Vintage Inspiration: Spring 2007 – Françoise Hardy

April 23, 2007
Francoise Hardy 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. Francophile Fashion Icon Francoise Hardy 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. Francophile Fashion Icon Francoise Hardy 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! Francoise Hardy 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?

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  • Reply Stylebites April 25, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    She looks soooo Czech! But love the creases under her eyes. Super sexy!

  • Reply Queen of Suburbia T-shirts April 26, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Love the stripy tee,always a classic.My t-shirt range would not have been complete without some.

  • Reply diana April 30, 2007 at 11:42 am

    My take on wearing golden leggings with casual outfits, everyday:
    Thanks, have a great day!

  • Reply punky May 24, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Just found your blog today and i love it!
    your fab!

  • Reply Ive aka 1amcoffee July 1, 2007 at 1:30 am

    I think the big square sunglasses with thick frame and the messy hair are key to her look

  • Reply marji December 6, 2008 at 5:26 pm


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