4/23/22

Intrinsèque

When you live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, style is an avocation.  It’s a talent that’s developed from living in a vibrant city with prominent architecture and splendid gardens.  As you walk through Paris, it’s exciting to see how fashion is used as a medium to engage with the city.  Unexpected elements are put together like a street mural that’s imaginative and relevant to life in the city. 

 




Add a lively pop of color and a polished finish to any look with this textured tweed blazer in a shaped silhouette.

Parisians dress well because they live well.  Whether they’re savoring the aroma of a fresh baguette or arranging a bouquet of flowers, feeding the senses is a priority.  Parisians are informed about designers and trends, but not tempted by trendy fashion.  They’re improvisational—American sneakers, Dior sunglasses, and an Italian blazer form an effortless ensemble.  They’re loyal to French labels like Maje, known for collections that encapsulate the enchantment of Paris.  And when it comes to fragrance, Parisians are uncompromising:  French perfume or nothing.

Maje excels at designing smart silhouettes that complement the jaunty spirit of une jeune femme living on the Left Bank.  An unraveled sleeve adds a rebellious detail to a tweed jacket, and there’s a youthful “do as I please” sway in the hemline of a sassy miniskirt.  Indeed, style is intrinsic when you’re young at heart.
 




Braided trim highlights the clean, classic look of a woven jacket cinched with a matching belt.









A slender tie tethers the waist of this longline cardi knit with airy pointelle stitching and contrasting scalloped trim.









An outsized paisley print swirls across a balloon-sleeved blouse framed by a ruffle neck, bold contrast ties and shoulder piping.









Channeling plenty of nostalgic flair, these flared pants pop with pastel posies and finish with a jaunty tied front.









Balloon sleeves frame a trim sheath dress with textured brocade enhanced with a smattering of sequins for shimmer.









Beautiful lace insets sweeten the silhouette of a prim cotton dress that's finished with a wide, waist-cinching sash.









Beaded ties and a jazzy print animate these cotton-forward shorts rendered in a rich blue hue.









Made from comfy stretch cotton, this grid-patterned dress is styled in a trim silhouette with a dainty tie waist.









Slouchy blouson sleeves bring a bit of boho spirit to a crinkle-textured linen-blend wrap dress with a flouncy asymmetric ruffle hem.









A smattering of sequins accentuates the richly detailed texture of a cotton-blend top with a braided cord defining the waist.









A belted waist enhances the clean, classic style of this pocket-embellished button-front jacket.









Logo-debossed buttons make a statement atop this four-pocket boucle-style dress with elbow-length sleeves and rickrack trim.









Airy, open, crochet stitching gives these wide-leg pants a boho, throwback vibe.









Paisley trim and allover polka dots add refreshing, modern character to this belted cardigan.









A wraparound belt at the waist adds the perfect amount of structure to this woven short-sleeve shirtdress.









Etched goldtone hardware and bright contrast trim add to the '80s-inspired aesthetic of this shapely knit dress.