Best 10 Instagram accounts to follow for fashion inspiration

Whenever I have that ‘I have nothing to wear’ feeling or prepare for an occasion, I like having inspiration from women I look up to.
Here are a list of the ‘chic’-est women on Instagram I follow:

1. French model, designer and IT girl, Jeanne Damas

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Monday 🌞 @thevolon #thevolonbag #thevolon

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2. French model, music producer and one of the writers of How to be Parisian, Caroline de Maigret

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Paris 🇫🇷

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3. French style icon, Inés de la Fressange

4. French-American actress and model, Camille Rowe

5. French illustrator, blogger and the author of Love. Style. Life., Garance Doré

6. Chinese supermodel, Liu Wen

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#CHANELHolidays

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7. Iranian-American writer, Tahereh Mafi

8. Swedish Youtuber, Jenny Mustard

9. American fashion blogger, Jenny Cipoletti

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Gone with the wind 💨

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10. Hungarian fashion blogger and Youtuber, Vivien Nagy

Inspiring French ladies III.

Catherine Deneuve started her career as an actress at the age of 13 and she didn’t stop since that. She was nominated for the Academy Award for her performance in Indochine and she is one of UNESCO’s ambassadors. She said: ‘People who know me know I’m strong but I’m vulnerable.’

Jeanne d’Arc /1412-1431./ is one of France’s patron saints. She led the French army to battle against the English and helped Charles le Victorieux to the throne. She was captured and died a martyr’s death when she was only 19 years old. She said: ‘I’m not afraid. I was born to do this.’

Édith Piaf /1915-1963./, the voice of Paris, who is the singer of iconic songs such as La Vie en Rose, Milord, Padam Padam and Non, Je ne regrette rien. She said: ‘For me there is nothing more important in life and my songs, but my songs are love too.’

Inés de la Fressange is a well-known model, fashion designer and style icon who wrote the book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide. She said: ‘It’s not the clothes but its how you wear them sometimes.’

George Sand /1804-1876./ was a writer who were friends with Napoleon III and the love of Frédéric Chopin. She thought men and women were equal. She said: ‘A soul that has never suffered is unable to hide beautiful flowers.’

Get to know more about French chic

Although they say ‘je ne sais quoi’ can not be learned, here are some sources you can use to find out more about it.

First of all I recommend Justine Leconte’s Youtube channel. She is a French designer who currently lives in Germany and she started her Youtube channel 2 years ago. She has a French series (videos about French food, beauty secrets, style tips and wardrobe essentials) and others from which you can learn a lot from the fashion industry itself (for example how to differentiate good quality from bad and how to dress for your body shape). You can find her official website  here.

Inés de la Fressange – Parisian Chic: A Style Guide
Inés is a French model and designer who shares some very great advice about style. For example, what are the basic peaces every woman should have and where to go in Paris? I really love this book, I read it 3 times already but I like just thumbing through the pages as well.
Inés de le Fressange on Instagram
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Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest, Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan – How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Another must-have written by Parisian ladies about what are they really like? Spoiler alert ‘they are crazy’ as it is written in the prologue. After reading it I became very fond of Caroline de Maigret, she is a French model and music producer who often works with Chanel.
Caroline de Maigret on Instagram
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Tish Jett – Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance
Though the writer is only honorary French, she unveiled many of French women’s beauty secrets and she is not afraid to share them.
Tish Jett

Jeanne Damas is an actress and founder of Rouje. Can’t believe she was born in the same year I did. She currently lives in Paris and we can easily call her the French It Girl. Follow her for effortless style tips.
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