Friday, 11 February 2011

Style crush: Emmanuelle Alt

I was originally asked to write an article on my current style icon for a couple weeks ago, but since they never ran it I've decided to let you guys see it here....

As the woman replacing Carine Roitfeld next month after her 10-year reign as Editor In Chief at French Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt has a lot to live up to. However, it might be said that Emmanuelle is the perfect choice for the role.

Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt

Indeed the second news hit that Carine was stepping down, the fashion world was a-flutter with speculation that it would be this mysterious Fashion Director and sometime stylist for French Vogue, who had worked closely with Carine during her tenure (in fact they joined the magazine at around the same time), who would take her place.

Cue my new style crush.

Emmanuelle Alt

Emmanuelle is, in my mind, the perfect example of laidback French chic; a covetable mix of luxe and understatement which just makes her look like the coolest girl on the front row. A woman who favours a well-cut trouser over an attention-grabbing mini-dress gets a huge thumbs up in my book, her look could almost be described as ‘utility chic’.

Emmanuelle Alt

With my own penchant for monochromatic tomboy comfort, Emmanuelle is a great example of how this doesn’t have to equal lazy dressing. With her staples of great statement jackets, skinny leather trousers and comfortable-looking heels, I am obsessed with how easy she makes this look.

Emmanuelle Alt

Emmanuelle is akin to the Queen of all things minimalist, Phoebe Philo. Even something as simple as her lack of makeup really hits home this concept that you should never look too ‘done’, a notion I am fast falling for after months of attention-seeking, headache-inducing Gaga and Nicki Minaj lookalikes filling the nightclubs of London.

Emmanuelle Alt took the reins as Editor In Chief of French Vogue on February 1st, taking a firm step into the fashion spotlight. I, for one, will be keeping a close eye (and taking notes) on what she is papped wearing front row at fashion weeks around the world!

More soon.

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