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Posted on March 20, 2014

Parisienne Hippie Chic

Accessoires/ Jumpers/ Wardrobe
From the fake Parisian Diane Kruger, whose relaxed and impeccable style continues to impress us, we move over to Bérengère, a real Parisian showing us how to do effortless Hippie Chic.

Bérengère is my lovely colleague here in London, a newly married Parisian from Versailes, living in London’s little France, South Kensington.

Known as “Berry” to the non-French speakers in the office , Bérengère’s  gallic style is epitomised by her skilful mix of high-end fashion with high-street, in her tousled hair style, and in the subtleness of her make-up.

Want to know more about Berry’s style? Read an in depth-interview with her on her fashion secrets here.

Bérengère is wearing:

  • Aztec print poncho-esque cardigan from a shop in Notting Hill ‘Skinny Skimmer’ Jeans from GAP
  • Tan Chelsea Boots from Massimo Dutti
  • Nail varnish from Essie
  • Turquoise ring from Gucci
  • Necklace from Van Cleef

gucci turqouise ring

  Berengere London Street style Aztec poncho
Inside Berry’s cosmetic bag:
  ·        Pivoine Flora Handcreme from L’Occitane
 ·        Exaggerate Eyeliner from Rimmel
 ·        Rouge Caresse Lipstick from Loreal in “Rock ‘n mauve”
Cosmetic Bag Berry
Posted on July 7, 2011

Le Style Parisienne

Romantique/ Wardrobe

After having read Ines de la Fressange’s style guide on Parisian chic, I was eager to find out what Parisian style is really like on the streets.

Here are my observations:

·         90% of Parisians wear ballet shoes, the rest flat, open sandals or moccasins (no 12 cm plateau high heels that are so popular in London!)

·         Their make-up and hair is made up ‘au naturel’

·         Parisiennes braved the heat with jumpsuits, dainty, flowing silk dresses (never too short, never too much cleavage. You show either legs or a bit of cleavage, never both)

·         Their favourite accessory is NOT the mobile phone. Unfortunately it has become a common sight to see girls constantly playing with their mobile devices, however this did not strike me as much in Paris

To summarise:  Timeless, effortless elegance equals style a la Parisienne which matches Ines style guide advice.

Below are some photo impressions that I captured on the Parisian streets, and in the shops (great boutique in Rue Scribe)


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