Ines de la Fressange’s style guide
I know everyone raves about Carine and Emmanuelle but I do love the classic, untampered-with style of Ines de la Fressange, don’t you? Yes? Well good because she’s just about to publish her book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide. From what I can gather, the book – which comes out in April – follows the standard prescriptive format of any style guide, minus the cringy Trinny & Susannah-type bad photography and styling. This book very sweetly features Ines modelling alongside her daughter Nine d’Urso de la Fressange (who I notice has a bit of the Natalie Portmans about her). Instead of badly lit studio shots, we have these paparazzi-meets-street-style snaps of mother and daughter in similar but different outfits to illustrate such wardrobe classics as the ‘mariniere‘, the trench coat, the white shirt and so on. Apparently the book also features Ines’ drawings, home and lifestyle tips and her Paris address book.
Ines and Nine in action… werk that hair, girls!
Nine d’Urso de la Fressange
While we’re on the subject, Ines’ Chanel ss11 campaign has finally dropped. If you get your magnifying glass out, you might *just* be able to make out Ines on the right of the picture below, gazing at Baptiste. No? Hmm, you’ll just have to take my word for it then…
UPDATED 5th April: OK, weirdly, the UK version of the book doesn’t have the Ines pictures, only the Nine ones but the book is still a brilliant buy if you want a fashion handbook that is a guide to Ines-like French style.
[Parisian Chic images:Rdujour.com]
That's Not My Age
20 January, 2011 @ 8:49 am
Love Ines, and love the street style photos – do you know who took them? Looks like it might be the Sartorialist?
20 January, 2011 @ 2:57 pm
Be still my beating heart, this looks great. Now if they could photoshop 40lbs onto her skinny frame I could get a better idea as to whether I would look good like that too!!
20 January, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
This looks like the kind of book I spend a lot of money on just for the pictures…
22 January, 2011 @ 12:16 am
I have to get my hands on this book. These girls have some serious style. Very inspired. X
5 April, 2011 @ 7:57 pm
Yes, disappointed that the UK version of the book doesn’t include Inès’s pictures but I love the book anyway – and I got it signed today so I got to meet the lady herself, all thanks to a tweet of yours this morning saying she was in town!!!
Thanks very much Dysneyrollergirl!