MOD­ERN FRENCH GIRL STYLE

The Kit’s fash­ion ed­i­tor, Jil­lian Vieira, falls for the new wave of Parisian dress­ing

The Kit - - THE KIT.CA -

One men­tion of Paris and some­one some­where will un­doubt­edly wax po­etic about the city’s style: the unattain­able ease, the en­dur­ing icons, the ubiq­ui­tous Bre­ton stripe. Yes, my fash­ion mood boards will for­ever fea­ture the likes of Brigitte Bar­dot and Fran-Çoise Hardy ef­fort­lessly sport­ing ma­rine caps and go­ing bra­less in cot­ton blouses, but the pass­ing of more than a half cen­tury has given way to a whole new style ap­proach I’m cur­rently try­ing to cop. It’s one that’s si­mul­ta­ne­ously low-key and de­lib­er­ate and it all starts with a new all-star crop of French girls I’m fol­low­ing. In the model-cum-muse cat­e­gory is Paris-born, Cal­i­for­nia-based Camille Rowe whose closet of graphic tees and skater flares fits in with her coastal blonde and swipes of that per­fect, slightly-bet­ter-than-your- own lip balm. I’m also into Jeanne Da­mas, a front-row fix­ture and de­signer in her own right, whose grandpa blaz­ers, high- waisted denim and loonie- sized hoops give off a vin­tage vibe at­trib­uted to her ultra- chic pre­de­ces­sors. New­est to the pack is Toulouse na­tive Tina Ku­nakey, she of the hoodie and fur top­per predilec­tion, who, along with her beau, ac­tor Vin­cent Cas­sel, has the mak­ings of the next Birkin-Gains­bourg ro­mance (in the In­sta­gram age, of course). What do all three fash­ion in­sid­ers have in com­mon? They de­vi­ate from the clichés and have re­de­fined the cool girl clas­sics in the process. Sign me up!

P.E NA­TION

TOP, $225, NET-APORTER.COM REDKEN NO BLOW DRY NBD AIRY CREAM, $24, SA­LONS PAUL AN­DREW SHOES, $1,110, PAULANDREW.COM

Tina Ku­nakey

Jeanne Da­mas

BABATON BY ARITZIA

JACKET, $225, ARITZIA.COM

Camille Rowe

JEN­NIFER FISHER EARRINGS, $445, JENNIFERFISHERJEWELRY.COM

FRENCH GIRL OR­GAN­ICS SERUM, $25, ETSY.COM

ÊTRE CÉ­CILE TOP, $125, HUD­SON’S BAY

TORY BURCH PANTS, $465, TORY BURCH

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