Fresh on the heels of OPI‘s Skyfall-inspired collection, the nail brand is looking to James Bond once again to launch a six-piece nail polish range based on the franchise’s most-memorable vixens. “It has been a thrill to create color for the women who have captured Bond’s attention over the last six decades,” said OPI co-founder and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “Worn without a top coat, these Liquid Sand lacquers give nails a pebbled, matte finish worthy of captivating the Bond girls’ name.” The shades range from the Ursula Andress-inspired gold to high-impact brights, and we love how each polish imparts a fashion-forward matte effect in just one swipe. The Bond Girls collection hits stores in May for $9.50 per bottle—but you can get a sneak peek at the entire lineup right now in the gallery.
This Sunday, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will include a special tribute to James Bond in honor of the film series’ 50th anniversary! But before Adele hits the stage to perform her nominated title tune from Skyfall, the most recent “007″ film, alongside fellow franchise vocalist Shirley Bassey (she performed three Bond themes), we’re taking a look back at the 23 Bond beauties who have dazzled us on the silver screen over the past 50 years. Click through the gallery to see every Bond girl, from Skyfall‘s Bérénice Marlohe to the first one ever, Honey Ryder. And here’s to 50 more years!
One of the reasons we love our favorite films and television shows is the costuming—and the top designers were honored at the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards yesterday for creating it! The women behind Anna Karenina, Skyfall, Downton Abbey, and more all took home trophies, with a toast to their work on the big and small screens. “One can only do great work if one is given a great opportunity,” Karenina‘s Jacqueline Durran said while accepting the award for Excellence in Period Film. Click through to see close-up shots of all the winning designs, plus details from the designers and their casts on what makes each look so special.
Every dress that hits the Oscars red carpet this Sunday will be special, but the one that will be worn by Skyfall Bond Girl Naomie Harris will be different than any other. That’s because she’s going to be representing the Red Carpet Green Dress initiative, a design contest started by James Cameron’s wife Suzy Amis Cameron, in which Harris will wear the winning design made of completely sustainable materials. This year, the contest winner is Michael Badger, a Ghanian-born fashion student at Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design (above right). Part of his prize is getting the mentorship of a fashion designer when creating the piece, and the infamous Vivienne Westwood stepped in for this year’s duties. Currently, the mentor-student duo is putting the finishing touches on Harris’s gown—they shared this exclusive behind-the-scenes photo with InStyle.com—and it will be revealed this Sunday, February 24th on the Academy Awards red carpet. ”I’m thrilled,” Harris said of being involved. We can’t wait to see it debut!
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First the Olympics, now the Oscars are getting the Bond treatment! In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will include a tribute to the films during the broadcast at this year’s 85th Anniversary of the Academy Awards. “We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “Starting with ‘Dr. No’ back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon.” Talk about the power of Bond! The 85th Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 24th at 7/6c on ABC.
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If you’re stuck brainstorming what to get the Man Who Loves Thrills in your life, we’re loving this new gold-edition 007 scent inspired by James Bond. Just in time for holiday gifting, this is the gilded version of the James Bond fragrance released in September, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. 007 Gold uses the same sandalwood, vetiver, and moss notes as the original scent, but is housed in a streamlined gold flacon any excitement-seeker will covet, and the budget-friendly $40 price tag is a thrill all its own. Find a bottle at kohls.com and Kohl’s stores nationwide.
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Skyfall earned an impressive $518.6 million worldwide at the box office in its opening weekend, which makes it the top-grossing James Bond debut of all time! We can’t get enough of the high-octane 007 film, or Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe’s premiere ensembles. But what really caught our attention is how the actress topped off each of her gorgeous dresses with a sexy, smoky eye, taking her on-screen persona’s signature look to the red carpet. “I wanted to base her on something feminine but incorporate masculinity too,” she told InStyle‘s September issue. “So, I decided to play her as a cross between a panther and a dragon.” Perhaps we have her character, Severine, to thank for those smoldering feline eyes…
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After months of anticipation and keeping our eye on the ever-fabulous Bond girls, Skyfall hits theaters today! Daniel Craig reprises the iconic role of British spy Bond, James Bond, and Bérénice Merlohe joins him as his new femme fatale counterpart, Severine, alongside Naomie Harris, who plays Eve. Oscar winner Javier Bardem also stars as Bond’s nemesis Silva. Here at InStyle, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Skyfall for some time now. From our magazine spread of favorite Bond girls in the September issue to this exclusive video from the photo shoot (above) to our 50 Years of Bond Girls gallery (below)—we’ve been all over 007! Click here to find out where the movie is playing near you and check out the following links for more of our coverage. Happy Bond-ing!
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