this is it

    a choose your own adventure guide to the paris front row.

    by steff yotka · October 02, 2013
    London may have invented the It Girl, but the Parisians do it oh-so-well. From Kiki de Montparnasse, to Jacqueline Roque, to Jane Birkin, to Francoise Hardy, Lou Doillon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Vanessa Paradis, the French muses have been nailing that je ne sais quoi since the turn of the century. The ladies at Paris Fashion Week have clearly learned from their predecessors, too. From Camille Rowe-Poucheresse's nonchalant outfits to Clemence Poesy's Chanel-and-jeans look, the Paris front row gals are inspirations all of us who want to look cool, un-fussy, and chic. But how to know which It Girl is the right muse for you? Easy peasy! Use our choose your own adventure guide to all the gals in Paris to find out if you're more of a red lipstick a la Ciara or a messy hair and crop top like Adele Exarchopoulos kind of girl. If You Love: Thigh high socks and black and whiteYour It Girl Match is:Hailee SteinfeldBecause: The teen actress attended the Louis Vuitton show looking cute and age appropriate in a black and white party frock and thigh high socks with Mary Janes.If You Love: Sofia CoppolaYour It Girl Match is:Sofia CoppolaBecause: Duh! She's the best. Just look at her Louis Vuitton outfit. If You Love: Goth hippieYour It Girl Match is:Dakota FanningBecause: You never thought you'd see Dakota Fanning in a floor length, black lace dress, but now that you did, you'll never forget it.If You Love: White mod minidressesYour It Girl Match is:Elle FanningBecause: The younger Fanning attended the Vuitton show in a brocade white minidress that is pure perfection.If You Love: Red leatherYour It Girl Match is:Lena DunhamBecause: Only the ultimate girl could pull off a red leather duster at the Miu Miu show.If You Love: Black, navy, and subtle embellishmentsYour It Girl Match is:Rashida Jones and Dianna AgronBecause: You get both because RJ and DA rocked complimentary navy and black outfits to the Miu Miu show, and even posed together to hammer their shared cuteness home.If You Love: Looking like a punk schoolgirlYour It Girl Match is:Du JuanBecause: The model strutted her way into the Miu Miu front row in a denim kilt and leather jacket, AKA Blair Waldorf gone bad. If You Love: Leather daddiesYour It Girl Match is:Michelle DockeryBecause: The Downton Abbey star did a complete 180 from her character and attended the Miu Miu show in an all-leather minidress with rhinestoned collar. If You Love: Courtney LoveYour It Girl Match is:Imogen PootsBecause: The actress did her best Courtney Love impersonation at the Miu Miu show in a yellow ruffled dress, smudged red lipstick, and platform shoes.If You Love: Dark lipstick and Bambi sweatshirtsYour It Girl Match is:Lily CollinsBecause: To attend Givenchy the actress went for it, pairing her moody makeup with a Givenchy Bambi sweatshirt sans pants. If You Love: Dressing to a designer's specsYour It Girl Match is: Iggy AzaleaBecause: At every fashion show she attended, Azalea looked like the brand's ideal girl, from all white at Chloe to curvy in purple at Vivienne Westwood.If You Love: Wearing sunglasses inside and silver accessoriesYour It Girl Match is:Rita OraBecause: Ora kept her shades on for the Chanel show--perhaps her silver clutch was a little blinding?If You Love: Floral prints and topknotsYour It Girl Match is:Katy PerryBecause: Her Chanel look is '90s approved. If You Love: Red lipstickYour It Girl Match is:CiaraBecause: Nobody does it like Ciara!If You Love: Casual dressing even if you're in a cocktail dressYour It Girl Match is:Alexandra RichardsBecause: No matter what show she was at, Richards kept her look cool thanks to her beachy hair and nonchalant outfits. If You Love: White shirts and jumpsuitsYour It Girl Match is:Camille Rowe PoucheresseBecause: Mme. Rowe Poucheresse has us completely rethinking our jeans and white shirts game. Oh, and she looks bomb in a jumpsuit too. If You Love: Big hair and short shortsYour It Girl Match is:Bip LingBecause: "Whip My Hair" was actually written about Bip Ling's amazing 'do. So was "Short Shorts."If You Love: All blackYour It Girl Match is:Jeanne DamasBecause: She's the newest French It Girl to win over America, probably because she's well versed in Parisian classics. If You Love: Jeans and ChanelYour It Girl Match is:Clemence PoesyBecause: Guys, she looks perfect in a Chanel tweed jacket and jeans at the brand's show. Literally perfect. If You Love: Messy hair and short skirtsYour It Girl Match is:Tao OkamotoBecause: The model-turned-actress showed up at all the major shows showing a little leg and never letting her fly-aways be a bother. If You Love: White laceYour It Girl Match is:Atlanta de Cadenet TaylorBecause: In a Valentino dress, de Cadenet Taylor looks like an It Girl Archangel.If You Love: Buxom silhouettes and a crop topYour It Girl Match is:Daisy LoweBecause: "Va-va-voom!" is what we exclaimed at Lowe's '50s bombshell inspired look at Vivienne WestwoodIf You Love: The '80sYour It Girl Match is:Adele ExarchopoulosBecause: In fresh off the runway Balmain, Exarchopoulos looks like your dream '80s babysitter. If You Love: ShortsYour It Girl Match is:Gemma ArtertonBecause: She's the only gal who dared to wear shorts to Paris Fashion Week, and she totally pulls it off!If You Love: Brocade, embroidery, and being a little mismatchedYour It Girl Match is:Lindsey WixsonBecause: Only the Kansas girl could pull off a beaded asymmetrical crop top with a long skirt. If You Love: Prim prints, even at night!Your It Girl Match is: Harley Viera-Newton Because: The DJ looks so French and so clean no matter the hour.If You Love: A sheer blouseYour It Girl Match is:Lou DoillonBecause: We may not know how you wear a sheer blouse without constant fear of exposing yourself, but we're glad Lou Doillon does.If You Love: Jeans, flannels, and heelsYour It Girl Match is:Lily McMenamyBecause: The 19-year-old model nails the American teen look, even if she's French and British.If You Love: Prints!Your It Girl Match is:Christa TheretBecause: Head-to-toe prints at Givenchy is kind of Christa Theret's thing, and we're loving it.If You Love: A center part and a Chanel bagYour It Girl Match is:Zoe KravitzBecause: Zoe Kravitz gets a million It Girl points for being the only non-French girl at Chanel who looks 100-percent Parisian. A+.
    Tags: irgirl, fashion, nylonfw, spring14, models, lindsey_wixson, camille_rowe_pourcheresse, daisy_lowe, katyperry
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