Style ICON – Catherine Deneuve

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I’m on a classic kick…with everything. deneuve11966CorbisIn fact, my two best friends growing up in Montreal were compared to the likes of a young Rita Hayworth and Catherine Deneuve so I’ve always been aware of these timeless beauties.  I think there was more to them than just their loooks; like a strong character and an ease with style.  They embodied charm, appeal and a bit of mystery. 

deneuve5So for style; who is best to exemplify classic cool French girl chic better than Catherine Deneuve?  Even today at 72 (she just celebrated her birthday this month), she’s still glamming it up, as per her appearance on the red carpet at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, an event she has been attending since the 1960’s.  When she stepped out at the festival’s opening ceremony and the premiere of her new film,  Le Tête Haute, cinema goers and fans experienced a little Deneuve déjà vu.deneuve16

deneuve4resusa1968So looking back no words are needed because the photos speak for themselves.  Une belle du vie.
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2015 - getty images
2015 – getty images

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Just like a good perfume that never changes
Just like a good perfume that never changes

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Besides there is no one who has been able to pull off le trench as well as Deneuve.  I try, I trydeneuve8

Do you have a favorite STYLE ICON?

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Style – Bucket List

I’ve always loved the bucket bag

Bags: Mansur-Gavriel Photo: Garance Doré
Bags: Mansur Gavriel,  large bucket $695  Photo: Garance Doré

and I don’t think they’ve ever really gone out of style.  Although right now it’s very “of the moment” and most designers seem to feature one. 

Seau St. Laurent medium $1,950 ysl.com
Seau St. Laurent medium $1,950 ysl.com

A friend of mine just bought one in a very neutral shade in between white and beige but now she’s not sure whether she wants to keep it.  Maybe after seeing these she’ll change her mind.

Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

The timeless Noé bucket bag, created in 1932, has been reimagined sporting the original’s signature leather drawstring, as well as an extra-long strap for casual cross-body wear.

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Louis Vuitton Noé-bb  $1,210 usd

Chic!

Do you have a favourite?

Style: The CLASSICS

You can never go wrong with wearing classics. Things that look as good today as days gone by.  Things like…

LBD - Sophia wears a strapless like no other.
The LBD – Sophia wears a strapless like no other.  But we can give it a try.
The Jean Jacket
The Jean Jacket

For your viewing pleasure here are some of my all-time favorites along with the people wearing them.

The worn-in Leather Jacket
The worn-in Leather Jacket
The Tuxedo
The Tuxedo
The White Shirt (Victoria Beckham)
The White Shirt (Victoria Beckham)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson & Kate Hudson (no relation) wear it well.
Jennifer Hudson & Kate Hudson (no relation).

A single-breasted, belted wrap coat is a classic style that flatters curvy girls in all the right places (the belt defines your waist, the diagonal line of the lapels minimizes your bust and the A-line shape skims over your hips).  Kate Hudson is far from voluptuous but shows that a classic long wool coat looks great on everyone.  (If you’re petite, opt for a shorter version so it doesn’t overwhelm your frame). Plus, a good camel coat looks equally chic dressed up or worn with your favorite jeans.

The Cashmere Scarf
The Cashmere Scarf
The Ballet Flats (they don't necessarily have to be Chanel) but these are Très Chic
The Ballet Flat (they don’t necessarily have to be Chanel) but these are Très Chic

 

Perfect white T & Jeans
Perfect white T & Jeans
The Moto Jacket
The Moto Jacket
The Military
The Military
Of Course...Coco
The LBJ.  Of Course…Coco  
A twist on the Classics can't be all bad. Love the bag & distressed boots - Chanel.
A twist on the Classics can’t be all bad. Love the bag & distressed boots – both Chanel, Texas style.
A Classic wearing a Classic.....classily & sexily (is that a word?)
A Classic wearing a Classic.….sexy classisism!

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