Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Out of London

I believe most of us are glued to the TV watching history being made during the Olympics games in London. I really wish I was there taking is all the energy, meeting people, and exploring the city as I go by. One of those places I'd like to go to is the Barbican and check out their exhibit called Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.


This year one of the world's most iconic movie characters turns 50 years and may I say I think he looks fantastic. I fell in love with these movies as a kid and even though I didn't understand much the plots, inuendos, and politics I was always fascinated by his travels, the costumes and the cool interiors.


Elrod House used in "Diamonds are Forever"{Images Credit}

Of course the thing that has always captures me is Bond himself confident, mysterious, and very well dressed. The whole look of Bond has not only changed with time but also with the men playing him. The idea has always to match his famous tuxedos and nicely tailored suits to the personality of the current Bond... From very classic like Sean Connery all the way to feistier like Daniel Craig {check out this video}.

Dresses from "License to Kill","From Russia with Love", and beachwear {Images Credits


Lets us not forget the women, the iconic Bond girls... some bad and some good but always very well dressed and with quite original {to say the least} names. If you could be one of them, who would you like to be? I'd like to be one of those that starts like a bad one and ends up with switching sides getting a lot of Bond time {ha!} {more exhibit images}.



Have a great and adventurous day!

29 comments:

  1. Funny that you should mention exploring the city. The government have done such a brilliant job of telling people to avoid the city centre and certain areas due to feared overcrowding during the Olympics that parts of the city centre look abandoned and have less trade than ever before - I guess that's what one might call an own goal? ;-)

    I haven't seen the Bond exhibition yet, but might have to go and take my son with me - I know he'd love it... xo

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  2. Never been much of a Bond fan, but stayed at the Lake Palace Udaipur recently, which featured in 'Octopussy", so watched the movie when I got home.
    Had to admit it was a lot of fun x

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  3. Very nice post, darling! Congrats...Sean Connery is probably my favorite 007. xoxo

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  4. I loved the Sean Connery and Daniel Craig Bons movies! xoxo

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  5. This would be such a fun exhibit. I miss Sean Connery.

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  6. My father would love this exhibit. My favourite Bond is Sean Connery. He was quite the devil with the ladies

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  7. I have always been a Bond fan too--used to watch the marathons any time they were on TV. For Your Eyes Only is probably my favorite for nostalgia, and I LOVE Roger Moore, but I am a big fan of Daniel Craig too. Love this post Elie!
    xo Mary Jo

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  8. Great photos. I have loved all of the James Bond movies.

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  9. This post is so unique!!!Totally adore the first pic. Sean is just the best!!!
    Thanks so so much for the lovely comment on my blog!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  10. I'm a bit Olympics-obsessed these days, too!

    Loved the Opening Ceremonies piece with Bond and the Queen- perfect!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  11. Great post ! I LOOOVE James Bond ;)

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  12. What a fabulous exhibit–love those mid century homes!

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  13. Amazing! True story: I totally want to be a Bond Girl.

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  14. Why do I swoon at the sight of a dashing young Sean Connery, lol. Love his voice. Cool post.

    xx
    Quiet Luxury


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  15. i'm not familiar with bond and all the ladies, but now i'm interested to be checking out their fashions and names!

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  16. Bond always has the best of everything. I love the places he lives!

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  17. i love how the bond franchise continues to cultivate a great bond and style.

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  18. So nice to make a post on this! I love 007 and it is very true that those films often showcases amazing houses and places!

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  19. wow... love the photo of the house! its beautiful on the outside
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  20. AHHH!!! That looks soooo awesome! i'm not even a james bond fan and would love this!

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  21. Great post!! Love him too!!!

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  22. This is so unique!!wow!!kisses

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  23. That Bond exhibit looks really cool. I like that most of the museums are free in London. It's an exciting time there now for sure.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  24. My husband would love this. He is obsessed with Bond. We've been having a Bond movie marathon at our house the past few weeks.

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  25. Thank you so much for posting this! I'm such a Bond fan and can't wait until the movie Skyfall comes out. I would LOVE to see this exhibit! What a celebration! The Bond girls were very cool. Thanks for posting that video too. An exciting time to be in London!
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  26. I have been a Bond fan since I was a child..this makes me want to crack out the DVDs this weekend!

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  27. I am such a Bond fan, I used to watch many of the earlier versions growing up. :)

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