Recently, my life’s greatest influences in terms of style, art, creativity, have been from 1960s France. Last year around this time, my style icon was Jane Birkin. Now, for Spring/Summer 2007, I am looking to the beautiful Yé-yé princess Françoise Hardy for fashion (and beauty) inspiration.
With her messy sexy, heavily fringed light golden brown hair–perfectly framing her strong square face, eyebrows as full as her neutral-stained pouty lips, and mostly minimal, somewhat menswear-inspired outfits, it is easy to see why she has been a muse to tastemakers like Bob Dylan and Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière.
If you pay close attention to Françoise’s personal style, you can tell that in addition to her favorite accessory; an acoustic guitar–she also loved boots, leather, the color blue, and a really good Spring coat!
I have to admit that I haven’t perfected my recipe for the ultimate Françoise Hardy S/S 07 look, but I’m thinking that Alice Ritter’s current collection might be a good place to start. *sigh* Oh Alice, my love…that’s another blog post in itself. Hell, I could probably devote an entire blog to my fascination with her designs. Anyway…
Anyone have any good ideas for achieving this look?