Saturday, 7 August 2010

Style Icon: Melanie Laurent.

Since I am currently away in France, it seems fitting that I should look to a french(wo)man for inspiration.
You'll probably recognised Mélanie Laurent from her lead role alongside Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds. She struck a chord with me then, not only for being her presence as an actress (the first scene hiding under the floorboards is just heart-wrenching) but for her transition of street urchin struggling to get by, and being mistaken for a boy several times, to ultimate Parisian killer darling in 1940s France.
What I love about this leading lady is shared with Marion Cotillard - it's not just her style (which in part I am sure is taken off her hands entirely) but her attitude. Her look is classic with an edgy twist, breton with a smile. 
I'm sure part of my love for her is simply down to the fact that she's French (in my book, a plus from the start). Though she isn't the chocolate-box appeal like say, Audrey Tatou, who I also adore, don't get me wrong. This girl is different - cheeky, fun and a little bit naughty. I adore the grungey look two up (seriously coveting a leather waistcoat after this) and I find it so refreshing that she doesn't automatically blindly follow trends. This girl might not be the pinacle of fashion, but she sure has style.

Channel Laurent
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6 comments:

  1. I loooove her. I've been told I look like her which I think is a bit of a stretch (no, a big stretch) haha. But she is so pretty and I love her style

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  2. She's beautiful. I love her hair in that first picture soo much!

    Julie@
    http://yourstalkerslittlesister.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  3. Oh yeah, she was so striking in that movie! Her walking up the stairs to the projection room with Cat People playing was so killer. I love Tarantino. He's a total feminist.

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  4. That is one perfect fashion topknot... jealous!

    Hope you're enjoying your holly!

    Tor

    GIVEAWAY ALERT! www.curveinthemode.blogspot.com

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