April 5th, 2011
How to Get the new French Style
Everyone is talking about the “New Wave of French Style,” whose leader Emmanuelle Alt (the new editor of Vogue Paris) has changed the image of the typical French woman. Gone are the Chanel suits and Kelly bags, now Paris fashion means slim jeans, messy hair, and a statement tailored jacket. So how do we get this effortless look?
Get yourself some skinny jeans. Alt (pictured) wears a lot of J Brand (available from www.netaporter.com), but she also shops at Topshop.
Ditch the makeup. OK, not quite, but make it look like you aren’t wearing much. Try the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation, from Sephora ($40).
Buy a sharp jacket, think Rick Owens, Balmain or a reasonably priced piece from Banana Republic, the Military Raw Cut Jacket ($109). —ASI