I’m not an avid advocate of posting many photos in a row on my blog.. in fact, I should lessen my writings as they always turn out to be a lot lengthier than anticipated. Nonetheless, these scans of Garance Doré, who appeared in the Closet Confidential segment of the most recent issue of Elle UK, comprise content that ought to be enough words to suffice my urge to squeeze more juice from every potential sentence.
That said, I am an earnest disciple of magazine spreads such as Une Fille Un Style in Vogue Paris, Closet Confidential in Elle UK, and the sudden flurry of blogs that render an instant behind-the-scenes peek into the closets, workplaces, bathroom cabinets, apartments or lives of the fashion pack such as Closet Visit, The Coveteur, Into The Gloss and The Selby.
“Sometimes it takes me 10 years to own something. It’s like love. You want to let things grow on you.”
There are several reasons why almost every Parisienne possesses a pair of suede bottines; the bottines are ultra chic, walkable, versatile and adds a nonchalant air to all outfits. These lovely bottines from A.P.C. embody the true Parisian street style. I want to get my hands on these because I’ve been dreaming of a pair of bottines in camel suede leather for years now, but first they have to pass through an extended deliberative process. Fortunately, I’m going back to Paris soon!
Voici les looks que je préfère! Inspiring photos from Inès de la Fressange’s newest book ‘La Parisienne’. The excerpts from the book look very promising and inspiring. For those of you who wonder: The utterly chic Parisienne in these photos is the author’s daughter Nine.
The never forgotten creations by Isabel Marant pt. 1
Spring/summer 2009: The S/S 2009 collection is not my favorite collection but overall it is truly great and inspirational – and definitely way better than her newest summer collection. A simple but intriguing, feminine yet masculine collection that certainly embodies the real Parisian street style.
I love the loose, slouchy but flattering silhouette, the boy-ish cut jackets that Isabel Marant is known for, the color palette and the subdued bohemian vibe this collection has going. The styling, taken as a whole, is not my approach – but most of the staple pieces, especially the jackets, would make my wardrobe impeccable. And hey! I see a lot of black, and I really appreciate Isabel Marant’s use of black as I wear black all year around.
(via tfs, muotimielessa, herribbonsandherbows, style)
I stumbled across a very inspiring and intriguing article by Ellen Wallace in Cosmopolitan. French style and aesthetics = timeless. The article was written in August 1982. I didn’t notice the year it was published until after reading it, because everything is absolutely on target and relevant. The article is long, but the ten minutes you spend on reading this piece is completely worth it, I tell you. If you don’t have time, read the quotes and the useful tips that I have highlighted.
I’ve had this photograph on my computer for a very very very long time. This is just pure perfection. When searching for the perfect suit jacket, I have this one in my mind. Semi-waisted blazer that is a tad feminine yet masculine. Women’s blazers are usually rather waisted and set off my curves, which I completely detest. As mentioned somewhere on my blog, I am a self proclaimed gamine. Or was.. until very recently as I reached puberty and I’m seemingly developing a somewhat womanly figure……
I wish I could pull off this look as genuine as this French woman does. I suppose the key to approximate this look is a slender and tall figure, and of course that certain je ne sais quoi.
Occasionally, I look at old Isabel Marant campaigns and collections because they remind me of the reason I fell in love with Isabel Marant in the first place. I really really really do miss the old Isabel Marant. The hype did not only increase the price tags on her clothes, it also made her mainline collections somewhat horrible and tacky. Apparently, the hype affected her personality too, as I find her comments in recent interviews quite ridiculous and pretentious. Let’s hope that said quotes were taken completely out of context. I hope the hype will settle down soon to ensure that she returns to what she used to be good at –creating effortless chic clothes with substance.
Carine, Géraldine, Claire & Emmanuelle look incessantly chic in black from head to toe. As far as I’m concerned, not everyone is capable of approximating this look despite the fact that it looks as easy as pie.
THE STYLE Brune bases her wardrobe on three basic colors: black, grey and navy blue. A chromatic minimalism can be found in the designers she favors: Stefano Pilati, Martin Margiela, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alber Elbaz, whose clothes she mixes with things from Et Vous and Zara.
THE METHOD Every morning, the same process: “To choose a look, I start with the shoes, which I coordinate with a clutch, and everything else follows.”
THE TABOO Too many colors, loud colors, fluorescent, anything flashy. Three colors she hates: yellow, green and orange.
FOR EVENINGS “I don’t wear glamorous couture, dresses that are pleated, or floaty or transparent. I wear a classic little dress by Chanel, well-cut and perfect for all circumstances.”
(translation via tfs)