here (which I’m okay with):

Oh! And again on the Skyfall news: Adele’s theme was “leaked” today. I’m undecided, but I think it’s falling a little short (but far above Quantum‘s disaster).

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Celebrate Bond: Like a Boss

Thanks to my art director for demanding the stern meeting look for this photo. Yep, I feel awkward. But anything in the name of Bond.

Today starts the week-long celebration to Global James Bond Day! As previously noted, I’ll be sporting film-inspired looks all week. Today’s look: Like a Boss. Judi Dench’s M is clean cut, stern, and office-management chic. 

Sadly, my high school debate outfits are not in my closet, so I couldn’t pull this look off completely. However, I don’t want every day to be a blur of black, so I decided to go with a colorful blazer. It’s more me, anyway. I’ve been power walking all over the office today. Feels great.

Oh! And in other big-ass Bond news: Adele is totally singing the theme for Skyfall. She’ll release it on Global James Bond Day. 

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Celebrate Bond in Style

When I learned this morning that Friday, October 5, 2012 has been named Global James Bond Day, I immediately announced to everyone in earshot that I would be taking the day off. Wishful thinking.

Unfortunately, I work that day, I have plans that night, AND I work all weekend–bottomless martinis and Bond films are out of the question.

So how will I celebrate such a momentous occasion within the confines of Corporate America? Treats, obviously. But I bring treats for anything, so that’s hardly special. Posters? But of course. Although they won’t stand out since I already have a Skyfall poster and picture of Sean Connery from Diamonds are Forever in my cube. Happy hour? You better fucking believe it. Maybe even a liquid lunch. But none of those things are enough.

But going to work dressed like Bond girls for the whole week sure as shit should do the trick. (And I’m missing Halloween this year–I really love costumes and playing dress up [kinky!]–so this should appease that, too.) I told my boss, who promptly and wisely told me to be “work appropriate” with my outfits. While I was already thinking of going the evening gown route (because we all know there are more formal dresses and bikinis than anything else in Bond films), and trying to channel Sylvia Trench’s shirt + heels, to keep it proper I’ll celebrate with more suitable selections.

Monday: Like a Boss [Judi Dench as M]

Tuesday: Bad in Black [Tilly Masterson, Xenia Onatopp, Wai Lin]

Wednesday: Buttoned Up [Vesper Lynd, Solitaire, Natalya Simonova]

Thursday: The Icon [Pussy Galore and fliers, Tracy di Vincenzo, Jenny Flex]

Friday: Global James Bond Day [Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny]

 Per usual, I’ll be sporting these expressions as I work:

I have a bow tie and shaker that I’m also working into the equation. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic holiday. 

Oh, and can we give a shout out to the sometimes necessary evil called workplace seduction, via The Living Daylights? I feel about that sexy in my PB black tee.

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