Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Last week I was busy dreaming up a winter escape to Paris when the new Karl Lagerfeld Paris lookbook landed in my inbox for a shoot with Vogue (I say this casually as if it happens all the time, ha!). My daydreaming inspired my outfit selection, which included a beret and some leopard print loafers.

When it comes to style, no one does it like the French with their effortlessly chic, ‘I just threw it on and look this cool’ ability to style.

So what are the ‘rules’?

1. Don’t follow the trends. Keep it simple with solid staple pieces – a leather biker jacket, a casual white tee, skinny jeans, a red lip.

2. Investment pieces. Build your closet with timeless investment pieces that you can pair back with the above – a printed silk scarf, a leather quilted crossbody, statement shoes…

3. Bed head. Roll with it.

4. Keep it neutral. All black, creams, earth tones, basics…and buy a striped t-shirt.

5. Slouchy is good.

Check out the full collection here.

This post is in partnership with Karl Lagerfeld Paris

Fall Uniform #OOTD

Fall Uniform #OOTD

Image from my Instagram @laurie_ferraro

OUTFIT DETAILS

Top – Halogen

Denim – GRLFRND x REVOLVE

Jacket – 7 For All Mankind

Boots – Asos

The Grey Plaid Trend

The Grey Plaid Trend

If you’ve recently spent any time roaming around for fall essentials (or on Instagram, while we’re at it), chances are you’ve seen a pattern –literally and figuratively. As it is the case with every season, there’s always that one trend that seems to be the golden thread through all shops and brands. By now it’s pretty clear that this Fall, grey plaid (and especially gray plaid suits) are taking over the reigns. Checks and gingham first made appearances during runway season earlier this year, and with my unwavering love for all things Alexander Wang, you best believe I was sold on the spot. Be it oversized and boxy cuts or form-fitted suits, almost every major label incorporated the trend, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that high-street labels jumped on the bandwagon.

Blazers, coats, pants and skirts – the infatuation is real. And if you’re anything like me, you want them all and you want them now. Lucky for you, I did some scouting for all of us and rounded up my favorite pieces to wear this fall:

Jackets

Bottoms

Outfit Details

Plaid Trench – River Island

High Waisted Jeans – ASOS

Silk Cami – Cami NYC

Belt – ASOS

Boots – Alexander Wang (also here)

Sunglasses – Karen Millen

Bag – Gucci

NYFW Diary: Day 3

NYFW Diary: Day 3

Day three was a light one. I only went to one show, a Chinese designer Taoray Wang, whom I’d never heard of before – which I like.

The show as a whole was an interesting experience for me. Weeks back I actually met Susan Shin who’s PR agency was putting it on. We were at a dinner with mutual friends and got to talking. Fast forward to fashion week and there I am sitting in prime runway real estate, next to … I’ll use the term celebrities here … though I had no idea who they were. They had statement sunnies and body guards and the press were falling over them. Guaranteed I’m photo bombing half those shots like a deer in the headlights, with my three-day old hair and track pants from last season.

Anywho… thoughts on the clothing (cause that’s what we’re all there for right?!??) Half of it I was into. The other half had bows. The belts were a highlight for me. Actually, do we call these belts? Waists cinchers? Whatever they are, I want one.

After the show I went home, laid on my couch and ordered Poke rice paper rolls, because I’m over poke bowls, and you know … my horizons are broad.

Outfit Details

Blazer – Lord & Taylor (similar)

T-Shirt – Adidas

Track Pants – Pretty Little Things (similar)

Boots – Alexander Wang (only site I could find still with decent stock!)

Sunglasses – Karen Walker

NYFW Diary: Day 2

NYFW Diary: Day 2

Day 2 I channelled big bird. And ran into Tess who coincidentally was feeling the lemon pallet too.

I watched my favourite show of the week this day – GCDS – literally wanted to follow the models back stage and peel the clothes right off of them. This is what a love about fashion week, falling in love with a designer ‘court’ side. Have a look at this snippet from the show and see what you think.

After the show I went to Banter and ate this. Then I strolled on over to Concept Korea, popped into the Milly presentation and landed at the WWD x Samsung Party. I drank two glasses of Sav Blanc and made the very important decision to ditch my evening events for pasta.

 A bowl of spaghetti and scallops later I was once again, in bed. Party – Animal.

Outfit Details

Top – Storets

Denim – GRLFRND

Boots – Gucci

Bag – Chloé

 

NYFW Diary: Day 1

NYFW Diary: Day 1

First day of NYFW seems like a life time ago, but we’re still only on Day 5. Well, the rest of the fashion world is on Day 5. I’m hiding out in my apartment, still in my track pants at 3pm, playing catch up on life.

So let’s rewind to Day 1…

I went to brunch with Shopbop and ate mini pancake stacks covered in chocolate. Then I ran to the Cinq à Sept Presentation on the rooftop of the Beekman Hotel which was tres chic – I mean, look at thisThen I headed to the Noon by Noor show which really made me want one of these. Then I somehow apparated to midtown for a very exciting new project I’m working on which I’ll be sharing soon, whoop! Then flew back for the Tadashi showThen I hit the rooftop of the New Museum for a beauty event, then crawled to the Shopbop cocktail party where I drank something that tasted like pop rocks before rolling myself into a hurst and heading home.

I was in bed at 8:30pm.

And this is what I wore – Natasha Zinko, she’s so cool guys, you gotta check out her stuff!

Street Style Image via W Magazine 

Outfit Details

Denim Jacket – Natasha Zinko

Denim Skirt – Natasha Zinko

Tube Top – Urban Outfitters

Boots – Alexander Wang

Sunglasses – Karen Walker

 

© Laurie Ferraro 2018