This weekend my mom surprised me with a book about French singer, Françoise Hardy. I’m such a huge fan of her music as well as her personal style, so you could just imagine how excited I was. It’s such a great ‘coffee table book’, written in French and filled with beautiful images of Françoise. And a bargain as it only cost R20 from a charity book fair. As I turned through the pages, a red necklace of Françoise’s jumped out at me. I was so sure that I had a vintage necklace that looked very similar. I rummaged through my vintage closets to find this necklace and then held it against the photograph (see below). It’s identical. (If I had proper lighting while taking the photograph, my necklace would look a bit lighter/redder.) My necklace was given to me by my English grandmother, and she bought it many years ago. This photograph of Françoise was taken in 1973. It’s definitely the same necklace, but perhaps from a retail store in Europe?…or MAYBE it’s Françoise’s??!! And my grandmother bought it from a vintage store?? I’m going to believe that it’s hers. Just ’cause I can.
Here’s some of my favourite images from the book Françoise Hardy par Catherine Rotulo.