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this is how the parisians do it

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photo by: Hanneli Mustaparta

So France is obvs famous for its couture – Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Gaultier… – but what’s really intimidating about Parisian girls is their absolutely effortless chic, so different from the involved and sometimes over-the-top style of Barcelona, London, or Rome. The girls in this picture embody the simplicity of style I’ve come to admire so much here: a navy sweater (that she might have picked up at a vintage shop in the Marais or at Agnès B.) with sleeves rolled up over grey leather, a worn-in Barbour jacket, a clean wide-brimmed black hat contrasting with her undone, air-dried waves, natural face, casually-chipping dark nails.

It’s a little tougher to pull off this bedheadedly feminine sexiness as a girl with a crop, so I’m left to shoot for a sort of androgynous, Tao-Okamoto-like charm.

Click to see sketches by Badaude instructing you how to tell the difference between a Paris girl and a London girl.


Written by bellaheureuse

March 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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  1. london wins.


    March 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm

  2. Very interesting. I had no idea there were Amish Parisians….


    March 7, 2010 at 6:57 am

  3. Either of these girls would look fantastic alone. In fact they look fantastic together – though rather like a cult that only admits the model beautiful…


    March 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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