15 Aug Initials BB
If anyone ask me who to this day incarnate the true femme fatale, there’s only one person that comes into my mind, and it is for sure Brigitte Bardot. You can call me biased, being myself French but she represented everything women wanted to be and everything men wanted to have. So, as we are in the middle of the summer holiday and having just come back from the South of France, I just thought I would share some fashion trends she wore back in the 60’s that to date are still fashion must have.
Brigitte Bardot has been such a fashion precursor and inspiration for so many woman, fashion and beauty wise of course but not only. I didn’t want to reduce Brigitte Bardot to simply the stunning iconic woman she represented but also the free spirited mind she represents and wanted to mention the fight of her life: animal protection & rights.
It is common knowledge that at the top of her career she gave up her fame and wealth for dedicating herself to the cause of animal rights.
Bardot’s initial involvement with animal rights started in 1962 when she advocated against the use of painful electric shock pistols in slaughterhouses after seeing photographs of the conditions in which animals were killed. It was a few years later that Bardot obtained the “stunning before slaughter” rights from the government.
In 1977, Bardot went on to campaign against the hunting of baby Harp seals and embarked on a five day trip to the ice fields in Canada, receiving significant media attention.
The Brigitte Bardot Foundation (La Fondation Brigitte Bardot) was first launched by Bardot in Saint-Tropez, in 1986 where she auctioned her jewellery and other personal possessions to raise 450 000 Euros for her campaigns and activities.
In 1991, Bardot donated her Saint Tropez property, La Madrague to the foundation so as to raise the capital required to obtain a declaration of public utility.
In 1995, the Dalai Lama became an honorary member of the foundation.
You can visit her foundation website on this link www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr and can read more about animals rights and the campaigns that are taking place at the moment as well as getting involved with helping sign petitions against animal cruelty.