“James Bond: What can I bring you from Holland?
Miss Moneypenny: A diamond? In a ring?
James Bond: Would you settle for a tulip?” – 007 Diamonds Are Forever
If you haven’t realized it by now, I love James Bond movies! But today’s post is a tribute to Lois Maxwell, the actress who played the role of Miss Moneypenny for 23 years (14 movies!). If you put all of her scenes together it totals about 30 minutes of screen time. It’s hard to believe that she was so greatly remembered – although she had a small part in the films, her role always spiced up the movie by the underlined romantic tension between her and Bond. For me: the best, the one and only, and uncopiable Miss Moneypenny was Lois Maxwell!
Did you know that when she played Moneypenny for the first time in “Dr. No she earned 100 pounds and she supplied her own clothes? She took this role only because her husband had had a heart attack and they needed the money.
Moneypenny style is for me the personification of a stylish and feminine woman. She proved that a woman doesn’t have to show too much skin to be elegant, and also sexy. Her trade mark was a pearl necklace, sometimes a shawl, and always a dress or a skirt.
Let me invite you to my daydream with Moneypenny who still hopes that James will be hers one day. And in the meantime she spends her lunch break in a favorite jewelry cafeteria choosing…guess what 😉
Photos by Robert Bajkowski
“Oh James, you remembered! Lovely tulips” 😉
Location and jewelry courtesy of LEWANOWICZ Café and Jewelry.
I am wearing:
Dress – Bielenia Woman MTM
Shawl – Hermes
Coat – Hugo Boss
Bag – Givenchy
Shoes – Venezia
Necklace – Lewanowicz Jewelry
Sunglasses – Linda Farrow
P.S. A propos’, I wrote about being sexy and stylish over 40 here. Although I believe that those rules are universal for every woman regardless of her age.
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