Only A Parisian Woman Could Make Dark Roots Look This Fierce

When we stumbled upon this street snap Paris, we were floored by the daring, edgy beauty look. This is Irina, and Irina has it going on. First, let's talk about the hair. We love how she looks as if once upon a time, she had a pristine platinum pixie, and then let it grow out in an entirely devil-may-care fashion until it was all shaggy bangs, warped flaxen locks, and dark roots. Doesn't sound like it should work, does it? And yet, look. We think it's Irina's I-know-I-look-good attitude that makes this "wrong" hair so, so right.
Combined with a dusty smudge of eyeliner, an angelic touch of blush, a badass leather jacket, and a soft gray scarf, she's working it (and that glint in her eyes kind of suggests that she knows it). Maybe that's the key to French-girl awesomeness: finding a look that's uniquely "you," and then simply rocking it with a confident panache.
What do you think of Irina's unique look? Would you rock roots this visible? And are you as much of a French-girl stalker as we are?
Photographed by: Fred/Easy Fashion Paris

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