As much as we'd like to be the one who goes all out for Halloween -- full face paint, crazy costume, the works -- we just aren't. We'd rather take the holiday as an opportunity to switch up our standard beauty look and pay tribute to our favorite beauty icons.
In her Fall 2015 collection, Pamella Roland taught us a bit about this innate seduction. It was the signature styled Brigitte Bardot bouffants that first signaled Roland was this season inspired by 1970s Paris.
I called a few middle-aged girlfriends for an impromptu survey. "What is BB Cream? Have you heard of it?" Yes, they had, pondered the subject for a minute, suggested Bad Boy, Buster Brown, Bugs Bunny and Beautiful Bimbo Cream.
The Queen of the Sexual Revolution was Brigitte and women everywhere copied her hair, her makeup and her first bikini that she barely wore at Cannes and the hot pants she wore with boots on the streets of Paris.
So extraordinarily good was the one-night Encores! Off-Center staged concert reading of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman, that it calls for some serious transfer-it-somewhere-else-fast thinking.
One holiday party look that I really love is the classic Brigitte Bardot. Almost every woman can wear this look, or a version of it. It is sexy, soft and fun to wear, but at the same time it is classic and timeless.