French it-girls, the new Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin
September 26, 2019
Paris, the city of lights, capital of Haute Couture, and the place of the dreamy French it-girls. Paris is also home to the super chic Inès de la Fressange, Jane Birkin and Caroline de Maigret, who embody this aspirational charm. Parisian girls are known for their effortless chicness and coolness. Today, the new Jane Birkins have Instagram accounts that are an endless source of outfit inspiration. And here the ones you should follow.
If you read Notorious, by now, you probably already know Jeanne Damas. She is the Parisian it-girl par excellence and also the founder of the fashion label Rouje. Of course, it is the best address to find the perfect jeans, all the cute little dresses and cardigans. Her 1.2m followers on Instagram can’t have enough of Damas’ quintessentially French looks.
Estelle Chemouny Pigault
The Instagram images of this beautiful model are like a fashion magazine. Expect very cool and trendy looks.
Still in her teens, she’s one of the coolest French it-girls, no wonder she’s a #MangoGirl. And since 2016, Annabelle is part of the Gucci Gang. She loves thrift shops and mixes feminine and sophisticated pieces with street-style or masculine garments. Together with her three BFFs and fashion influencers, Thais Klapisch, Angelina Woreth and Crystal Murray, she has launched Safe Place. The online platform helps give voice to people who have suffered sexual abuse and harassment.
The classic and elegant style of Léa-Elisabeth makes her Instagram the right place to find cool French girl inspiration. Léa says she prefers to buy one beautiful good-quality piece than several ones for the same amount of money. That’s why she invests in timeless essentials.
The Parisian blogger, creative consultant, director and mother-of-two, has an effortless chicness that we so love. Her Instagram account with almost 300k followers is an excellent source of fashion inspiration for classic looks.
Almost always dressed in black and white or block-colours, the Paris-based singer Melissa Bon has a minimalist style that is chic and nonchalant. Melissa says she’s a uniform person because she doesn’t want to worry about what she’s wearing. She has curated wardrobe filled with elegant pieces. And her favourite being a black turtleneck, black pants, white shirt, loafers and ballerinas.
The 22-year-old artist and model grew up in Mallorca with her French father and Malaysian-Chinese mother, but lives in Paris and is the epitome of French it-girl style. Solange loves mixing vintage pieces with new brands and says her favourite garment is a vintage Versace jacket she inherited from her father.
Deborah Reyner Sebag
The fashion consultant shows on her Insta account Daily Deb, how Parisian girls do street-style; classic looks that feel comfortable and contemporary.