That's when you can tell that I was lost in a sea of Fashion Month when I don't even make time for one of my favorite posts of the week! But I'm back in the saddle again, ready to show you what I've been constantly mulling over for the past week.
This Friday my obsession it isn't a trend, an item, a thing....it's a person! To preface, I have in my time developed several girl crushes [i.e.- feelings of admiration and adoration for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl] and it always leads to me religiously reading up on her. Then I want to scream from the rooftops about her because I am in adoration of who she is and what she does.
What can I say? I'm a little nuts.
With my current girl crush Garance Doré, it was this video that sent me over the deep end:
To me it's one thing to be fashionable and chic, but to also have a fun and smart personality in what can be known as a sea of vapid personalities is SO refreshing. She has a laid-back style with signature designer pieces [but nothing that looks uncomfortable] and her ability to hold an interesting conversation makes her approachable.
I was hooked. I HAD to know more about her.
So Garance is a French illustrator who started her self-named blog in 2006, and slowly over the past seven years have gone from a blogger to a well-respected photographer, journalist, and fashion personality. Her blog garners over 70,000 views a day, and she also has her own Youtube channel Pardon My French where you can see the video above plus her other adventures with her friends such as Elisa Nalin, Caroline Issa, and Viviana Volpicella.
How could you NOT love her? Even her accent is endearing and propels you to desire being BFFs with her. It also is a bonus that she is drop-dead gorgeous:
Also, she is dating Scott Schuman who you might know well as The Sartorialist and they are utterly adorable together.
Basically....when I see Garance, I see a woman that has chased after her dreams of full time liberation from constraints and, after years of hard work, she is officially in a place where she is happy and doing what she loves. You can see it not only in her photos but also in her videos, her writing.....everything! She glows. My girl crush is intense as I aspire to reach her level of happiness.
Anywho, I've posted a few other photos of Garance behind the jump for sheer appreciation. I hope you enjoy them and certainly, check out her blog and her Youtube. Fall in love just like I did!
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