It is said that European women, especially the French, are some of the
world’s most chic women. Having just returned from both Milan and
Paris, I can attest to this fact.
The French take pride in all that they do, especially their manner of
dress. Regardless of how early I would leave for showroom appointments
with the Couture buyers, one could not blink an eye without seeing
perfectly turned out specimens. Scarves tied around the neck just so, fashionable clothing which appeared to have lept straight from the pages
of Vogue and the to die for designer shoes. At any given moment you
could spot gazelles parading about in Proenza Schouler riding caps,
Nina Ricci off the shoulder sweater tunics, black leggings and Chloe
boots. I spotted touches of Balenciaga Menswear, Dries Van Noten
jackets, Jill Sander tops and Galliano sky high heels. The looks were
more of a natural flow, never a forced ‘look at my style’ ethos. The
only drawback? They know just how fabulous they look!