New York

Green coat

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        I fell in love with that emerald green Mango faux fur coat because of how chic and big it looks, and of course how soft it feels! It has a retro vibe to it so I was inspired to pair it with my tee and jeans from Stoned Immaculate clothing because the 70s are some of my favorite aesthetic vibes. I'm always so happy when I get to do a retro shoot so how cool it is that I could make my own?! I wanted to go to the Upper East Side to take the pictures to keep up with the chic of the coat.

 
 
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        The weather in New York right now is just between Winter and Spring, one moment you're freezing and the other you're just sweating, so I didn't really want to play with layers here. I love how different the look is with and without the coat: with, it's chic and fluffy, without, the vibe is more relaxed and cool. I also didn't want to add too much to the outfit because the cuts are strong already, so a pair of Topshop heeled boots, and a minimal bag from APC was all it needed.

 
 
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        I had some loop earrings and a fisherman hat too, wondering at first if it would be too much of a "total look" as I don't love that in general, but I do think it fits here! What do you think?

 
 
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Retro summer look

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        It's quite funny, I don't recall wearing a skirt outside of my job for the past 2 years, at least! But now that I am playing with shapes and colors and it's starting to boil in New York (95°F today)... Well, I felt like wearing a skirt for the first time in a while! I went to Hudson River to take the pictures, and when the weather is that hot it's pretty refreshing to feel the strong wind.

 

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        Because of the red stripes of this Zara skirt, I felt like keeping the look simple with just a tee and heels and not too many strong colors. I liked the retro look this combination gave with the green Manolo Blahnik pumps and this cute Snoopy t-shirt from Free People. The jumper is Vanessa Seward, I didn't need it outside at all but you should always have a jumper with you during the summer in the US because the air conditioning is so strong everywhere lol. The bag is vintage and I love the design on it, it's both simple in the colors and material and sophisticated with the sewing. I hope you enjoy the beautiful days as much as I do (and wear skirts)!

 

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The shoes are Manolo Blahnik and the bag and the ring are Vintage so I give you similar options :)

 

 

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It's summer time in New York!

 

        It has been pretty hot in New York last week and I swear even if I am french, I won't complain about it! I love summer and the feeling of the sun on my skin (wearing sunscreen!) and the fact that everything has a different atmosphere: even when you're working it feels almost like holiday and summer plans are very close. That said, extreme temperatures - very cold or very hot - can be a struggle when it comes to what to wear. When it's winter you have to wear as many layers as possible and vice versa for summer. So how to still be stylish in that case?

 

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        I fell in love with this Kaftan by Free People because it's a way to bring some beach vibes in the city and it's so colorful! A good way to wear shorts and a tank top without feeling bored, and it flies in the wind to create a dramatic scene haha! Add sandals and a colorful belt and voilà, ready for an iced coffee on terrace. Summer is easy, you just have to enjoy and remember to stay hydrated ;).

 

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Again, the sandals are Jimmy Choo and the earrings aren't available anymore so I give you similar options :)

 

 

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How to : casual red

 

I think red is becoming my favorite color. I've been told it suits me, but even if people would have told me the contrary I'd still wear it ! I like how bold that color is wether it's on your lips, your sweater, your pants and even on your eyes. Now, it's not everyday that you can wear a whole red outfit and look casual, and even just red pants aren't always easy to assume for everybody. So here is an example of how you can do casual with bright red.

 

 

I do like taking pictures in Tribeca as there is this mix between old and modern buildings. This is what I'm looking for in general: I tend to dislike total looks and lack of variation unless you go for minimal or all black. When red is on anything that isn't sweater or sweatpants, I think that it makes it automatically chic or/and showy, and needs to be broken down with something more relaxed and casual. That's why I wanted to wear my Free People sweater with a t-shirt underneath and pair it my with ripped Madewell jeans and sneakers. But not any sneakers, those babies are from the Nike Air Max anniversary and are already sold out, I barely dare walking in them as I don't want to make them dirty haha ! Add a belt, a cool New Era hat, thin jewelry to bring bag the chic of it and that's it. A comfortable not-over-the-top look with bright red.

 

 

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Unfortunately the shoes are already sold out :( but hopefully will be restocked

And the sweater is from a past collection so here is a similar one

 
 

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Mon amie TriBeCa, NY

 

This is my first post in a while, I am sorry about that. 2017 has been really good to me so far but after my trip to Paris, I had a lot to do and organize as I moved to a different place in NYC and focused first on new experiences for me. I also wanted to think more about the direction I want for The French Glow since I wanted it to represent more who I am and be more personal while continuing with the beauty and wellness direction. But here I am, back and excited to share more with you guys! I also started collaborating with photographers to shoot lifestyle pictures around the world, so contact me (bottom of the website) if you are interested!

 

 

Spring is finally settling in NYC as we started to get jealous of the West Coast and Europe for their great weather. Warmer weather means brighter colors and lighter materials: you can now dress how you like it and not anymore just to try to survive from the cold! It also means festival season and the need to feel comfortable before anything but still look good.

I had a crush on this sweater from Topshop: the pink is beyond cute and perfect for me as I used to wear all black all the time. I still love black as it is très chic, but bright colors give me more positive energy and I also find that colors give you a more personalized look. And this sweater has "Je suis heureux" written on the back which means "I am happy" in french, and it's exactly how I feel at the moment! I like that the white jeans make the color pop more than with black or blue jeans, and they're stretch and high waisted which is to me the most comfortable for jeans. Madewell is actually my new go-to for denim: they're all comfy and there is so much choice available.

The parka is very practical as well: it's not too heavy but blocks the wind, and I love the oversized look and also that the material is not stiff which makes it easier to wear. It's a little bit expensive but when I saw it at Zara I couldn't resist! And for the shoes, I love the look of my new Nike Lunarepic but more than that, they feel like sleepers as they are so light weight! The best when you need to be on your feet for hours at festivals like Coachella. The purple color is already sold out which makes me so happy that I didn't wait as much as I usually do to buy shoes.

I wanted simple accessories for this light look so you don't need to think about losing anything; a thin choker from Are You Am I and earrings from a small boutique in Soho, as my taste for jewelry is a mix of chic, simple and more rock. The belt is vintage and the classic Ray-Bans are never getting old. My Balenciaga is my favorite bag at the moment: I bring it everywhere and I'm in love with it as it's big enough to fit all your necessary items and has this slightly cracked leather that gives so much character to it, again a classic that will never die.

 

 

 

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Shoes and earring are similar but not the exact item. Sorry, they're the closest I could find :(

 
 

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