The most simple looks and outfits are the ones which appeals me the most from picture at the Fashion Weeks. The queen of Parisian chic is doubtless Emmanuelle Alt (above) looking great in a shearling coat with fur and a braided black belt in the waist, and (underneath) in black wool coat with satin details. Right behind Emmanuelle Alt, there are two parisians who dress impeccable cool as well and that are of course Capucine Safyurtlu and Géraldine Saglio. I read an article in the Net-à-Porter online magazine, where I found this spot on quote: “If anyone started the hands-free trend, it was the French. Hands are for front-row invites and smokes.” Very true, do we ever see the Parisians with a bag?
Fabolous editorial in the March 2013 issue of Vogue Spain. Anna Selezneva is styled by Géraldine Saglio in amazing pieces from Saint Laurent, Balmain, Céline, Chanel among others… Love the first look with the red fur sandals/slippers from Céline, the velvet pants and the slouchy hat. The editorial is photgraphed by Giampaolo Sgura.
This spring is all about the high heeled knee-high gladiator sandal. Altuzurra showed some amazing ones, as well as Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Wang and Jimmy Choo. In the latest issue of Vogue Paris Natasha Poly is styled by Géraldine Saglio in thigh high boots for their ‘I love New York’ editorial. Very bohemian and goregous 70s looks where we can spot the stunning Ferragemo boots and the S/S13 Altuzurra ones. Above you’ll see the Salvatore Ferragamo laced-up boots that is also featured in the editorial underneath.
I can’t get enough of Géraldine Saglio and her styling for the moment, and I really like her work for the latest issue of Vogue Paris December/January 2012/2013 (their smacked Christmas issue). She has not only styled iconic supermodel Christy Turlington shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, but also Malgosia Bela in a super cool editorial inside Ferber Studios photographed by Lachlan Bailey. So I have picked some of my favourite looks from the Christmas issue in this post. First out is Christy: love the tube top with a simple pair of black pants with a statement-belt, like this one from Balmain. Again, here is that belly peek….and perfectly styled with a pair of ankle-short black trousers. Super nice to add a pair of white shoes with that, even though I am a bit tired of those white pointy Céline pumps… In the ‘Le Ciel dans un Chambre’-editorial Malgosia looks super fly in a striped top paired with a red suede skirt as well as in the flared denim pants styled with a white thick knitwear. And hey, I want that Gucci horse-bit necklace in gold!
Perfection kind of sum up these laced-up sude boots from Jimmy Choo. And I kind of want them… They are the typical Emmanuelle Alt/Geraldine Saglio type of shoe. Wouldn’t you say? Anyway, I use to think that if you have a really nice pair of shoes and a super classy and cool bag that you like, you can get away with almost wearing anything. Those two pieces are essentials in a great everyday look. I would add, the ‘perfect’ jacket though. It could be anything – a cool leather, an olive green army jacket, a fuzzy oversized coat or a perfect peacock jacket. I would definitely say that one of the top ten bags ever made is this one underneath, from Louis Vuitton and designed by Sofia Coppola. So if I must, hehe, choose one I would definitely go for this one.
It has always been two persons I’ve been Google-ing when it comes to inspiration – during the time I’ve had the blog and waaay back as well. Of course Carine Roitfeld could be one of them (and trust me I do like her style) but actually not. Numero uno when it comes to fast inspo is the one and only Emmanuelle Alt (Editor in Chief Vogue Paris). She know how to dress impeccable cool, relaxed and with that french chic-ness that you wanna achieve. For an example, in the summer: a loose-fitted shirt, denim shirt or khaki-green cotton shirt, paired with a pair of low-waisted skinny jeans – styled with a statement belt (but very simple could be Balmain or Isabel Marant), a pair of delicate but yet very chic shoes (pointy pumps of any kind, Valentino, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana heeled mesh sandals…) and top the whole look of with her jewellery: a classic ‘Tank Francoise’ watch in gold or silver with a leather strap from the french brand Cartier, a statment ‘Collier de Chien’ bracelet from Hermès and her own personal bracelets and rings. In the winter: just add a modern and cool, yet classic, fur coat, woolen peacock coat or a perfect leather (Balenciaga, Balmain, Isabel Marant…) with a pair of heeled pointy ankle boots – and you have got the style.
Alt’s right hand is for sure stylist and editor Géraldine Saglio (as you see in the pictures as well…). Her style is very alike the Alt style – french, simple and cool. Classic staples are: wide-flared jeans, chunky knitwears, knee-high suede boots and statement jeans (Current Elliott, Isabel Marant…).
Lately there is one person I’ve been begin to ‘style-stalke’. She is on the ‘Alt-French-Vogue’ team and one of the editors at the magazine. She has also been called Alt’s Mini-Me and her name is Capucine Safyurtlu. Lately I’ve been spotting her next to Alt and Saglio always at every fashion week – and her style is super cool. A mix of the best from Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio.
Capucine Safyurtlu styles classic and modern jackets, coats and furs with skinny jeans and – of course a belt – always with a naturell and fresh make-up and floating hair. Boyfriend-fitted jeans, loose t-shirts in the palette of grey, black and white and pointy pumps are staples in her wardrobe. Love it!
The beauty editorial ‘The New Faces’ is photgraphed by Karim Sadli and styled by Géraldine Saglio – from the latest issue of Vogue Paris Beauté. I like the idea of making a beauty editorial a little bit more excited with featuring the hottest and most up-coming models in it and making they talk about their beauty habits. Not anything particular exciting but just adding a more relaxed vibe over the magazine.
The editorial ‘Sur la Route’ is styled by Géraldine Saglio for the Vogue Paris November issue 2012. The all americano vs feminine biker-style is captured by Lachlan Bailey and modelling by Anna Selezneva. Even if myself wouldn’t put on a pair of cowboy boots I love the simplicity of the Saglio styling – a great pair of jeans (skinny or boot-cut), a simple tee, a low-waisted belt and a great jacket – like the oversized suede jacket.