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Real insight on French culture from a French native point of view.
Mostly run by Em, 26, living in Paris.
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un-boudoir:

Galerie des Modes et Costumes français, Cahier des Costumes français,
Jolie danseuse vêtue d’un Caraco plissé et à gorgerette décoltée de taffetas d’Italie mordoré, avec un tablier de linon à fleurs pareil à la garniture du Caraco : les noeuds rosettes et rubans couleur de rose

un-boudoir:

Galerie des Modes et Costumes français, Cahier des Costumes français,

Jolie danseuse vêtue d’un Caraco plissé et à gorgerette décoltée de taffetas d’Italie mordoré, avec un tablier de linon à fleurs pareil à la garniture du Caraco : les noeuds rosettes et rubans couleur de rose

What are your favorite stores to shop for clothes in France? And what do you think about fashion and France in general?


Oh…  Zara, H&M, Promod, Camaïeu, Naf-Naf, Kookai and when I have some extra-money, Maje, Zadig et Voltaire, The Kooples, American Apparel… They are the main brands. However, I shop a lot of vintage clothes, whether online or in second-hand clothes stores. 

I think that the French usually don’t “follow” what magazines say. They’d just rather have their own style than copy actors and singers’ sense of fashion. Of course they get inspired by what they see around them, but they pick details they like and mix them with vintage things or stuff like that… Everybody has his own little tricks to create their very own style. People won’t buy very fashionable brands just because there are fashionable. If it doesn’t suit their own style, they just won’t. 

The French motto about fashion could be this quote from Chanel : “La mode se démode, le style jamais.” (Fashion fades, only style remains the same.) 

Aujourd’hui, terrible engueulade avec mon copain. Il nous aura fallu une heure et l’intervention de mon colocataire pour lui faire entendre raison. Le sujet ? Mon copain est allemand et voulait sortir avec un bermuda assorti à de ravissantes chaussettes hautes. J’ai dû pleurer pour l’en empêcher. VDM

Soazig

Fashion Trends in Paris

I just wanted to say hi. I was born in Paris so I speak french too, but my english is much better :) i was wondering if you could give me some fashion advice. I miss Paris and i haven’t been back in a few years and i wanted to know what is in style.

Merci

I do love Fashion but I wouldn’t know how to explain… Though, you can have a look at these links, which are Fashion blogs/websites I follow. Most of them are famous fashionistas here. 

Punky B 

Le Blog de Betty

Cherry Blossom Girl

Garance Doré

Tendances de Mode

Elle Mode 

J’espère que tu y trouveras ton bonheur !