Sophie Fontanel a new French Style Heroine and over-40 Instagrammers in Vogue

Women over-40 on Instagram, it’s ‘a thing’. First I get a mention in the Telegraph’s The grown-up Instagram style stars you need to know , then the Ageless Style issue of British Vogue (July 2016) runs a feature called Second Post, on creative women in their 40s and 50s (including the wonderful photographer Kristin Perers ) and now 9 Steps to superstardom by a 54-year-old French Instagram Sensation. Sophie Fontanel is a French fashion journalist and author who lovesRead more

We’ll Always Have Paris: an author’s French Style Fail

‘We’ll Always Have Paris‘ is the ace, new book by Emma Beddington the author of the brilliant Belgian Waffling blog; it’s a wry, poignant and informative memoir – I’ve learnt a lot about French literature and cakes. Here Emma talks about realising her dream of living in Paris and the accompanying French Style Fail: My name isRead more

Marion Cotillard and my new film of the summer

  Marion Cotillard in Dior at the Met Gala 2014 After seeing the brilliant film Two Days, One Night, Marion Cotillard is my new favourite French femme. She’s superb as a woman battling depression and battling to save her job. The small town action takes place over a single weekend, when Cotillard’s Sandra tries toRead more

Ines de la Fressange collaborates with Uniqlo for autumn 2014

Good news, for those of us who missed out the first time round , Ines de la Fressange and Uniqlo are collaborating again for autumn 2014. Prepare to be charmed by another wave of Parisian Tomboy Chic, one that comes in a jaunty flat tweed cap. Parisian launch. Photo via Twitter. There are slim trousers and tweeds and layered-up patterned shirts.Read more

How to wear a navy blazer

  So, here I am on the High Line in New York, earlier this year. Thought it was about time I showed my face again. It’s been a while. Mainly because, as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t like having my photo taken. Which is probably why I’m squinting. Or maybe the sun was in myRead more