Virginie Mouzat, Editor-In-Chief of Fashion for Vanity Fair, France is another of my French style muses. Though she doesn’t stick to a single uniform, there is a consistency to her look utilizing cleanly designed basics, neutrals and a mix of structure and softer pieces that I find accessible. She deploys prints sparingly but effectively, and does seem to share my affinity for leopard print.
From her interview in Net-a-Porter’s The Edit last year:
Generally speaking, I like that my outfits don’t shout “fashion”, but whisper “style”. I don’t like an outfit to speak louder than me.
My sentiments exactly!
Many of the garments I’ve seen her pictured wearing are riffs on classics that can be updated with current accessories. She seems to favor tops with a bit of ease and fluidity. Granted, she is tall and slim, but I think there are versions of these pieces that would flatter a variety of body types.
The look, translated: (though I’ve replaced the stilettos she’s wearing in pictures above with some lower, walkable heels)
Top L to R – Coat: Stella McCartney // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Ring: Saint Laurent // Silk Blouse: J.Crew //
Peacoat: J.Crew // Sweater: Eileen Fisher
Bottom L to R – Boots: Tabitha Simmons // Slim Pants: J.Crew // Cashmere Tee: J.Crew // Trousers: J.Crew // Boots: Belle by Sigerson Morrison
Who are your style muses? How have you incorporated elements of their style into your own?
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