October 6th, 2018
British Vogue

‘A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi’

“What makes the French so chic?” queries British Vogue in this story on actor Isabelle Huppert. Elegant understatement gets my vote and Ms. Huppert certainly embodies this theory — especially with Venetia Scott’s styling and photography. The life-long Parisienne’s sage advice on getting dressed: trust your instinct, dress for yourself, and always leave something to the imagination — well said.

The bold red lip is on my radar…


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Bebe ribbed cotton top


Manon Wedge


Deeply pleated shirt dress


Heure H 21 mm small gold-plated and textured-leather watch


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


Aviles ribbed wool-blend sweater


Grosgrain-trimmed cady tunic


Lerins sandals in vegetable-tanned calfskin


Satin midi skirt


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


Stretch Pumps in mesh


The Pouch medium leather clutch

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  • I got enticed by red lipstick in photos, but IRL it doesn’t really work on me. I only wear on occasion for a photo.

    KathyOctober 6th, 2018  11:31 AM

  • European women have that little something that American women just don’t have!

    Claude RemainsOctober 6th, 2018  4:19 PM

  • I am a New Yorker who has lived in France for thirty five years and I can say that Isabelle Huppert is one of the chicest women in France and one of the best actresses of her generation, anywhere. I guess when it comes to fashion French women believe in restraint , simplicity and they don’t care what anyone else is doing.

    RTGOctober 7th, 2018  9:38 AM

  • Excited to see your post featuring one of my favorite actors. Never mind French girl cool, Isabelle Huppert is the epitome of a French woman, confident and certain about who she is. If you haven’t seen her in the movie Elle, do.

    KWOctober 7th, 2018  9:44 PM

  • @Kathy I’m the same! My solution is lip balm, then dab on the lipstick, blot into a stain and then lip gloss on top for a subtle red that doesn’t look severe!

    disneyrollergirlOctober 8th, 2018  10:10 AM

  • I love everything about this feature, right down to the wall paint! I wish I could see more of the dress at bottom – hooray for short sleeves + the color is exquisite! Although I haven’t made a research project out of it, French women and men carry a more relaxed approach to every aspect of their life, including dressing. For better or worse, Americans live a more ordered, sometimes overdrive, to-do-list life which, although it makes for a highly productive society and results in huge accomplishments, it also comes through in our appearance, in how we approach personal grooming, and how we dress. But it can’t hurt to keep trying!

    PaulaOctober 9th, 2018  1:21 AM


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