Thursday, August 9, 2012

Calling all Bad Girls

What is it about the Bad Girls? I don't mean good girls gone bad (ie Whitney Houston). That's sad. I mean those girls who for better or worse have made daring and dangerous part of their persona. They may actually be very nice in person. I understand Joan Jett is a vegetarian and has done USO tours for over 20 years. They're all beautiful— and they probably shouldn't be emulated— but do they ever have Style:
The" innocent" bad girl— Louise Brooks
The sultry bad girl— Ava Gardner
The French bad girl— Francoise Hardy
The modern bad girl— Jean Seberg in "Breathless"
The bad little rich girl— Edie Sedgwick
The blackhearted bad girl— Joan Jett
The material bad girl— Madonna
The good-time bad girl— Blondie
Who is the baddest of them all?


  1. Oh you know I love the bad girls!

  2. So much style.... Can't pick one though I could add to the list! Francoise Hardy and Jean Seberg were my idols in the 60s....

  3. “There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.”
    —Mae West

  4. So glad you included jean Seburg in breathless. She was my style icon for years. I wanted to be just like her, and of course I wanted a boyfriend just like jean Paul belmondo too. It didntl work out, but I did have her haircut when I was about 18.

  5. Me too— I looked for years for a Herald Tribune t-shirt like she wore in the movie and finally found one. I don't have the nerve to wear it in public though.