FRENCH DRESSING: 
I Woke Up Like This  
Common to all French women is a certain je ne sais quoi. The secret? Stick to an endlessly chic, yet undeniably effortless uniform—and always pair it with tousled hair, a smudged red lip, and a bit of eyeliner from last night's escapades. Here, we decode the uniforms of our favorite Parisian style icons.  

FRENCH DRESSING: 
I Woke Up Like This  
Common to all French women is a certain je ne sais quoi. The secret? Stick to an endlessly chic, yet undeniably effortless uniform—and always pair it with tousled hair, a smudged red lip, and a bit of eyeliner from last night's escapades. Here, we decode the uniforms of our favorite Parisian style icons.  

Caroline de Maigret

Caroline de Maigret

Occupation: Music Producer and Author

Last Seen At: Musée d’Orsay’s impressionist wing.

Style Uniform: Blazers and a choppy fringe are her go-tos—and have earned her the unofficial title as the modern-day Jane Birkin.

Occupation: Music Producer and Author

Last Seen At: Musée d’Orsay’s impressionist wing.

Style Uniform: Blazers and a choppy fringe are her go-tos—and have earned her the unofficial title as the modern-day Jane Birkin.

Jeanne Damas

Jeanne Damas

Occupation: Designer

Last Seen At: Café de Flore sipping on Coca-Cola Light—al fresco.

Style Uniform: French-girl sexy at its finest. The trick? Chic and flirty femininity with a subtle edge—think sweet florals on micro minis.

Occupation: Designer

Last Seen At: Café de Flore sipping on Coca-Cola Light—al fresco.

Style Uniform: French-girl sexy at its finest. The trick? Chic and flirty femininity with a subtle edge—think sweet florals on micro minis.

Aymeline Valade

Aymeline Valade

Occupation: Model

Last Seen At: Jardin des Tuileries after a runway show.

Style Uniform:
 She makes a strong case for androgynous sexy—and buying your outerwear from the men’s section.

Occupation: Model

Last Seen At: Jardin des Tuileries after a runway show.

Style Uniform:
 She makes a strong case for androgynous sexy—and buying your outerwear from the men’s section.

Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld

Occupation: Fashion Editor

Last Seen At: Avenue Montaigne, shopping.

Style Uniform: Her impeccably-tailored pencil skirt, button-down, and sky-high heel combo serves her 24/7, high-fashion schedule quite well. The finishing touch? She never goes anywhere without her visor shades.

Occupation: Fashion Editor

Last Seen At: Avenue Montaigne, shopping.

Style Uniform: Her impeccably-tailored pencil skirt, button-down, and sky-high heel combo serves her 24/7, high-fashion schedule quite well. The finishing touch? She never goes anywhere without her visor shades.

Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou

Occupation: Actress

Last Seen At: Le cinéma in Le Marais.

Style Uniform: Only a French actress with a pixie haircut could make a prom silhouette read as cool and undone. Keep all jewelry and makeup to a minimum.

Occupation: Actress

Last Seen At: Le cinéma in Le Marais.

Style Uniform: Only a French actress with a pixie haircut could make a prom silhouette read as cool and undone. Keep all jewelry and makeup to a minimum.

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The people featured in this story are not associated with Moda Operandi and do not endorse it or the products shown.