{favourite five: photographer garance doré}


The New York Times refers to her as “the guardian of all style”, her beau calls her the “Illustratoriste” for her commended work as a fashion illustrator, Vogue.com named her one of the 40 women of the decade . . . clearly, French fashion blogger and photographer Garance Doré’s ultra-stylish influence has been felt by not only the fashion world, but the world at large.


Whether she is covering fashion week in Milan, snapping portraits of fashionistas in New York, posting personal chatty, witty -- yet simply charming -- monologues, sharing her photographs from the latest French Vogue editorial she shot, or displaying her collages and fashion illustrations, the street-style photographer & fashion illustrator's blog evokes a style that goes far beyond trends: the scope of her work is timeless and chic; it is for this reason, the fashion world is at her feet.

above: snaps of doré & a feature in interview magazine

Garance’s musings give us a rare glimpse into the thoughts of a fabulously stylish Parisian woman, and even though her posts imply French women are the masters when it comes to effortless style, they still have a few tricks up their sleeves, and this week, she lets us in on some of her style secrets . . .


{the top five things french women never leave home without:}

Baume Crème de Rose from Dior, for the pot & the perfectly pouty lips.

A pair of sunglasses -- to provide mystery!

A book by Françoise Sagan because she has an incredible perspective on life and was so rock'n roll -- in the French way, of course.

A pair of Repetto ballet flats (the real dancer ones with very soft soles) -- great after long hours in heels.

A pen. To write, of course, but also to put your hair up when you're tired of having it in your face. I don't know why, but every French girl does that!


{p.s.} previous favourite fives:
* interior designer: tricia foley
* jeweler: camille eddera
* artist: kimia kline
* actress & fashion muse: chloë sevigny
* floral stylist: denise porcaro
* entrepreneurs: rent the runway
* designer: rachel ashwell

~ laily

{images: from garance doré's blog, as well as previous posts, here & here; all collages compiled by this is glamorous}

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Blogger November Grey said...

Absolutely amazing, I recognize those gorgeous sketches, but it's thrilling to know the woman behind the pen! I must do more research on her now! Fabulous post!

Tanya xx

November Grey & Secondhand Star

April 28, 2011  
Blogger à la parisienne said...

It's been so long since I visited this blog. I remember thinking it was superb!


April 28, 2011  
Blogger Ray said...

Garance is amazing! Love her pics, drawings an amazing nonsensical rants! Great choice!!!


April 28, 2011  
Blogger moi said...

Garance is such an inspiration! And funny! And talented! Great choice!

April 28, 2011  
Blogger Yelena Starikova said...

So dreamy and inspiring!

April 28, 2011  
Blogger DameRenee said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I so enjoy your blog for my daily dose of inspiration and beauty.

Just a Silhouette

April 28, 2011  
Blogger rebecca said...

love the french tips. i gotta check out those flats ASAP. i can't seem to find any that don't rub horrid blisters.

April 28, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm..a pen in my hair to keep it out of the way...I'm already finding the odd assortment of things in my hair..my fear is the pen would get lost there too with all the rest of my stuff.. :)
but I do love Garance Dore...I fist stumbled her a long time back and see her work pop up from time to time...
great post...

April 29, 2011  
Anonymous Kristen Marie said...

I love Dior make up, but I cannot find that lip balm anywhere in the states! If anyone knows where I can find it, please let me know, I'd be very grateful!!
-Kristen Marie

April 29, 2011  
Anonymous Molliee said...

adorable post! I happen to be a fan of all things French!


April 29, 2011  
Blogger annie markantonatou said...

the first fashion blog i found and read! and since then i read daily


April 29, 2011  
Blogger Aldina said...

I love Garance and her work, her posts, etc. She is such an inspiration. Before I started my illustrations + blog I remember reading hers. Thanks for sharing this with all of us :)
Lovely as always. X's

Circle of Design Fashion Illustration

April 29, 2011  
Anonymous fxox said...

Laily, Im loving these favorite five posts, you go girl!:-)

Smiles FXOXO

April 30, 2011  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

Laily, this is fabulous —Garance Doré is certainly one of the most inspiring people of our time. I find her refreshing, yet so very French. Thank you for sharing these 5 things she would (and other French women) never leave home without...


May 01, 2011  
Anonymous Laura Wilson said...

I met her in Paris buying her first Birkin this past November. She said she had a blog that had"done well " this year and was treating herself. Never did I know, at the time, how famous and talented she was!

May 02, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

kristen marie -- you can find the dior 'crème de rose' lip balm here:



May 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bravo for the lovely site! juste a little explanation: it's not the pen that slips in the hair of Parisiennes, it's the pencil.

January 18, 2012  

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