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French It Girls

Lou Lesage

Age: 18. Occupation: Actress.

Preoccupations: Reading, drawing, and singing.

Favorite places to go out in Paris: La Blanchisserie in Boulogne, Le Baron, and Le Stolly’s.

Upcoming projects: An album with my father. I won’t tell you about films because I’m superstitious.

What do you like best about Paris? The light.

Dress: Haider Ackermann. Bracelet: Lesage’s own.

Pihla Hintikka

Age: 27. Occupation: Journalist and scriptwriter.

Describe your personal style: Black and minimalist. Calm with a twist.

What do you love most about Paris? I’m never indifferent to it. I either love it or hate it. Also, the beauty of this city makes my heart burst again and again.

Dress: Christian Dior. Ring: Hintikka’s own. Boots: Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte.

Alexia Niedzielski

Age: 25. Occupation: Co-founder of EVER Manifesto, a publication focused on the theme of sustainability.

Describe your personal style: It’s all about leather and lace.

What qualities are you attracted to? Some people like the past, others the present, but I enjoy the future.

Jacket: Yves Saint Laurent. Bodysuit: Maison Close.

Bianca Brandolini

Age: 22. Occupation:  Currently in acting school.

Describe your personal style: Comfortable, short, and feminine. Never overdressed . . . My Vivienne Westwood boots, my grandmother’s ’70s Saint Laurent blazer.

Upcoming projects: A secret project for TV. What do you like best about Paris? The light, the bridges, the magazine stands.

Dress and shoes: Balmain. Jewelry: Brandolini’s own.

Rebecca Dayan

Age: 25. Occupation: Actress.

Describe your personal style: It depends on my mood, really. My favorite pieces of clothing are a leather jacket I’ve had since I was six, a pair of leather leggings, a long vintage dress, a pair of Justin boots, and a hat from Maison Michel.

What qualities are you attracted to? Never
being where people expect you to be.

Dress: Valentino. Ring: Delfina Delettrez.
Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte.

Josephine de la Baume

Occupation: Actress and singer.

What place in Paris do you think is most Parisian? Le jardin du Luxembourg, which is known as lovers’ park. On every single bench there’s a couple making out.

Describe your personal style: A little schizophrenic. It’s quite tomboyish during
the day And feminine at night.

Upcoming projects: Right now, I’m shooting a period movie with director Bertrand Tavernier.

Dress: Alexander McQueen.

The Guy: Baptiste Giabiconi

Age: 20. Occupation: model.

What’s so sexy about french girls? They have a sense of elegance that never goes into the vulgar.

Collar: Chanel. Cosmetics: Dior, including Diorskin nude.

Hair Products: Redken, including rough paste 12 working material. Fragrance: Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent. Hair: Yannick d’is for Cutler Salon/Management Artists. Makeup: Mark Carrasquillo/Art + Commerce. Prop Styling: Jean-Hugues De Chatillon. Digital Imaging and Retouching: DTouch. Stylist Assistants: Sophia Hesketh and Tallulah Harlech.