Monday, July 22, 2013

Forever Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot

No one is more of a bombshell than Brigitte Bardot, and she's truly beautiful inside and out. In addition to being an accomplished actress, singer and model, she's a dedicated crusader for animal rights. In 1986 she established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals with the proceeds she acquired from selling her personal possessions, including her jewelry, St. Tropez home, furniture, and dresses. The foundation's aim is "to be at the heart of the fight for animal rights, whatever this may entail. It acts to heighten awareness, inform, relieve and save. It intervenes anywhere in the world where there is mistreatment of and cruelty towards animals.” She has fought against the seal fur trade, Japanese whaling, bullfights, and slaughterhouses. Most recently, she successfully campaigned to save the lives of two sick elephants that that were scheduled to be euthanized in France. Here's a great interview with Brigitte talking about her foundation. And check out her foundation here.

Images from Vintage Lifestyle Magazine and the always inspiring Marilyn Brigitte Romy Tumblr.