So today I took inspiration from one of my favourite stars, Brigitte Bardot! I adore BB with all of my heart, her look is completely timeless and she is without doubt one of the most beautiful women who ever lived. Besides her obvious beauty, she is an incredible actress (The Truth (1960) is a must) and has devoted her post acting career to saving beloved animals. I wrote to her last year with a couple of my favourite photos and she personally signed them all, which I am incredibly thankful for and now they are displayed pride of place on my bedroom wall.
I think the most recognizable feature of Brigitte’s would have to be her blonde beehive, which was one of her signature hairstyles. Needless to say, when I have a 1960s inspired day Brigitte is my muse, along with Sharon Tate of course, but this post is all about Brigitte.
When recently asked about her famous makeup and hair dos she had this to say,
“I never decided anything. I always hated people fussing with my face and hair. I could get by on my own, pinning up my hair any old way.”
Above are three pictures of Brigitte’s Beehive during the filming of three of her films;
- The Truth (1960)
- Please, Not Now! (1961)
- A Very Private Affair (1962)Obviously my hair doesn’t look exactly the same as Brigitte’s (sadly) but I tried my best and hopefully you guys will try this hairstyle too!
Firstly, I separated the top of my hair by placing both of my thumbs through it, bringing them both together to make an almost U sign and lifted it up from the rest. I then proceeded to tease that section of hair thoroughly and then brushed over it only slightly. Brigitte’s beehive often had a messy feel to it, which made it look effortless and I tried to capture that to. I used my favourite hair brushes, my Tangle Teaser Brush and a Tooth Comb.
After I had clipped the beehive in place I then added my signature touch – a flower! It also happens that Brigitte loves wearing flowers in her hair, she still does now at 80 and why not? Flowers are especially easy to buy in the summer in places such as Accessorize and TopShop, but I wear them all year round, they’re such a great accessory!
I also took some close up pictures of my beehive up close so you can see the detail. I have always left the front of my hair down and backcombed it to blend in with the beehive, purely because I prefer that style. However, it just so happens that Brigitte leaves pieces of her hair down too, so that’s a bonus! It also looks more effortless and less controlled which is the look I was going for.
I also added some boho style earrings to complete the look, I love the detail compared to my normal silver hoops and the colours are beautiful! I think I got these from Accessorize, they have such lovely earrings, it’s always my go to place.
As for my makeup, I tried to copy Brigitte’s signature style, the peachy nude lips and the winged eyeliner. However, I left out the heavy black eyeshadow as I don’t think I can pull it off like Brigitte does, maybe with some practice I may try it out, who knows! Instead, I went for white and golden colours and added some dark shadow in the crease of my eyelid. I used my NARS Lipstick in Brigitte and I also used my MAC Lip Pencil in Hover and Mac Velvet Teddy.
As for clothes, I wore a floral fitted dress that I bought from H & M last year. I don’t regularly shop there as I never seem to find clothes that suits me, however, every so often I come across something lovely! I added a white embroidered lace overlay cardigan to give it that 1950s feel and also keep me warm, both the dress and cardigan really complimented one another. The only problem with the dress is that it’s not cotton material, so can get a bit uncomfortable in hot weather!
Here are some close up details of the dress, I absolutely adore the pattern, I am obsessed with anything floral! I also love how the dress is fitted at the bust and waist, but flares out so it still stays comfy.
I hope you enjoyed this look and even try a Bardot Beehive too. I love mixing my favourite decades of style together and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it a go. Please ignore my pink socks, (lol!) I assure you my ankle boots hid them.
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