Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jeune Fille Chic





Just like in the US, French teenage girls are constantly under intense fashion pressure. My girls know far more about brand names and chic stores that I ever did at their age. However, I have been incredibly opinionated about clothes all my life and drove my mother and sister (who were not shoppers or fashion victims) absolutely mad with my peripatetic searches for the perfect back-to-school shoes, the ones I had pictured in my head but never actually seen—yet. I always had my own distinct style and from the age of five, I slept with my favorite new clothes I loved them so much.

I am counting my blessings that my two resident teens are not among the EMO-dressing, body-piercing, tatoo-sporting crowd here in Lyon. They are plutôt BCBG {bon chic bon genre} or preppy with class. Thank God. And this season, BCBG = the classic marinière or sailor shirt from Brittany. I chased Abigail around our new and empty apartment in her summer Bensimons and marinière dress {from guess where,} hoping to capture the essence of jeune lyonnaise style. Et voila!

2 comments:

north pal said...

oh my,your girls are in their teens? well, why wouldn't they? after all, it's been several years, and of course, the lst time i saw them was in the magazine articles, which i still have in my possesion. other magazines come and go,but not the ones you and your girls are in. :) Bestest,Denise

佳皓 said...

要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快.............................................................