LIVE YOUR DREAMS “A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”— Brigitte Bardot
Throughout those dazzling, short-lived celebrity years which she voluntarily retired from at just 39 years of age, actress Brigitte Bardot certainly led them in a manner that unfolded like a French arthouse movie script.
Born in Pariscalling a wealthy industrialist father, Bardot was trained from young as a classical ballet dancer. Her first brush with fame came at the tender age of 15, landingon the cover of May, 1949 issue of Elle magazine. It wasn’t long before film director Vadim along with fame came knocking,casting Bardot in her eponymous role in “And God Created Woman”. Turning the young model-actress his muse, wife and an overnight global sensation, the rest is history. During those sexually liberated, freewheeling years of the Hippie movement, the name Brigitte Bardot became synonymous with a sex kitten, heating things up on the silver-screen, even by today’s standard.Painted by the tabloids as a serial seductress living it up by the French Riviera with clandestine loved alliances counting 4 husbands and a rumored 100 lovers, including women, these torrid scenarios fed the hungry public in those trail-blazing years alongside a tumultuous love-hate relationship with fame that purportedly drove the actress into depression and repeated suicidal attempts. Bardot shocked the world by calling it quits at the height of her career at just 39 years of age, choosing to live almost like a recluse as a dedicated animal activist, miles-away from the limelight that she was once manipulatively placed under.
Her career might’ve been brief but Brigitte Bardot well and truly left her mark, not far behind legendary French heroines the likes of Edif Piaf and Coco Chanel. Some fifty years on the unwilling sex siren is still widely considered as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful women ever to walk the grounds on Earth. With her pillowy lips, winged smokey eyes and disheveled boudoir hair, Bardot in her heydays exuded a nonchalant air of “je ne sais quoi”, keeping the world mesmerized with her raw beauty and natural charisma. Her nymphet grace dripping with unapologetic sexual innuendos was perhaps made more enticing combined with a bourgeois sense of confidence and entitlement that’s quintessentially French,making Bardot a timeless beauty icon with a laissez-faire attitude that women all over continue to emulate with pizzazz.
Let your natural beauty shines in technicolor mode
“Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.” — Bridgette Bardot.
Bridgette Bardot said it well, embracing life and living it right will make Beauty your constant companion through and out. Clean glowing skin will increase the sex appeal and up the quotient of attractiveness for any woman at any given age, captivating the attention of whoever your target audience may be.
The ultra-pampering Bardot Hydrafacial lives up to its namesake to bestow upon thee the allure of a head-turning man-magnet, detoxifying clogged and lackluster skins to technicolor brightness and Cannes-red carpet-worthy perfection. With the help of patented Hydrafacial MD technology and pore purging French magnetite masques sourced naturally, dead skin cells that dull your complexion are gently removed to allow healthier and more youthful-looking cells from beneath to show through. Starting on a clean slate for enhanced absorption, skin restoring vitamins and vital antioxidants are infused trans-dermally via Sonophoresis to ensure optimal delivery to the deeper layer of skin. This is chased with a rainbow shot of skin rejuvenating LED photobiomodulation, multi-tasking to correct various complexion-marring issues at one go. A finishing touch of Cryoslush mist ensures unparalleled pore minimization for a silky smooth finish, pushing your skin to attention grabbing, paparazzi-ready celebrity heights.
Even celebs have their doubts
“I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself.”
Even the undying adulation of legions of fans couldn’t take away those exasperating moments of self doubt experienced by a star as bright as Bardot, let alone the everyday woman like you and me. There are obviously days that we feel less than stellar, and would rather Netflix a weekend away then to mingle. But if such feelings of mediocrity are turning you into a social outcast by choice or otherwise, it’s time to take a leaf out of Bardot’s book, and explore ways to make you look and feel good.
Active acne can be extremely frustrating, especially when your adolescence days are left far. “In recent years, statistical studies are pointing towards a climbing trend of adult onset acne, with one third of all cases who sought medical help for acne vulgaris or acne-related skin woes made up by women over 25 years of age.” Says Dr. Toby Hui, senior medical consultant with the SW1 Clinic (formerly known as The Sloane Clinic). “Acne should be properly assessed and treated as it confers a significant impact on the quality of life, with adult female patients in particular experiencing frustration, embarrassment, poor self-esteem and crippling enthusiasm to mingle and socialise.”
The Purity Program is a comprehensive approach to tackle adult onset acne from various angles, using proven and FDA-approved modalities. The VBeam Perfecta diode laser effectively tackles inflammation and red, angry looking lesions, i-Clear photobiomodulation targets the clearance of acne causing P. bacterium and Exilis Face which engages radio frequency waves as a source of therapeutic energy penetrates deep into the dermis to help regulate sebum production from the over-active oil glands, providing a long term solution to restore clarity and keep breakouts in check.
Don’t leave anything to chance
“No harder work than trying to look beautiful since 8 in the morning until midnight.”
70’s country crooner Dolly Parton well known for her questionable fashion sense once famously quipped, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.”Waif-liked supermodel, With her signature messy bedhead and mismatched togs seemingly thrown together nonchalantly, supermodel Kate Moss was the stylish poster girl of the Grunge revival in the early 90s. Rumors has it that it took a team of stylish, hair wizards and makeup maestros no less than 3 hours to get her ready each time she stepped out, just because it takes effort to look effortless.
The savvy girl understands that she can’t take God’s gift for granted, and maintenance is key to preserve one’s youthful looks for as long as possible. As a starter’s kit for skin rejuvenation focusing on keeping undesirable signs of aging at bay, the Divine Uplift treatment from the SW1 Spa does it with finesse.Back by scientific studies and tested by clinical experts, it engages FDA-approved Exilis Lift to provides an advanced, non-surgical alternative to skin rejuvenation, stimulating the production of collagen to tighten and lift sagging, loose skin over the face and neck with the combined use of focused, continuous monopolar radiofrequency (RF) technology and ultrasound. Controlled heating and cooling ensure that optimal energy is delivered to various depths of the targeted tissue without pain, and most patients describe the sensation of the therapy as being comparable to that of a pain-free, hot stone massage. The Divine Uplift is a viable, fuss-free treatment option for those who desire some degree of aesthetics improvement without the cost and recovery time of other skin lifting modalities or surgery, facing the perils of advancing years with the laissez-faire attitude of Mademoiselle Bardot.
SW1 Clinic is located at 290 Orchard Road, Paragon, #13-01, Singapore 238859. It is helmed by Dr Low Chai Ling and Dr Kenneth Lee, who also founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003. Their team of doctors who were also formerly from The Sloane Clinic include Dr Chua Han Boon, Dr Toby Hui, Dr Michelle Lim and plastic surgeon Dr Tan Ying Chien.