Sorry. I guess I’m only of the few who does not think this woman has a lot of style. I’ve seen photos of her in so many magazines and always think if only she has brushed her hair back – tucked it up or twisted it or *something* – she would look so much better. I don’t understand the sloppy layers when she could look sssoooooo fantastic (must have the greatest designer wardrobe in her closet) if she just perfected it a bit.
I guess I’m just more old school and think of truly beautiful and fashionable women – think Audrey and Grace – when hair was well styled, dresses were lovely and accessories were matching. Now we get the crawled out of bed look from women who have the resources to do better. If this is one of today’s most fashionable – well, we are in trouble.
Effortless quirky style. I think she carries it off without seeming too studied-hipster through the force of her personality (and being super lean).
I like the colour combination of the braces, cardigan and coat. I’m really not a fan of pale blue 80s denim like that but she makes it work. I wonder what the shoes were?
Lou gave a great tip in a magazine last year: she stretches the necklines of her T-shirts to snap the thread and create that nice loose effect. It’s a small detail but it makes a big difference – you can see she’s done it in this picture.
Kind of schkanky street style. But seriously, how many women could pull this off? It’s a rare bird who would be considered stylish in this. I think Stacy and Clinton would be having palpitations if one of their “what not to wear” clients turned up in this. And they’d be right!
“Whoa! Is that a clip on you’re wearing?” No clip ons. To go to the effort of putting on something elective, yet not to “bother” with the real thing…well, it’s dumbed down and in poor taste. If she desperately needed to hold her trousers up, mmmaybe. As an accent, non.
While I really and utterly appreciate well manicured and put together outfits with excellent colour palettes, this combo is so refreshing- I love it! Well done, Sart!! I love how you identify the truly amazing in different genres.
I don’t see anything in her.. I love Charlotte Gainsbourg though….the latter is talented the first…not, she’s just another junky who was lucky enough to be the daughter of a director and Jane birkin…. has the picture been taken for her style or because it is Lou Doillon ?
Lovin’ it! But Lou Doillon has style in her veins, whether she be dressed to the nines in Balenciaga or doing more casual chic like this. Love the suspenders and the big buttons and that french way of tucking the hair up into a cap. For some reason she looks far prettier like this than in some of the papped red carpet shots. Some people are born with it…. thanks sart, this really made me smile!
I disagree with some; the suspenders are the crowning glory of this outfit! I’m a big fan of suspenders myself, on women, men, what have you. The hat is also great, and the mixture of colors that are still somehow compatible is excellent and in very good taste.
Saucy yes, stylish not… sorry she has put too much marmalade on the toast perhaps one element too many. She has the right intention and a very attractive face but unlike her sister she lacks elegance and simplicity. Her outfit seems forced . The “just woke up” effect is lost in to “just don’t know”.
The hat, the cardigan, the buttons on the cardigan, the coat, the gold cain, the suspenders, and the grey background, the sticky hair… do not miss the handbag! she really needs someone to edit her young fashion, then again youth is about that excess, in my mind over accessorizing is a bad habit. Nan Kempner said ” I put it all on, then take some things out and I am perfect”
Unfortunately whenever I see this young lady, all I can think about is how Charlotte Gainsbourg just absolutely trumps her in natural beauty. Anyway, her outfit is cute, I suppose, but I wish she would just crack a proper smile. Show off your mother’s teeth, Lou! They’re strangely endearing.
she never looks like she tries hard.she is carefree looking ,youthful and naturally well dressed.I don’t think she is concerned with how stylish her outfit is to other people.She dictates but doesn’t copy that is the difference.tmrw someone will wear something inspired by this.
I knew my opinion of style, using Hepburn and Kelly, would upset a few folks.
Very sorry about that.
But consider this – I was in the bookstore and saw a magazine (I think it was Life) recognizing the fifteen year mark of Audrey Hepburn’s death. Beautiful woman, great clothes, eternal style. Picture it if you will.
Now go back, enlarge the photo of this young woman, and take a long, hard look. Can you really see this being praised fifteen years after her death? Eternal style? No, I don’t think so.
My comment dating to women of the 1950′s was an example. Trying to get at the point that women once cared about beauty and style in a different way. There are still a few around. But fewer and fewer. And those few women are the ones who will make history, probably much longer than fifteen years after death. Try 100 or so.
hooray for soft, washed-a-million-times, light colored jeans. remember those?
this girl is awesome. she’s the best of skinhead style and the best of hippie style AT THE SAME TIME. go ahead, you try that…i dare you. it just goes to show that if a girl is cute enough, and bursting with a quiet sort if confidence, she can wear any damn thing she wants.
Lou is is not about red carpet fashion here, she’s about real life fashion; isn’t she wearing a gavroche on this picture, it’s all about the street attitude and the fact that anybody can relate to this style. Now you tell me if anybody can relate to Hepburn or Kelly, really far from the streets or trans-class if you ask me. And we have to realize that when everydody can pull off wearing class/pricey clother with the rigth logistics, it’s much more difficult to look fashionable on an everyday basis, most of the time, it ends up poorly ( I hear slobification). Lastly, can we really compare an everyday look in 2008 when it’s all about the working woman and a red carpet look at an era of “perfect” housewives.
To the person who said: “Now go back, enlarge the photo of this young woman, and take a long, hard look. Can you really see this being praised fifteen years after her death? Eternal style?”
Really? You think so?
ricpic said he saw this look in the Village 40 years ago. Well, that must have been me. And the look is so classic, I still wear it. And, also like Lou, sometimes I get dressed up and look more like Audrey.)
Lou has an insoucient grace that turns a mad mix into a fashion statement. I mean really, does anybody look at her and think she got dressed in the dark? No! She chose every element and, on her, it works.
But think about it:
If she wasn’t Lou Doillon, she’d be just another cute girl on the streets of Paris (like I was, on McDougall Street, once upon a time, wearing the same hat). And if Sart took a picture of me and my sister, would you remark how much prettier and more talented and more stylish my sister was?
So she is a famous daughter, and a famous sister. Does that mean you can say anything about her? And the point of doing so is what, exactly? Gratuitous and unkind, is what I think.
When I first saw this, I have to admit I rolled my eyes, simply because its been done to death by every hipster in a major metropolis and its not 1977 anymore. However, she does pull off the street urchin look quite well. I would like to see more riffing on the Victorian street urchin look though….think Oliver Twist
really, on the street? u meet Lou Doillon randomly at Paris? ahah, i’m not a big fan of that cap, i love the coat and suspenders but that’s all… though i have to admit it looks good on her! but i wouldn’t wear that style… Love your pics ;)
She could truelly become a great,sports illustrated voted her the best new designer,her clothing is available on leecooper-online and it is great, wife loves it and looks great in the style. Autumn range has just hit the web site, charlotte junper in lava red is uber cool