Ines de la Fressange's Little Diaries

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
I'm a huge fan of Ines de la Fressange's. Her style is comfy casual but always polished, chic and elegant. She has worked out what looks best on her with her signature look consisting of plain simple top,  slim cropped pants and flats. I've just discovered her little video diaries at Roger Vivier where she reveals little secrets about her favorite shopping places in Paris, decorating tips and more.

Her video about the flea market brings back memories of a trip 7 years ago when an old friend of mine decided to join me in Paris. I dragged her out of bed at 5am and after numerous wrong turns thanks to moi, who have absolutely no sense of direction, we reached St Ouen at 6am in utter darkness. Bleary eyed and still barely coherent, Colleen suggested we stopped at the only cafe that was open for sustenance. Now the flea market at St Ouen covers a vast area and consists of 15 different markets.
so one has to know which one in particular you want to visit or else you'll be there for weeks on end.

The eye candies on display were incredible. Vintage Chanel costume jewelry, Louis Vuitton trunks, plenty of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermes handbags and the sheer number of stunning vintage designer dresses hanging on the racks. It was my first time seeing a stunning 40 year old Hermes Kelly with beautiful patina that could only be achieved with age. The seller, seeing my interest, told me its provenance. The elderly lady purchased it in her younger days for an exorbitant sum which amount to 800€ in today's money. It was worn carefully for 40 years until she was far too feeble to carry the Kelly.  She sold it to the gentleman for 2000€. I was astonished at its condition and couldn't help but marvel that a bag that old could've fetched so much. Thus began my fascination for all things Hermes. A very dangerous slope indeed.

Click here to see Ines' videos.


 Photo credit: Zimbio.com

Photo credit: Roger Vivier. I spy a Hermes Cape Cod watch on her wrist.


Photo credit: stylist.com

Photo credit: anapettusdiaries.com


Photo credit: elle.fr


10 comments:

  1. Ines is one of my top five style queens. My faves are the outfit with the camel leather coat and the white jeans/blue blazer! I spent an hour a couple of weeks ago watching all those little videos! She's adorable!

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  2. I love that she knows what suits her and sticks to it. That's my favorite. Mind you, I've got a thing for blazers and coats. They really make the outfit.

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  3. She's been on my vision boards for the past 3 years. And I always say when I grow up, I want to be like Ines! J'adore her style. And body. And bone structure. And smile.

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  4. Don't forget her long looong legs. *sigh* There's no way I can shoot up to her height ever nor lose my insulation (trying to be PC these days) too.

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  5. Very few people can look so amazingly chic in flats. ;-)

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  6. I completely agree but I guess being slender and tall may help.

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  7. I love Ines! Vivier is one of my favorite shops to visit in Paris.

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  8. featherbrand, to me, she's the epitome of the Parisienne chic.

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  9. Resurrecting this post lol! I loooove Ines, I even got her book "Parisian Chic"... You should see how beautiful her daughter has grown to be...
    Perfect style. I wish I could be more like her :)

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  10. Lily, with the help of her mother's genes, there's no way she can be anything but stunning. Imagining raiding Ines de la Fressange's closet.

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