In honor of Bastille Day (a week ago, I know) the Huffington Post posted a slideshow of 17 very fashionable and stylish French women. I don’t know what it is about French women in general, but they have a very specific intrigue, style and unique beauty. When I studied abroad in Paris in the summer of 2004, I was amazed at how many women wore heels everyday with the amount of walking required. Also, the women seemed to smoke like chimneys but had flawless skin. What gives?
I think I would like to come back in my next life as a French woman.
Here are some of the French style icons that made the cut.
From top left
1) Coco Chanel 2) Jane Birkin 3) Catherine Denevue 4) Brigitte Bardot 5) Anna Karina 6) Marion Cotillard,
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