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Style Selon Jackie O

Style Selon Jackie O

Style Selon Jackie O 

A beacon of style and grace around the world—Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the wife of President John F. Kennedy and later known as Jackie O, has undoubtedly been one of the foremost influences on style in the last century. 

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York. Her father, John, was a wealthy stockbroker on Wall Street whose family had come from France in the early 1800s. 
Growing up she studied French, history and the arts and enjoyed horseback riding. After spending her junior year abroad in Paris, Jackie fell in love with...


Le Nouveau Breton Style Sweater

Le Nouveau Breton Style Sweater

Le Nouveau Breton Style Sweater
Our new take on the Breton stripe, arriving next week, is made from a soft blend of cotton with a touch of cashmere. This transeasonal sweater with a relaxed fit and blouson sleeve, can be worn rolled up or down.
Nautical by nature, a Breton style sweater will look dreamy on a sail boat or along the French riviera, but realistically it is a smart everyday go-to.
The Breton, sometimes also called la marinière (sailor), is quintessentially French. In 1858, the striped shirt became the official uniform of the French navy. The design featured 21 stripes, which...


My interview with The Australian Financial Review

My interview with The Australian Financial Review

On the eve of Bastille Day, I was delighted to be interviewed by the AFR'S fashion editor, Lauren Sams. I hope you enjoy the read.

French style is all about je ne sais quoi. What does that mean?
Lauren Sams Fashion Editor The Australian Financial Review

Effortless chic is much admired, but pinning it down is the tricky part for those of us who aspire to emulate it. 


When Coco Chanel said elegance is refusal, she defined – in a wonderfully apt, three-word mantra – French style.

Reams have been written about what exactly constitutes that certain je ne sais quoi that...


The Breton - A Marker Of Classic French Style

The Breton - A Marker Of Classic French Style

Favoured by stars ranging from Brigitte Bardot to Audrey Hepburn, Breton tops – with their statement stripes and easy shape – have long been a wardrobe staple. 
Touted by stylish insiders as one of the transition items to take us from working from home to emerging out into the world, the familiar stripes have been spotted recently on the Duchess of Cambridge, Anna Wintour and actress Camille Razat from Emily in Paris.
The Breton, sometimes also called la marinière (sailor), is quintessentially French.
In 1858, the striped shirt became the official uniform of the French navy. The design featured 21 stripes, which...


Histoire de Denim

Histoire de Denim

Denim was invented in the French city of Nimes where tailors began weaving cotton together in a unique way....