March 28, 2011
Monday Inspiration # 43: Francoise Hardy
Back when I first began to actively wear vintage full time, I looked to the 1960's as "my" decade. It wasn't too far from my
perpetual high school obsession with the 70's, yet it was a little more grown up and elegant. Also my hair was made for the 60's. I fluctuated between the late 50's/early 60's Gidget- esqu look, and the super cool To Sir, With Love -ish mod vibe (my reality is entirely dependent on the films I have watched). I remember as a kid watching The Avengers, and James Bond and loving that mid 60's mix of London coo, and Paris chic. And while my heart will always belong to London, it's that Perisian effortlessness that I crave in fashion. To me the epitome of that will ways be the one and only Francoise Hardy. Her killer sense of style, envy indicing head of hair, that brilliant smile, and not to mention her incredible voice, the girl's got it all. If anyone ever knew how to evoke "cool," it was Francoise Hardy.