Starlet Style: Brigitte Bardot

Paris: The city of light, love...and Brigitte Bardot.
Actress and singer Brigitte Bardot remains the epitome of the French sex kitten. She became popular during the 1960s with films like And God Created Woman.

Time magazine called her "the princess of pout, the countess of come hither." I'd say this description is quite fitting with her luscious locks, kissy lips and sultry eyes.

Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2009 Couture collection called to mind the spirit and style of Brigitte. Mini skirts, knee-high boots, lingerie, some teased hair and pretty pouts.

Model Lara Stone brings the look of Brigitte to the runway with her curvacious figure, full lips and teased blonde hair. Leather boots and trench coats are reminiscent of Brigitte's sometimes bad girl reputation. The use of leather adds an edge to the femininity because the leather is sexy yet also dangerous; which is just like Brigitte. She didn't follow the rules in life and love, but instead made her own way with news headlines trailing behind her.

Whether 1960 or 2009, any sex kitten knows that sheer fabrics and lingerie are a must for the perfect come-hither look. Brigitte and Lara show these style choices off quite beautifully.

Nautical gets a bit naughty when worn by Brigitte.

Brigitte made teased hair and headbands popular with her carefree beauty. You can channel your inner Brigitte with a Violet Love Headband from Target. It's only $24.99 for a set of two.

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