editor's pick: l'amour fou
one editor's quest to fake it as a french girl.
photo via getty images
Oh, the actual speaking French part. One year of intensive French got me far enough to be able to find the bathroom and ask for jeans in my size, but I'm nowhere close to striking up a convo with a handsome garcon on the subway. I've been using this L'amour crop top from Morning Warrior as a reminder to catch up on my francais, and I've got my handy book Parisienne French: Chic Phrases, Slang, and Style to act as my own personal tutor. I've put the most necessary phrases in the gallery alongside the chicest Parisian photos, so scoop up your own L'amour top here and start speaking francais comme un parisienne.
photo via getty imagesC'est super tendence en ce moment!
TRANSLATION: That's super in right now!
photo via getty imagesC'est bientot les vacances de printemps. Ca te dit d'aller quelquepart avec une plage?
TRANSLATION: Spring break is soon. How about going somewhere with a beach?
photo via getty imagesElle vient d'arreter de fumer.
TRANSLATION: She just quit smoking. (Something no French person has ever said.)
photo via getty imagesFaisons la fete!
TRANSLATION: Let's party!
photo via getty imagesJe peux emprunter ton eyeliner?
TRANSLATION: Can I borrow your eyeliner?
photo via getty imagesIl me faut un relooking.
TRANSLATION: I need a makeover.
photo via getty imagesJe veuz des nouvelles chaussures. Peut-etre des jolies ballerines en cuir.
TRANSLATION: I need new shoes, maybe I'll get some pretty leather ballerina flats.