Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Girls with Allure: La Mignonette

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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. 
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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.
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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.
Your passion is...  Definitely fashion.
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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!
A song…The Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the devil"
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What are your wardrobe staples?
An Isabel Marant blazer, black Repetto flats, black ankle boots, skinny black jeans, black opaque tights.
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A fetish 
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



que boniiitta, ¡por favor!

Alexandra said...

Love her style! She really suits the sixties look.
Always enjoy your Girls with Allure feature!

G said...

I loved this post (and the pictures were gorgeous — so inspiring!) and am about to check out the rest of your Girls with Allure.

Unknown said...

Hola!!me gusta mucho tu blog y me he animado a seguirlo, he creado yo uno hace poco y me gustaria que lo siguieras y ver que te parece!que al ser nueva necesito apoyo y animo!muchas gracias!un besazo!!!

Simona said...

I love it when you feature 'Girls with Allure' so inspiring!

diarte said...

gracias por tu comentario!!
por cierto, no había visto el nuevo layout! que bonito!!!

PiruletadeGato said...

Gracias, me encanta descubir nuevos e inspiradores blogs :)

ECLECchic said...

Hola María, soy María. Te he descubierto y me encanta tu blog. Me pasaré a menudo. Por cierto me encanta el look!. Hasta pronto!

Joanna M. said...


Oce again thank you much for your kind invitation. It turned out so good!


Emma Lavelle said...

I love her blog, her post about this feature led me to your blog and it's lovely. Great feature xx

afrosaxon said...

thanks for introducing me to a new blog

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