Define your style.
I would like to define my style as a mixture between discrete rock n’ roll tomboy meets 1960s easy chic.
When and why did you become interested in fashion?
My mother was definitely a big influence: she used to buy a lot of fashion magazines back when I was little and she always wore cool, beautiful clothes. Ever since I was a little girl, I had a big interest in fashion.
Who/what influences your style the most?
Obscure 1960s garage rock bands, ye-ye girls (like singer Françoise Hardy or actresses such as Anna Karina and Mia Farrow), 1960s simplicity and minimalism, Sofia Coppola’s quiet imagery, French movies, Mick Jagger circa 1967, romantic movies like “Picnic at the Hanging Rock”, French easy chic, architecture, movies, fashion magazines, books, and people on the street. Almost anything can supply a source of inspiration if we take a close look at it, but rock’n’roll ‘s visual culture is always a good supply of inspiration.
You'd never be caught in...
American Apparel latex leggings, loud colors, über sexy clothes and bad fabrics like polyester.
You can't live without... Perfume. And a nice face cream.
Which is, in your opinion, the best piece of clothing ever designed?
I believe Yves Saint Laurent take on tuxedo -Le Smoking-, marked a moment in fashion history when it comes to contemporary/utilitarian women’s wear design: it’s functional, sexy, timeless and chic.
Who are your favorite designers?
Phoebe Philo, Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant, A.P.C., Chloé, Charles Anastase, Sonia Rykiel, Margaret Howell, Dries van Noten, Jil Sander, Joseph, Proenza Schouler (and Luella was pretty good too).
A book, a film and a song.
A book…"Christian Dior" by Françoise Giroud
A film…”Marie Antoinette”. Because it’s a visual treat. And because after its release, girls all over were wearing pink rosy cheeks like the Dauphine herself!
What are your wardrobe staples?
An Isabel Marant blazer, black Repetto flats, black ankle boots, skinny black jeans, black opaque tights.
Currently vintage shoes, especially strappy ones; I’ve been looking for them on Etsy and on Ebay.
What does style means to you?
This question is quite deep and interesting if we take time to analyze it. Style represents a huge part of life: it’s a way to communicate with the outer world without resorting to words.It involves a process of combining all your influences and references (aesthetic, visual, artistic, musical, etc.) into one single mutable entity, resorting to clothes and accessories as elements of communication.
Source: La Mignonette
Source: La Mignonette