As you guys can’t have failed to notice, I’m just the teensiest bit obsessed with French style, and my online browsing history actually indicates an unhealthy infatuation with the Paris Vogue Team. God I love them all, and will probably get round to profiling anyone and everyone who has even the slightest connection with the magazine!
Today though, my radar concentrates firmly on the amazingly captivating Stylist, Mélanie Huynh. Not only did she start out at Paris Vogue, she now styles shows for Joseph Altuzarra- some serious cool girl credentials. Umm, can I please have her life?! The French-Vietnamese icon channels that irresistible attitude that only French girls have, proving they don’t let the clothes wear them. Unlike The Alt (ok maybe I should stop calling her that, but she really is a gem that deserves a ‘The’ attached to her) and Geraldine Saglio, Huynh’s style is a little more experimental, I feel. It’s not quite as casual, not quite as monochromatic, but still undone in a super-elegant way. She likes to go big and dramatic on top, framing those smokily mysterious eyes and bangs, paired with a short skirt or slim pants, typical of Gallic chic.
Perhaps it’s her darker mystique which sets her apart from the others? I think it’s this, plus a certain higher level of glamour more in tune with her idol, Carine Roitfeld, which makes her a stand-out in the French fashion crowd and one of the biggest street-style phenomenons.
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue.
One of my all-time favourites, Natasha Poly, stuns in this Beauty Editorial for Vogue Paris, May 2012. Photography by Mario Sorrenti. Make-up by Karim Rahman and hair-styling by Recine. Styling by Geraldine Saglio.