Bond Babe Beauty: The Magic Bikini

In Dr. No, our James Bond spa style flick pick for January, there is this famous scene where Urusula Andress comes out of the water in a fabulous bikini.  Check it out, in case you missed the movie:

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The bikini is so infamous, it even has its own facebook page and brought $61,000 at auction when Andress sold it.  Mariah Carey even borrowed from the scene for her old school “Honey” video – a direct nod to the 1st Bond babe, watch it here:

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So you’ve gotta wonder why two little pieces of lycra caused such a stir?  One thing, is that belt.  It has super powers to shrink your waist and suss up the sex appeal of an afternoon of sunbathing at the spa.  I personally own two belted bikinis and can attest to it.  Wanna test out Urusula’s belted bikini theory? Here’s a few Dr. No inspired suits we love:

Glam oozes from this black and gold Freya model (with balconette top also available if you prefer) at Figleaves

Freya Swim Magic Bikini Short at figleaves com

More daring?  Here’s a hot little number from Asha:

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And isn’t this retro styled Where’s My Toucan bikini from Marc Jacobs (avail. at Neiman Marcus) simply adorable?

Marc By Marc Jacobs Where s My Toucan Ruffled Bikini  Neiman Marcus

Which is your favorite?  Want your man to resemble Bond?  Subscribe so you won’t miss our upcoming picks for James Bond styled swim trunks!  Candy

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