Allez, Allez! French Fashion Blogs To While Away The Rest Of The Weekend

There's no bigger sartorial cliché than "Parisian chic" — striped shirts paired with silk scarves, Repetto ballerina flats in lieu of Birkenstocks, black-on-black ensembles even during the hottest summer — romanticized stereotypes that surely make locals scoff. But, there's a reason why the French are the subject of our admiration: they've got the whole style thing down, even if their own particular flavors are as diverse as they come.
For these style stars, it's not all Chanel flats, Dior frocks, and other luxury classic pieces. Sure, there are your Garance Dorés and Betty Autiers — chic embodiments of Parisian savoir faire and front row staples at every Fashion Week. But, the new wave of francophone bloggers offers a much more casual and approachable take on personal styling — one that's not all designer and not all monochrome. Here are five examples, based in France but written in English, that you should add to your bookmarks bar.
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Photo: Via @kenzasmg.
Kenza Sadoun-el Glaoui, of La Revue de Kenza
Sadoun-el Glaoui makes us believe that there is such a thing as a real-girl fashion blogger: someone whose sartorial intuition is a touch sharper than the average layman, but who dresses in shoppable brands like ASOS and Comptoir de Cotonniers. While she hails from Paris, Kenza doesn't pretend to be too cool to talk about it; she often shares pictures of her walks home to the Marais, as well as her favorite addresses for anyone looking for an authentically local experience in the City of Light.
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Photo: Via @louisepando.
Louise Ebel, of Miss Pandora
There's an interesting trend happening with French bloggers. While some stateside bloggers try to give off a "I woke up like this" vibe, their French counterparts unabashedly create images. Ebel, for instance, wears a tulle skirt in the Tuileries Gardens like it's nobody's business.
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Photo: Via @tokyobanhbao.
Tokyobanhbao, of Le monde de Tokyobanhbao
Tokyobanhbao is a triple-threat: fashion blogger, sometimes travel writer, and illustrator. All of these three come together in her adorable entries, in which she illustrates a cartoon version of herself into her travel photographs, wearing a classic mix of high-low: ASOS with 3.1 Philip Lim, Madewell and Mulberry, MiH Jeans and Adidas. Tokyobanhbao also hosts original editorial content; alongside outfit posts, you can find interviews with artists like John Newman before "Love Me Again" was on every Pandora station, ever.
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Daphné Moreau, of Mode and the City. Mode and the City's English component still feels meager compared to the French version (right now, you can only read a short synopsis in English at the bottom of each post). Luckily, you don't need to know much Français to be utterly charmed by Moreau's photographs.
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Samar Youssef, of Une libanaise à Paris
Une libanaise à Paris reads like Garance Doré — editorial pieces like an interview with Maria Katrantzou on the front page will keep you scrolling through for more insider gems. Youssef is a journalist by trade, which means you get magazine-grade content with the very personal — sometimes even a bit feisty — voice of a blogger. She also has contributors from all different backgrounds, which keeps Une libanaise à Paris' tone fresh.
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