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Icon: Parisian ‘It’ Girl Jeanne Damas

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Jeanne Damas is the modern-day Jane Birkin; France’s ANSWER to Alexa Chung; a younger Caroline de Maigret with a penchant for 70s style; the girl who can throw on an OUTFIT in two seconds and look better than most of us.

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My obsession with all things Parisian (see exhibits one, two and three) continues with Jeanne Damas. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I yearn for having Parisian blood running through my veins. They have the effortless nonchalance nailed to the core, a kind of insouciant sophistication that says “I am not familiar with trying,” and by nature adopt a simple and no-frills attitude towards clothing. Jeanne Damas stands out because of her inclination towards 70s style. In her wardrobe you’ll find striped tees, flared-everything, button down skirts, and more colour than the usual Parisienne. There’s also an attitude: she’s more positive and bohemian than the rest, usually with a smile and a certain glow.

You may know her by her signature red-lip pout, her recent collection for Reformation, or her blog showcasing a charmed life full of traveling and afternoons spent with friends with red wine and a cigarette.

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ON THE PARISIENNE

“For me the Parisian girl is natural, chic and quite disarming. I like the rock and modern look of Saint Laurent, but I also love brands like Dior and Valentino.”

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ON LIFE

“I like to take my time, and Parisians love to take their time — sleeping in, enjoying sunlit terraces, having long dinners…”

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ON BEAUTY

“I live in Paris, a city where you have a lot of stylish women, so I learned a lot by observing the women in the street. But my mother was always a big influence, as well; she is always very feminine in high heels and perfectly cut dresses, with perfect makeup but never too much. She taught me never to expose myself to the sun without SPF 50 and never between 12 and 4 PM.”

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ON PARIS VS. NEW YORK

“New Yorkers have a perfect look from head to toe, on the other hand, French women are messier with their aesthetic, they don’t calculate their look as much. French girls just want to be beautiful without caring as much about being fashionistas.”

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ON HER FAVOURITE SPOTS

Croissant: Blé Sucre, 7 rue Antoine Vollon 75012.
Macaron: Pierre Hermé, 133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008.
Café: Any cafe around the Square Gardette.
Museum: Jeu de Paume, 1 Place de la Concorde, 75008.
Date Spot: Aux Deux Amis, 45 Rue Oberkampf, 75011.
Salon: Studio 34, 34 rue Mont Thabor, 75001.
Shopping: Le Bon Marche, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007.
Night out: Le Montana, 28 rue St Benoît, 75006.
Métro Line: 8

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    Jeann
    September 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    aaahhhh this is so cool, Victoria. I love her style and her look, Alexa Chung, surprisingly is not my fav. Olivia Palermo is more my kind of gal. I like that picture with her taking a shot with the camera, her outfit is so cute there.

    Yes, she definitely fits the definition of a Parisian chic girl, I wish I have some of the blood too but I am just not one of them. Guess will just have to settle with my Chinese root and perhaps, brush up more on my fashion sense and style! thanks to blog posts like these and blogs like Garance Dore and This Is Glamorous, they keep me well informed. But then again, in reality, I find it hard to achieve that sense of fashion or style I so yearn for…

    Need to learn more then!

    Hugs,
    Jeann
    http://luminnej.blogspot.com

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