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Tuesday
Nov102009

Bang Envy - Monica Vitti

I don't usually dedicate my posts, but Randall Todd, this one's for you...

The Italian actress Monica Vitti is best known for her starring roles in Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura series. Her quirky face features cat-like eyes, a broad mouth and a sprinkling of freckles, while her amazing mane of hair is always just-so-sexily-toussled.

Her hair is also the thing that makes her a chameleon onscreen and off. At times red, light brown, dark auburn, and blonde, her hair helps her disappear into her roles with appropriate depth.

With a hip fashion sense, Vitti isn't one you would call a fashion icon so much, but she definitely knew how to make her clothes suit her style. Usually quite simple and elegant, her clothing choices truly enhance her sex appeal and personality.

While I don't have a date for this picture, I would estimate that it's about 1965 - 1966. Why? Because Dirk Bogarde (center) appeared in Darling with Julie Christie (left) in 1965, and in Modesty Blaise with Vitti (right) in 1966. I love the swoopy bangs she sports here, as well as the many strands of pearls.

How much do I love this last image? Elegant and dapper nonchalance - French cuffed white shirt, velvet blazer, and a smoke. I die. Image above is from 1974, as if the shoulder bag and eyeglasses didn't tell you that already. But isn't it great the way she sports that rose corsage? Some accessories never go out of style.

Perfect Bang-o-Rama that I'd kill for... This bottom picture is from a film called "La Fate" from 1966.

As a sultry brunette from Red Desert - the final film of Antonioni's L'avventura series.

I have no idea what this hairstyle is all about, I only know it's super-fabulous.

Reader Comments (6)

hola, chica! i am totally missing SF!! how is sourdough going? i sleep with my mask on every night. (funny, now everytime i smell lavender, i think of you!)
November 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjill @ trenddelacreme
See, if my bangs would actually look like that, I'd totally have them again. But I've learned my lesson.
November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatie
How do you say 'omg' in Italian? Ha! Amazing Annie! Some of these images are new to me, all just incredible. Fun jolt as I head into a three week shoot. xo!
November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandall
Sigh x ;)
November 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandall
really i thought the last hairstyle was totally adorbs and v.cool. people can talk about their work however they want you silly willy pants. you think everyone should do things in your verbal style? wouldn't the world be boring? why do you want a bunch of old rules in a new place like the internet and twitter.
November 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercookiesncream
Check out her Wiki page. She's still stunning at age 78. And with the same man since 1968. Some chics just have it ALL!
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

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