In her element as a Tropézienne, Brigitte Bardot cultivated an effortless, tousled, laid-back brand of glam that was all her own. The actress, style icon, and animal activist had a natural sex appeal and carefree spirit - the opposite of her tightly corseted bombshell contemporaries Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Her easygoing glamazon aesthetic was a breath of fresh air to beach babes (and bros, of course) when she hit the scene in the 1950's, and continues to inspire today. xx, L*SPACE