Steal Her Style! Jeanne Damas and French Girl Cool
Hey hey! What are your plans for the weekend?
Perhaps you are prepping your 333 for a September 1 start date?? Eh??
Maybe you need some inspiration!! Last week, I talked about channelling a style maven or concept to help you get into the "role." Currently, I'm playing "Miromama Duma": mom, Russian entrepreneur, pickled fish eater, environmental superhero, and fashion risk-taker. Who're you gonna be?
I've got some ideas for you! This week:
1. The (Annoyingly) Effortless Cool French Girl, i.e. Jeanne Damas.
Picasso said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal!" Let's be great and STEAL HER STYLE! That's right. WE'RE NOT GONNA BUY ANYTHING! At least, not right now. But, maybe later. In the true spirit of the 333, I'm going to show you how to she styles her clothes so you can do the same with yours, instead of buying a bunch of new stuff.
Ok, do you know Jeanne? Two things about Jeanne:
1. She's annoyingly beautiful... no duh, she's French.
2. She started her own French clothing label, Rouje, which is annoyingly good.
Here she is with all her amazing French-ness.
I'm going to save you the "French girls always blah blah blah" and, instead, show you the facts (in the form of JD photos) so you'll really believe me and get right into stealing her style.
JD Style Steal #1: A Red Lip.
Hmmm. True? Perhaps. French women are notorious for skimping on foundation, but they also take great care of their skin, correct? Also, it's worth considering... she's a model.
Ok, moving on.
JD Style Steal #2: High-waisted jeans. You have these already.
JD Style Steal #3: In picking a top, denim + denim/black + black/navy + black= looking like a French badass.
JD Style Steal #4: Borrow a big sweater or button down.
JD Style Steal #5: Tuck it IN. Tuck everything in.
JD Style Steal #6: Unbutton one more! And add a gold pendant necklace!
JD Style Steal #7: Top it off with a wool blazer or coat.
JD Style Steal #8: Mess up your hair for a little je ne sais quoi.
And def add a basket!
Is it later yet? Think Picasso was overrated anyways? Go ahead and buy these beautiful things to complete the whole costume.
Will you do it? Steal her style and, I'm telling you, the possibilities of your imaginary Parisian life are endless. Steal her style and you'll look the part.
Stay tuned.. Coming up this fall on Steal Her Style, 333 inspiration by request: Solange Supreme, Woodsy Professor, and Twiggy Smalls.
Also, I'll be sharing more 333 pics, along with those of a few other willing participants. Please share your current fashion persona in the comments below. FYI: My friend Ally is KILLING it this summer as "Goth Witch."
Cover photo by Spela Kasal for Vogue Russia