With their laid-back polish and effortless panache, it's no wonder why the world is mystified by the fashion habits of French women past and present. Though we're definitely inspired by classic Parisiennes like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, there are a crop of contemporary style setters who provide us with the utmost in sophisticated French dressing. Since today marks the first day of Paris Fashion Week, we're highlighting 11 of our favourite French fashion icons. Click through to see examples of their enviable style, plus find out why we love them so much. Photos courtesy of Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Vogue Paris, and Tatler.
Over the weekend, the French celebrated Bastille Day, honouring French independence and all things Gallic. French women are renowned for their beauty, which, as anyone who's strolled the Canal St-Martin in Paris can attest, comes forth in diverse forms. An insouciant flip of the hair, the evening glamour of a deep red lip, the embrace of "flaws" like gap teeth: all so French. But what else makes these women uniquely chic? To find out, we asked a few in-the-know people to explain the je ne sais quoi of French beauty. Keep reading to find out what they said.
With their laid-back polish and effortless panache, it's no wonder why the world is mystified by the fashion habits of French women past and present. Though we're definitely inspired by classic Parisiennes like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, there are a crop of contemporary style setters who provide us with the utmost in sophisticated French dressing. In honour of Bastille Day, we're highlighting 11 of our favourite French fashion icons. Click through to see examples of their enviable style, plus find out why we love them so much. Photos courtesy of Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Vogue Paris, and Tatler
In honour of La Fête Nationale, the celebration of the storming of the Bastille which took place on 14 July 1789, we've rounded up some French and fabulous products that every beauty buff should own. And to the country that has brought us Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, not to mention style icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Clémence Poésy, we say merci!
Bastille Day, France's Independence Day, is today and to celebrate, we've rounded up 10 French women whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire us. Whether it's Brigitte Bardot breezing around St. Tropez, Coco Chanel's legendary tweed suiting, or Lou Doillon's rock 'n' roll style, these women have a sense of style that's all their own. Watch today's Fab Flash for some seriously French fashion inspiration.
As it’s Bastille Day, we’re using it as a good excuse to celebrate our love of all things French — macarons, baguettes, stripes, berets . . . and some of our favourite French actors! These stars offer more than their Gallic beauty and sexy accents — one has won an Oscar and has a role in the most anticipated movie of the year, while another has romanced Chuck Bass on the small screen. Ooh la la!
Tomorrow is Bastille Day, did you know? It may be easy to buy a baguette and don a beret, but we think the chicer (and less obvious) way to celebrate is by getting familiar with the new, cool crop of French fashion labels that are emerging at the mid-tier price bracket. Not as exy as Chanel, but a whole lot more luxe than your standard chain store offerings, these Parisienne labels are worth knowing about. From Maje's undone sense of cool to Estelle Dévé's interesting-but-chic delights to Gerard Darel cult-status totes, your inner Francophile will be waving the flag for our online edit. Bon journée!
- Watch Kim Kardashian turn Harper's staffer Laura Brown into Klaura Kardashian — Harper's Bazaar US
- A banana peel can help you get rid of dry skin on the elbows — Styleist
- Big bouncy hair is yours in just six simple steps — Vogue
- How to treat annoying adult acne — Styling You
- Introducing breast reduction in a bottle — Daily Mail
- Think pink: two new flirty makeup launches hit counter this week — Max Connectors
- Celebrate Bastille Day with some of our favourite French brands — FabSugar UK
- What does Julia Stone, the VP of Global Communications for NARS, swear by? — Into the Gloss
Bonjour Fabettes! Today is Bastille Day, so we're celebrating by letting our inner Francophile out. Before heading out to our nearest boulangerie for lunch, we thought we'd leave you with our top ten so-Frenchy-so-chic inspired fashion buys. Parisienne chic can be yours! Simply channel Catherine Deneuve in a classic trench, or try on Brigitte Bardot's ballet flats for size. Want to be a touch more obvious? You can't beat a Breton striped tee and a beret. Now, excuse us, we have a croissant craving we simply must quash. Bon journée!