Girl in the Black Beret

Affordable Fashion Goes Francais.

Posted in Uncategorized by la vie de emie on December 17, 2009

During my ventures online looking for Christmas gifts, it was hard to ignore the plethora of French- inspired clothing.  Everything from cute berets (ha) to a french phrase written in script across a plain white T shirt. Ruffles galore, bows, and street chic inspired wear, I am in love. Currently Forever 21 has an entire section of their web site devoted to a style ‘de francais’ called “Tres Paris.” However, when I went to click on each of the clothes displayed, they were all sold out! The enormous popularity is sure to inspire more pieces of the same sort.

Also in this french boutique craze, is the third most popular chain store, H&M.  They recently collaborated with French fashion designer, Sonia Rykiel.   A Swedish born company, the family business showcased their latest designer collaboration at the Grand Palais, in Paris.  With a catwalk resembling the Champs-Elysees and a shimmering mini Eiffel Towel, the new show offers that of a historical moment in affordable fashion history.