Currently Craving

How cool would it be to be a French style sleuth? Admiring French style from afar, and mastering that Je ne sais quoi are two totally different things. Style is 100% personal, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Basically, if you are a) female and b) have a pulse, you’ve tried to emulate Kate Moss’s iconic style at some point in your life.

It’s maddening that I am not French. Merde! (I even like their curse words.)

I wasn’t born in the back of a Citroen.

I don’t smoke cigarettes. (well, never say never)

I don’t wear slip dresses because I don’t like wearing bras.

I don’t do coq au vin, baguettes, andouillettes, eclairs and fondue without worrying about gaining weight.

But, I do own a lot of flats, red lip pencils, and beat-up motorcycle boots.

I am learning how to age gracefully.

I am wearing the minimal amount of makeup.

I am taking care of my skin.

I want to look just like Catherine Deneuve when I age. N’est-ce pas de moi un citoyen français?

Always on the hunt, pinning and studying effortlessly chic ensembles, I think I cracked the code. And it’s devastatingly French.

how to emulate French style

Do: black skinny cigarette pants with the ankle showing paired with a white crop top or striped shirt. Topshop sweater // Acne Cig cropped trousers. Wear with flats, these are metallic Fendi wonders. Top it with a IRO patterned bomber bouclé jacket and for the love of Stella, throw on a camel coat on top to complete the uniform. The accessories will make the simple outfit stand out with panache. A bowler hat by Topshop // Stella McCartney sunglasses // Vita Fede ring // Delfina Delattrez single pearl and lip earring // Balenciaga tote bag for instant chic // red lips and a lomography camera. Do it all and don’t forget to take notes.

Get the look here.

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