Bonjour la chapstick fanatique readers! I am Marissa, the girl behind the boot, and I'm so happy to be here today! I was thinking about Morgan's blog and my blog: she is all about France and I am all about Italy, so it was only fitting to write about my favorite iconic ladies of each country!
Sophia Loren epitomizes Italian fashion and culture with just one glance: olive skin, strong eyebrows, red lips, sex appeal without trying too hard. She was every man's fantasy when she was in her prime, and maybe even still today. I love her brazen, fearless character in Marriage Italian Style and her amazing performance in La Ciociara, basically the saddest movie ever.
Brigitte Bardot is so iconically French to me: innocent, pouty pink lips, cat eye, messy-made up hair and that perfect little nose! She, like Sophia, was sexy at a time when women were just starting to get respect, and she was not shy about it! I love the silly songs she did with Serge Gainsbourg, especially Comic Strip (the video is so low-budget and hilar) and the adorable Moi Je Joue!