Max Azria loves a good bandage dress. Honestly, who doesn’t? This Fall collection presents a slightly updated bandage dress (more straightjacket and fringey) along with some lovely cut out dresses, asymmetrical necklines, studded gowns, and black swan like feathered jackets and cloaks. I loved the darkness and street-chicness of it all. Now, everybody head over to my Kickstarter page and give me money so I can be one of the cool kids!
The year is 2020 and we find James Bond mid pursuit of an unknown assailant. A high speed chase in luxurious sports cars ensues and before you know it, Bond has trapped the bad guy in a dead end alley. Car doors fly open. Commence fist to cuffs rumble. High energy techno music blasts through the speakers in the theater as Bond gets down and dirty with the still unknown bad guy. Who’s going to come out on top? The suspense is killing you! The fight is intense and you start to think Bond may have finally met his match. Blood is flowing. Sweat is pouring. Clothes are ripped and torn away to reveal swatches of skin.
Bond is thrown down and looks to be out of commission. The bad guy looms over him and begins to smile. The techno music gets eerily quiet and you hear nothing. Bond has his eyes closed. The soon to be killer is already starting to celebrate. He is relishing in his moment. You think all is lost, until…..what’s that? Footsteps? It takes the bad guy two seconds too long to realize that the end is indeed very near.
He turns around quickly, but not quickly enough. He catches a quick jab to the throat. The mystery person is leaning down, looking at Bond. You still can’t see their face. All you hear is Bond’s faint breathing. The camera pans back and finally you see….her. She is tall and fit, wearing all black and leather boots. Her hand grazes Bond’s face and then she slaps him. He comes to instantly. She smiles.
(fade to black and commence 007: High Tide theme song, performed by Muse)
Bond and mystery Bond girl proceed to fill the movie screen with 120 minutes of high flying adventure and white knuckle excitement. There are even more high speed chases. And because this installment of the Bond Series involves a crooked marine biologist, there are also poisoned fish supplies and deep sea diving quests. You laugh, and if you’re like me, you cry, and then you leave the movie theater wishing you had an English accent and new wardrobe.
Don’t want to wait until 007: High Tide comes out? Good, you don’t have to. Also, it’s a fake movie that I haven’t written (yet?). However, Bond girl’s wardrobe is all yours…for a price. Herve Leger by Max Azria Resort 2014 collection features everything a badass, deep sea swimming Bond girl would need.