One of my projects over the last couple of months has been to watch every one of the Eon-produced James Bond movies, which might not sound like much of a project but really becomes one when you have twenty-two lengthy films of varying quality to get through.
The really fun part of this, aside from getting to watch one of my favorite politically incorrect, morally reprehensible, gender-discriminating film series, is that I’ve gained tons of inspiration from a whole crop of Bond girls and their assorted bikinis. So far, with the exception of From Russia With Love, there’s been at least one swimsuit-clad lady in each movie. (I’m seven movies in and Live And Let Die is up next, which is probably the most racist film ever to feature music by Paul McCartney and Wings… probably). When I finally go on an island vacation with my boyfriend, I will be dressing exclusively in Bond girl-inspired swimwear.
Can I pull off a white bikini like Ursula in Dr. No? Probably not without waxing what little body hair I have. If I did a bikini like this, I would probably go with the Andress-inspired version that Halle Berry wore in Die Another Day.
Not only does orange seem like a more tropical color generally, I already own an orange bikini. I just need a sweet white knife-holster belt to go on top. For the knife I clearly need to be carrying at all times. For the bad guys I might have to knife.
Of course, there are always these options:
Or, I could be a total baller and just pull this:
I do have a pair of Gaultier ikat-print swim trunks which might be the best summer clothing article I own. But if I end up taking the role of James Bond in my island vacation, who will my Bond girl be?