There are several reasons why a woman must possess a pair of suede bottines; it’s shoes like these that are versatile, walkable and chic at the same time. When walking the streets of Paris you’ll find dozens of ladies sporting the dicker boots that Isabel Marant brought out and still updates every couple of years. Having them myself in the taupe and black version, I can only say oui to all the other chic French ladies embracing these shoes. Time for a visit to the city of lights (or just buy the shoes!).
Back on track
Growing up I was the boyish gamine that lived completely outside a world of pink, girly and glitter. I remember that in my teenage years my long thick dark hair was the only feminine feature that would distinguish me from the (very blonde, very caucasian) boys in my class.
Nowadays I have come to terms with the fact that femininity is so much more than society describes it to be. The social butterfly that I am (more of a social hermit really) I have gone about to observe daily handlings that in my vision ooze the word ‘feminine.’ in my opinion a simple touch of the neck, a finger twisting a curl of the hair, a hand adjusting a bra strap while waiting for an elevator to come or a click of a heel on a floor, are the purest forms of expression of femininity. The 5inch heels society claims the latter to be associated with is only optional.
I am trying less and less to let society define the idea of what a woman should wear, what is considered ‘attractive’ dressing and what is meant to make the heads turn of any given man. Rather, I try to come to terms with the fact that I shall never have the typical feminine ooze around me, and try not be discouraged nor effected from it. I want to be my own definition of feminine grace.
On the concept of style
For me, a good blog contains the following elements: a French and chic sense of style, a clean-cut layout, and an elegant yet simple style of writing. Unfortunately, after having browsed the blog hemisphere for quite a couple of years I have yet to find the perfect blog that combines all of these features. Most blogs nowadays are the realisation of the capitalist society that we live in, and therefore rather focus on the buying aspect of fashion, rather than the decluttering and preserving aspect of it.
A sense of style is something that is given to you after a long and hard search and is something that remains for the rest of your life. Therefore it should be interesting to read about people’s journeys in achieving it rather than just showing their purchases as a fast and temporary hint of bliss. With this in mind I shall start my blog and hope to inspire all readers to remain conscious about style choices and help me in my quest of obtaining the unattainable; the perfect wardrobe.