It is a very festive Muse Monday today. In accordance with the holidays, today is about the 1980s classic character Ellen Griswold. I have always loved the outfit she wore during the apex of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. A white blouse and natural waistline a-line skirt? Peak 80s festive. I bet the entire outfit was [...]
Last month I wrote about Lou Doillon. This week I am writing about her mom, Jane Birkin. Perhaps you have heard of the little known, under-the-radar designer bag, the Hermes Birkin? It was named after French songstress and actress, Jane. As lore goes, Jane was boarding a flight and the basket she used as a [...]
While Nan Kempner is largely known for her style and taste, did you know that she was quite the influencer philanthropist? I once read they she raised millions upon millions for an NYC hospital. I cannot decide which is more impressive: her philanthropy work or that she only missed one YSL show ever.
Much like Françoise Hardy, I get hair inspiration as opposed to style inspiration from Charlotte Rampling. I could only wish that my fine shoulder-length bronde (brunette-blonde) hair that constantly falls, looked a tenth as fantastic as Charlotte Rampling's (or even Françoise's). Makes me want to book daily blowouts.
I initially read about Françoise Hardy in Amanda Brooks' book, I Love Your Style. Françoise is so quintessentially Parisian chic; it is a look that I have frequently seen mimicked by many an American woman, but never achieved. If there is any hair look I could co-op, it would be the thick bang and medium [...]
Amanda Brooks wrote not only one, but two of my favorite books. I read I Love Your Style a solid eight years ago and gleaned so much from her insights. The reference photos she included are absolutely amazing. 10/10 recommend her book. Even more so, I recommend Always Pack a Party Dress; a title taken [...]