Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's Five Rules For French Dressing
By Jascmeen Bush
Our beloved Julia Restoin-Roitfeld lent her beauty to Matches Fashion in a shoot photographed by Nik Hartley and styled by Vickie Keeble. Our "heiress" modeled Roksanda Illincic, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and more in the 60s style spread. In the accompanying article, Julia goes on to introduce her new site, Romy & The Bunnies, a "style guide for mothers and expectant mothers." I don't want to spoil the article, but here are a few tidbits I loved: she doesn't love to shop (online shopping only), she doesn't care about brands or the latest items, oh, and her diaper bag is a Chanel shopper. If that doesn't make you want to be a Roitfeld, we don't know what will! Visit the gallery to view more images from the spread.
Julia also shared her five rules for dressing with true Parisian style:
- Keep your palette simple: French women are into neutrals — a lot of beige, grey, navy, black, and white.
- You won’t see many products in a French woman’s bathroom – it’s about looking polished in a very natural way.
- Even on the red carpet, French celebrities keep it minimal. Think of Charlotte Gainsbourg – the look can be quite undone.
- The French like to play the intellectual card; they don’t like to be over-sexy. The sexiness comes from the way they walk and hold themselves.
- If a French woman wears jeans, it’s never with flats, always heels.
[Editor's note: In case you are interested, note that a few of the couture pieces that Julia models are available currently via Matches Fashion, ooooo la la...]
Honor Heart Cut-Out Dress $1,480
Marc Jacobs Sequined Pencil Skirt $1,900
Jason Wu Ostrich Feather Mini Dress $4,950
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld photographs courtesy of Matches Fashion.