On my trip to Paris last month, I was excited to observe French women in their own habitat. They were more effortlessly chic than I imagined. The men as well. It was late winter with beautiful days in the 50’s and 60’s. Everyone wore black, few jeans, lots of leather pants, and everyone…and I do mean EVERYONE wore a scarf.
The surprising thing to me was the minimal makeup they wore, if any. They had very good skin. Most had mid to long hair, maybe with a slight long layer in it but nothing ever fussy. Haircolor was in natural shades. Minimal jewelry. If earrings were worn, they were a stud. Nothing hung off past the earlobe.
The reoccurring description used in the French woman’s look is, minimalist. However, something caught me off-guard, but was totally Parisian. Hosiery. Women wearing skirts, wear hose…probably nylons with a garter belt, but who knows! The most ornate beautiful hosiery I’ve ever seen. Sheer black with a satin lace up back and a bow.
I love Paris. I will return, hopefully to stay a bit longer.
A view from the penthouse ~ Avery