You have possibly guessed by now that both Sanam and I are enamoured with the effortless beauty and somewhat masculine style of Parisian model and author Caroline de Maigret; we have been so for quite some time. In terms of her approach to beauty and style, she's the kind of woman we both look at and aspire to be - stripped back from all of the unnecessary fuss, natural, casual, classic and undeniably chic. She appears to carry herself with ease and fronts up to events with what seems like little effort with maximum impact and a true sense of self. She has learned what suits her, flaws and all, and boy oh boy does it:
"Some people seem to put their fantasy of 'the ideal woman' onto the Parisian woman, while the Parisian woman doesn't have an ideal. Maybe the key is to let go and be ok with who you are rather than fantasising about perfection. You can't be perfect. You will only end up always frustrated in life. I have a big nose and that's ok. As long as I'm ok with it, people won't see it as a bad thing. I'll balance it with more eye make-up! Play with who you are. I like that about Parisian women. " - CAROLINE DE MAIGRET via VOGUE UK
Embrace the flaws.
WORDS | KARA TOWN
IMAGES | VANESSA JACKMAN