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Style Icon: Lou Doillon

December 15, 2011

I know. I know. I’ve featured her before. But truth be told, she’s the person I’m always looking to for style inspiration. She sticks to classic silhouettes but her individual articles of clothing are always a bit more modern and risqué. Take the outfit in the bottom right corner por ejemplo- what looks like a basic sheer blouse paired with black trousers is actually a jumpsuit! Huzzah! Or the simple white cocktail dress just above it is classic in silhouette but has all kinds of architectural and sculptural elements. Perfection!

There’s nothing fussy about Lou Doillon’s style - you can tell she knows what she likes, wears what she likes, and feels good in what she’s wearing, which is essentially what my style is all about. Nothing too complicated but always pulled together with a touch of edge.

† • Autumn Inspirations • †

August 23, 2011
tags: aztec, best nyc bloggers, , , , , grave, gypsy, inspiring images, jim morrison, , , , , the 70s, tombstone
by Sonia

My style and inspirations are always developing and changing, and this month I’ve been all about bohemian, gypsy flair. A lot of my style is based around whatever I feel most confident in that day and lately I’ve been flocking toward simple silhouettes with lots of jewelry and bulky boots. This is probably because I’m beyond sick of my summer clothes and impatiently awaiting fall. TICK TOCK HURRY UP!

So, as I begin to work on my Fall mood board I thought I’d share a few images of the things that are inspiring me this season. Feathers, the moon, the 70s, and worn in favorites - maybe I’m more predictable than I thought?

Suspend Yourself

October 21, 2010
tags: , diane kruger, , fashionable suspenders, feminine suspenders, girls in suspenders, , , , suspender looks, suspenders, , , women in suspenders
by Sonia

Suspenders are easily the most underrated accessory for both men and women. I myself almost always grab a sturdy leather belt to keep my pants in place instead of a pair of springy suspenders. In fact, unless the pants have buttons specifically designed for suspenders I’m not so convinced they function as anything more than a bold, contrasting accessory. But since when is there anything wrong with that?

Although rare, whenever I do reach for a pair of suspenders I’m always blown away by how easily they jazz up a boring outfit or add some edge to an otherwise feminine look. However, even though they quickly spruce up an outfit, they’re not the most versatile accessory. I find that they’re best paired with high-waisted pants, skirts or shorts; anything lower than my belly-button and I could easily pass for Humpty Dumpty. But even if you have to go through a few trial and error ensembles before getting the suspender look down right, once you do I guarantee that you’re going to want to incorporate these stretchy straps into your outfits much more frequently.

photos via chictopia, just jared & tfs

Style Icon: Jane Birkin

June 7, 2010
tags: birkin bag, Charlotte Gainsbourg, hermes, jane birkin, Kate Barry, , , rue de verneuil, serge gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg house,
by Sonia

As a huge fan of Lou Doillon, it should come as no surprise when I say that Jane Birkin is one of my biggest style icons. From her signature straight-cut bangs and stringy brown hair to her almond eyes and mile-long legs, her beauty is a remarkable mix of both innocent Lolita and femme fatale.

Although her style is quite minimalistic, I can honestly say that I don’t think anyone wears a pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt as well as Jane. How she makes an outfit so undeniably casual look sexy and sophisticated is beyond me. I love it how she uses a basket as a purse and almost always cinches her waist with a big, bold belt. She is definitely one of my biggest inspirations when I throw on one of my white peasant tops, or pair of high-waisted shorts.

As the namesake of the Hérmes Birkin bag, the mother of three beautiful and fashionable young women (Lou Doillon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kate Barry), and the former wife of the ever stylish Serge Gainsbourg, Jane never seems to fall far from the fashion branch.

I have to say that she and Serge Gainsbourg are one of the most attractive couples…ever. They are the quintessential bohemian duo and exude the 1970s Parisian-chic that so many of us try and replicate in our daily fashion choices. I admire them so much that I actually have a picture framed of the two of them on my living room wall. The next time I make it back to Paris (*le sigh*), I am definitely going to visit Serge’s house on rue de Verneuil.

Below are some of my favorite photos of Jane…I have to admit that looking at these photos makes me miss my bangs even more!

photos via tfs


November 22, 2009

source: tfs