Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Le Garçon Manqué

As a Vogue collector and a student of French, I have always been an avid reader (i.e. flicking through the editorials) of Paris Vogue. I am therefore naturally familiar with the exceptional and inspiring work of Emmanuelle Alt, the fashion director of the magazine. However, it wasn't until recently, when perusing the archives of Jak & Jil Blog that I discovered her own personal style. She is the epitome of effortless, Parisian chic - one of those revered women who wears a definite uniform yet miraculously never seems predictable. The stylist seamlessly juxtaposes both high and low end pieces (such as her trusty Topshop skinny jeans with a Balmain blazer) proving that true style exists regardless of how much money you have to spend. Her beauty lies in her simplicity, don't you think?

Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a t-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it's just right, when you don't see the effort, it's irresistible. - Emmanuelle Alt

(photos from Jak & Jil)


  1. I just discovered your blog a couple of minutes ago and I must say that I'm SO HAPPY I DID IT!!! It's been a freaking long time since the last time I found a GOOD blog. We share the same taste and love for the french and french vogue. Your blog is everything I need for inspiration and daily reading. Keep up on blogging, I'll be your follower for sure.

  2. Wonderful post!


  3. I think I have that very same belt in the lowest picture. Possibly borrowed/stolen accidentally/on purpose from your Dad.

  4. Yes, french ladies has definitely that something.I love their dressing style.You cannot compare it to any other, and so different from danish streetstyle.