My Favourite French…

To honour the upcoming Bastille day, formally acknowledged as La Fête Nationale, which is celebrated annually on the 14th of July, the team at TheDownLow would love to share the pleasure by proclaiming our favorite French fixations.


My Favorite French…

Fashion house: Dior

Model: Laetitia Casta

Actress: Virginie Ledoyen

Brand: Moët & Chandon 

Food: Croissants!!


My Favorite French…

Fashion house: Chloé, Céline, and Dior, now that Raf Simons is creative director.

Designer(s): Nicolas Ghesquière (Balenciaga) and Jerome Dreyfuss, for his beautiful handbags.

Icon: Coco Chanel, of course. Then, there is Brigitte Bardot.

Female Model: Clémence Poésy

Male Model: Kevin Flamme

Actress: Vanessa Paradis

Actor: Hugo Becker A.K.A Prince Louis Grimaldi on Gossip Girl.

Editor: Emmanuelle Alt, because she rocks.

Artist: Vahram Muratyan

Composer: Claude Debussy

Film: Amélie

Food: Macarons, box fresh from Pierre Hermé.

Fashion editorial: Champs de Mars by Camilla Åkrans for Numéro, #117, October 2010.


My Favorite French…

Designer Label: Isabel Marant

Designer(s): Phoebe Philo (of course) and Aurelie Bidermann for jewellery

Icon: Simone De Beauvoir, all-round amazing woman… And then there is Brigitte Bardot, basically standing for everything Simone doesn’t, but still equally as awesome.

Female Model: Constance Jablonski

Male Model: Vincent Lacrocq

Actress: Clémence Poésy

Actor: Gilles Marnini (Naked hot guy that Samantha wants to sleep with on SATC the movie)

Editor: Emmanuelle Alt (Editor in Chief of French Vogue)

Fictional French world (Book): The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris

Food: Madeleines!

Fashion Editorial:  A Toutes Jambes by Terry Richardson for French Vogue September 2010 

To celebrate, we’d love for you to share the pleasure by getting involved and entering the draw to win one of ten limited edition Pardon MY French x Kronenbourg scarves, designed especially for the special occasion by NZ designer, Lucy Kemp!

All you have to do is post on our Facebook page with your favorite French fashion brand/designer. As the Frenchies would say, bonne chance!