But suddenly, Sophie Marceau character became my new style icon. I realized that this is exactly in line with my sartorial tastes and aspirations. What she is wearing in the movie is timeless and sexy, but also super simple and minimally accessorized. She wears almost no jewelry and prefers neutral color palette. Her clothes do not steal attention from the woman inside.
Well, except for some fabulous shoes and a gorgeous handbag (fashion editors breath a sigh of relief).
When tried to analyse what do I like so much about her style, I realized that there is not that much to it. Mostly, she looks great because she is beautiful, with fabulous body and great hair (feeling a little deflated here, sigh). Her clothes are basic, fit well and have fluid simple lines that do not distract from her natural beauty. She does not need any embellishments.
But how about us, mere mortals?
Can I dress like Sophie and still look good? Well, certainly not as good as she looks in those pictures, but would dressing like her make me look better, or will I be missing some 'enhancements', provided by statement necklaces, pops of color, belts, bangles and interesting color combinations?
Let me tell you, it is not an easy feat. I tried a simple black tank but it seemed than I did not own the right kind of black tank. My tank was giving me a muffin top. Even with Sophie's face (and hair!), she will not look as dashing, has she suddenly developed a pot belly, I am afraid. I almost gave up and resigned myself to forever distracting the eye with pattern mixing, camouflaging my jiggly bits with neon belts and sassy bereted (French, like Sophie) chickens...
Here is another, I dare say slightly more successful attempt. I decided to stay with my linen separates, which I have donned for the last couple of weeks. It is French Riviera hot here in New Jersey.
|No color popping!!!|
|Wide movie shot|
Sunglasses help. Do you think I should I add a cigarette?
That's all folks!
Do you think this only works for Sophie-like fabulous creatures?
Can we benefit from shedding some accessories or is it just plain boring?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!