Charlotte - Style & fashion

Charlotte - Style & fashion

Bonsoir, my name is Charlotte. My mother, ex-model for Saint-Laurent, is American but I’ve lived in Paris since I was 4 years old. Since my mother was often abroad for fashion shows, my French grandmother, a dressmaker for Chanel, taught me the way to become a real Parisian. Today, I’m a wedding-planner and my husband directs a famous fashion magazine. I don’t have to tell you that I have a front seat at all of the fashion shows and I’ve developed a good general culture about fashion. Although I’m the personal shopper for my friends, my strong points are marriage and elegance.

As a great lover of masculine elegance and having the good fortune to live with one of the most chic & smart Italians on the peninsula I was a little worried that this period of confinement would be synonymous with jogging for him as well as for me. In order not to fall into the trap of letting go physically and morally, I immediately decided to put my wardrobe to the test. And nice surprise, my man also with a trend, I take out my pyjamas and English dressing gowns until breakfast!

The Parisian and her handbag…a love story over the centuries. It can be mini, just enough for a phone and a credit card although very often huge, heavy and an annex to our home. We love it. During a well-filled day, it even turns into a set of matryoshkas, the Balenciaga shopping bag housing a Fendi evening bag and, of course, a makeup bag, not forgetting the shoulder bag for things that have to be found quickly…

Introducing the Pantone Color of the Year 2020, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity. So Chic, So Parisian! Certainly and above all, a symbol of great elegance. We will be tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture to make the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 a truly immersive color experience for all.

For us Parisian women, February and March are two months synonymous with moda, fashion shows and new ideas to stitch on the catwalks! As every year we are waiting for the program not to miss the show of our darlings, for some Dior, for others Jacquemus (I love...), and for many of my girlfriends, Chanel and its theatrical moves. Here is the schedule to prepare you, Paris during fashion weeks is just incredible, at every street corner you meet models, Vip or strangers dressed in incredible ways!

Are you in the hunt for a chic and effortless Parisian looking? The hairstyle is fundamental and for the last two years the fringe cut have been everywhere. But as always the Parisian woman even with fringe has a style all her own. Let's try to decipher together... First rule: while bangs can be worn on most hairstyles, they don't necessarily fit everyone and can't necessarily correspond to all hair types, so you'll have to be critical in front of the mirror and make a few adjustments to its shape or length for a true Parisian look. If you've always hesitated to adopt it in 2019, this year it's almost unavoidable in Paris provided you choose the right fringe.

Twice a year, fashion's elite descend upon Paris for Haute Couture week 2020. The much-anticipated showcase presents the opportunity for couturiers to let their imaginations run free and design without the constraints of ready-to-wear practicalities.

The mystery of stilettos revealed… Scientists have observed that stiletto heels accentuate the movement of a woman’s hips, while shortening their stride...

What is a Parisian?

A Parisian, or Parisienne in French, is a charming woman, often chic but complex and paradoxical. Let’s be clear: you can be charming without an ultra-bright smile and chic in blue jeans. The Parisian has an elusive personality that’s hard to pin down. At first, she comes off as distant and a little cold. But fairly quickly you realize she’s refined but nice. She’s saucy, with a stinging sense of humor. She likes to surprise you. She’ll open up when you least expect it, then suddenly pull back into her shell, and finally go back to being her charming self again.

"Black is always trendy" is what people often say to each other when they don't know what to wear. In any case.... Black is the Parisian woman’s color. Beyond the boulevard périphérique—the wall that “protects” the capital—women wear beige, blue, and pastel tones, but in the Ville Lumière, black persists and always wins. Although the runways and fashion magazines offer the new colors of the season, when buying, reason beats emotion and the Parisienne chooses black because it is the “master key” that goes with everything and suits all situations. 

While in other cultures “over accessorizing” is seen simply as a demonstration of femininity, in Paris it’s considered good form not to overdo it for fear of looking tasteless. That might seem a paradoxical attitude, but it’s based on the Parisian woman’s mentality of “less is more.” Basically, you can spoil a look by trying to overdo it, and that applies to jewelry, makeup, accessories, and plastic surgery. So…

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