An entertaining read, no doubt! Yet, only a few pages into the book and I thought: Do I really want to look like a Parisian woman? Or, actually, do I want to look like Ines de la Fressange?
She “offers 10 lessons to master the “offbeat look à la Parisienne.” Among them: wearing jeans with gem-encrusted sandals, not sneakers; a pencil skirt with ballet flats, not heels; an evening dress with a straw handbag, not a gold clutch; a chiffon print dress with battered biker boots, not brand-new ballet flats; a sequined sweater with men’s trousers, not a skirt; a tuxedo jacket with sneakers, not femme fatale stilettos.”
I believe that if your style doesn’t come from your heart, if it’s not how you feel about visual you, you will never look effortless. I believe in authentic, original, creative AND confident way of expressing your visual image. Personalities, or abstract style icons (such as a Parisian woman) may inspire, but copying their styles is good for a costume ball only.
What do you think about the ‘Parisian woman’ image? Do you have a fashion icon you look up to? And if yes, how do you express it in your wardrobe?
P.S.: stay tuned for a quick feedback on couture seams and my red boucle skirt this evening.