Self Service magazine, I think has captured a new breed of 'star style' that is extremely appealing to me, a person who pretty much despises the whole concept of star style. Actually, it's not a new breed across the board but mainly concentrated within - where else but - France! These young French starlets encapsulate 'insouciance and chic, brut and ambrosial' (Self Service's words, not mine but ever so eloquent, non?) in these seemingly haphazard polaroids and to be honest, they makes me a cringe a little at the Girls Alouds, the Paris Hiltons and basically all the people who lack subtlety, taste or tact. Francophile, I'm not, but there is no denying admirable style spirit and if I have to somehow fit in with our celeb-obsessed society, then let me look up to these women.
Clémence Poésy, 24 in Chloe // Ludivine Sagnier, 27 in Louis Vuitton
Laura Smet, 23 in Balenciaga // Roxane Mesquida, 24 in Prada
Mélanie Laurent, 23 in Yves Saint Laurent // Sara Forestier, 20 in Emanuel Ungaro