Naturally, I’m listening to Françoise Hardy as I type this. Le Temps De L’ Amour, (The Time of Love in English) which remains one of my favourite songs by Françoise.
The French singer was the biggest inspiration for Paco Rabanne’s latest collection at Paris Fashion Week. I noticed it straight away – the leather jacket, the jersey and skirt combinations, the metallic jumpsuit, minidresses and suits.
In my Françoise Hardy archives, (I think I have mentioned before that I have a somewhat large collection of photographs of her. I am a freak, I know.) I sourced some photographs of her wearing actual Paco Rabanne from back in the day (the metallic jumpsuit in the first photograph), as well as some outfits that I thought looked similar to the pieces in the collection.
Image Sources 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5
I absolutely adore Françoise Hardy.
These are just a few of the photographs that I’ve recently discovered of her. The folder entitled “Françoise” on my laptop is becoming quite large now. Do you have a folder of photographs of a specific place, person, or thing that you collect? Another one of mine is Ulyana Sergeenko of course. I might actually have to buy a hard drive to accomodate these random folders…
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.
I think one of the most famous fringe styles ever has to be Cleopatra’s. With that very distinctive look, it’s been a trend ever since. Lately, I’ve been thinking about getting my fringe cut again. They’re high maintenance for me as I have such thick hair, but these three iconic ladies, whom I adore, have convinced me otherwise. Who cares if it’s high maintenance? IT LOOKS AMAZING. Anyone want to share any fringe tips with me?
Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8.