Being 5’2 and curvy makes it hard to find a “style icon” with a similar body type…especially since my style role models are the likes of Kate Moss, Erin Wasson and Abbey Lee Kershaw (when your legs are 8 feet long, its hard to look bad in anything!) But what about us short girls? I could always look to the Olsen’s. But alas, they lack my boob-to-thigh ratio. Scarlett Johansson? I’m not that busty. Natalie Portman? I’m not nearly as thin. WHO CAN BE MY STYLE ROLE MODEL? WHO?!?!
And then I found her. A pint-sized beauty (with lovely-lady-lumps) petite-ly perched front row at the Louis Vuitton show wearing a brocade bustier and full skirt. Who was she? I needed to do my research to figure this chick out. Yeah, we have similar body-types. Yeah, she has great style. But what’s her story? And voila. Match made in fashion-icon heaven.
josephine de la baume.
French model/singer/actress who has recently become the face of Agent Provocateur for Spring/Summer 2011 and is known for oooozing sex appeal. She was named one of Vogue’s “It Girls” in October 2009 and has been spotted with Lou Doillon, Derek Blasberg, Olivier Zahm and Alexa Chung to name a few. Not to mention she is Mark Ronson’s fiancé. (and let me just add how amazing Mark Ronson’s taste in women is-hello! Past gf was Daisy Lowe!)
Now let’s talk her style. Firstly, some of her favorite designers include Givenchy, Rick Owens and YSL (me too! me too!). She’s very feminine-but with a dark side. Not too girly frufru pretty pants. She’s also modest when its necessary but isn’t afraid to break out her sex-bomb attitude…as she stated in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, “I like to look like a tomboy during the day and then a pin-up girl at night.” GOD she’s ME! But way cooler. And hotter. And with a French accent.
Wanna meet her?? Here are some pics…
And here’s a vid that really captures her french-y-ness. Get ready to see some ass’n’titties folks…well mainly just some ass.
In contrast to my completely and utterly disgusting obsession with all things leather during the winter…my summer wardrobe obsession is much more girly and feminine: dainty, delicate lace. Firstly, because it would be idiotic to wear tons of leather in 90 degree weather. And secondly, how fucking AWESOME does a tan look peeking through white lace? 70s beach goddess in a doily anyone?! So, to put it simply, summer to me is all about wearing the tiniest lace dress humanly possible so that it practically shows your ass-cheeks (and if you’re lucky, your nips as well) paired with super chunky wooden shoes and maybe a handpicked flower arrangement organized in a circular fashion around one’s head. And there you have it…SUMMER!
Stone Cold Fox really got it right…this summer is allll about the lace.
I would like to give a shout out to Oracle Fox for inspiring this post–this blog has become my summer style daily go-to. Can’t get enough. AMAZEBALLS.