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Did you know that my business cards are in pink? Not pale baby, not baby pink, but hot pink, oh yes! As a designer I hold no discrimination against any colour, but when one says pink, it brings up so many automatic associations, like girly, pretty, childhood, I guess I wanted to challenge that in a way. Did you also know that I own no item of clothing in pink? Sure some patterned dresses might have bits of pink on them, but nothing in a solid shade of pink. Funny isn’t it?

Pink is a bold colour to wear and I think this lovely lady below is also trying to challenge the image of pink in her own way.

Pink! - Paris

Pink! - Paris

Name: Murielle
Occupation: Sales admin
Describe your style: Freestyle
Favourite fashion label: None
Favourite clothing store: None

Do you all have pink clothes? And what’s your idea about pink?

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Little Parisienne - Paris

The French don’t wear much patterns, certainly not much loud colourful patterns, but when they do wear it, they wear it well.

Pattern mix - Paris

Pattern mix - Paris

Name: Prue
Occupation: Freelance writer
Describe your style: Vintage pieces matched with new pieces.
Favourite fashion label: Akira, Alex Perry and Chloe.
Favourite clothing shop: Adornments (in Brisbane Australia)

You might have noticed Prue is Australian and only visiting Paris, but her outfit to me is very very Parisienne.

Pattern mix - Paris

Pattern mix - Paris

Name: Heline
Occupation: Pharmacist
Describe your style: Girly
Favourite fashion label: Nafnaf
Favourite clothing store: Nafnaf

The only pattern I got in my backpack right now is a blue checkered flannel shirt from Uniqlo… hmm… not quite on par with these lovely ladies, but if you have some great pattern tucked in your wardrobe, time to get it out and wear it!

Let’s not forget the French men, especially the young men, they all dress just as well as the girls. Their sense of style and fashion highly developed, sartorial and always spot on. I saw boys as young as 14 or 15 dressed immaculately and rarely if ever I saw a male sloppily dressed, I guess that is simply a French thing.

Preppy boys - Paris

Preppy boys - Paris

Name: Josselin
Occupation: Business student
Describe your style: Simple, classic, with some brands and some vintage and borrowed clothes.
Favourite fashion label: Lanvin, Acne, everything.
Favourite clothing store: Gap, Gallery Lafayettes.

Preppy boys - Paris

Preppy boys - Paris

Name: Jose
Occupation: Marketing student
Describe your style: Preppy
Favourite fashion label: Hiroshi Fujiwara
Favourite clothing store: Colette

Funny how only now I noticed that the elements of both outfits are almost identical, white tshirt with print, cardigan, shorts and casual shoes. Well, this one has got to be a staple summer outfit in any man’s wardrobe, big thumbs up from me!

I am back! Well, somewhat, I am still traveling, constantly on the road, so internet is hard to come by, but at least I’ve started to style hunt again.

A little recap, I’ve just spent the last month in France, the first 2 weeks on an organic farm with no electricity and hot water, eating vegetarian only. It was very idyllic, a bit of hard work and a strange existence in the middle of the mountains surrounded by nature, my hosts have 4 lovely/crying/screaming children. To top it all off I had the worst hayfever, it felt like I was allergic to everything, the trees, the flowers, the cats, even dosed on Zrytec I’d spend the first 2 hours of everyday blowing my nose constantly. Perhaps I got used to the polluted London and my system decided to reject such pure nature.

I feel like I really need to explain that, drinking water straight from the mountain everyday, eating only organic vegetarian and fruits of my labour, vanity and style was the last thing I cared about. So it has been a slow process starting to hunt street style again, but alas, I was in Paris!

So Parisiennes, now they are a different brew. Classic, simple and always always always stylish. It made me cringe with my peasantness and the clothes in my backpack for 2 months.

Black and white - Paris

Black and white - Paris

Name: Victoria
Occupation: Biology student
Describe your style: Classical, bourgeois bohemian.
Favourite fashion label: Vanessa Bruno

Black and white - Paris

Black and white - Paris

Name: Mya
Occupation: Work in a college
Describe your style: Eclectic
Favourite fashion label: None
Favourite clothing shop: Zara

So going from pulling out weeds with my bare hands, I went on to meet and snap these lovely and stylish Parisiennes and that has been France for me. I feel like the week I had in Paris was not enough at all, I would like to return and explore more, well I am sure I will be back.

A bientôt Paris!