Spring Style á la Catharine Deneuve

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Everything you need to know about style you can learn from images of Catherine Deneuve. Of course her beauty is breathtaking and that abundance of thick blond hair is the best accessory of all, but her timeless appeal owes just as much to her effortless embodiment of classically cool style. The photos that follow are around 50 years old; yet look just as modern today as the moment they were taken. Deneuve’s brand of classic never looks uptight or studied. There’s a relaxed attitude that implies the innate style within, the woman makes the clothes, not the other way around. So through the prism of the great Deneuve let’s get inspired for spring. As Chanel once said, “fashion fades, only style remains the same”.

Where can I get that hat now? And notice the restrained use of jewelry. This is exactly the mood I want to capture for spring. Top photo by David Bailey, her husband from 1965 to 1972.
Where can I get that hat now? And notice the restrained use of jewelry. This is exactly the mood I want to capture for spring. Top photo by David Bailey, her husband from 1965 to 1972.
Blond on blond, there's something to be said for the power of monochromatic dressing.
Blond on blond, there’s something to be said for the power of monochromatic dressing. Also note the irresistible charm of being happy and at ease with ones self.

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A Greek fisherman's hat, hoops, sunglasses and ribbed sweater never gets old.
A Greek fisherman’s hat, hoops, sunglasses and ribbed sweater never gets old.
A perfectly coiffed low bun, stud earrings and skinny black turtle, timeless perfection.
A perfectly coiffed low bun, stud earrings and skinny black turtle, timeless perfection.
A chunky boyfriend sweater is a must-have for spring.
A chunky boyfriend sweater is a must-have for spring.
And a floaty white dress...
And a floaty white dress…
Kerchiefs for spring feels right, even better with a denim shirt.
A kerchief for spring feels right, even better with a denim shirt.
Speaking of head scarves, this looks right again and love the super chunky cardigan.
Speaking of head scarves, this looks right again and love the super chunky cardigan.
God forgive me there's nothing chicer than a real leopard coat but the real issue here are the shoes, kitten heels are an absolute must have this spring.
God forgive me but there’s nothing chicer than a real leopard coat, though the real issue here are the shoes, kitten heeled slingbacks are an absolute must have this spring.
A Chloe moment before it was a thing.
A Chloe moment before it was a thing.
A striped and/or printed pussy bow blouse is another must have for spring.
A striped and/or printed pussy bow blouse is another must have for spring.
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There’s those hoops again.

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Traveling in style.
Traveling in style.
The perfect marine blue sweater, if only I could find it.
The perfect marine blue sweater, if only I could find it.
"A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man." Catherine Deneuve
“A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.” –  Catherine Deneuve

Happy Weekend!

  • Love your blog, Jolain! Please keep your insights coming!! ❤️

    • Prima Darling

      Thank you! I will! xxJ

  • Oh my she is so gorgeous, perfect style inspiration 🙂

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