In an interview with Style.com, Ines de la Fressange, author of one of my favourite books; style guide ‘Parisian Chic‘ said ‘there are never really fashion victims in Paris’. She was making the point that the effortless chic we understand French women to possess does not come from buying into current trends or brand new pieces but rather from the philosophy of never really seeming too interested in fashion and staying true to the belief that ‘less is more’. The less being about quality and retaining wardrobe classics throughout the seasons and years.
Fifi Chachnil, French designer of lingerie and pret a porter, clearly agrees with Ines de la Fressange. She has the most delightful line of ready to wear, includes skirts and dresses that make a woman feel impeccable in all circumstances and in no time at all. Here I’m wearing her orange babyloo and skirt for an evening out in Paris earlier this month. An absolute delight to wear – made from 100% silk (polka dot chiffon) if Fifi’s designs do not inspire you to fall in love in The City of Light then I don’t know what will.
I absolutely loved being in Paris for New Year. I have a few more photos from the holiday to post soon, Blog Reader. I admit that so far the rest of January has involved trying to recreate aspects of that trip – cue visits to London’s Laduree and much reading of French travel guides! I hope to be back there very soon to see more of the city.
Click here to view Fifi Chachnil’s pret a porter collection.
Photos: William Williams.