Woman in the red boots

Old cinema is endless source of inspiration for modern fashionistas, who don’t want to be trend victims but masters of their own style.

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Look at Catherine Deneuve’ character outfit: it looks relaxed, effortlessly chic and timeless. Guess, what is the title of this movie? The Woman In The Red Boots / La femme aux bottes rouges (1974)!

Bright long boots help to remind people that you’re woman during the season of coats, sweaters and jeans.

Here is my version of red boots outfit.

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High-Heel Leather Boot + Melton Wool Pea Coat + Slim Rinced Raw Jeans + Cashmere Roll-Neck + Alpaca & Leather Gloves + Leather Tote Bag. All by Swedish brand Arket.

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Girls and Cigarettes. Part III

Modern society is full of contradictions: those so called “most progressive minds of our time” are crusading to wipe all smokers off from surface of Mother Earth against smoking and at time glamourizing severe obesity.

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Sorry, you can tell me whatever, but the weight of Tess Holliday is not healthy

Health campaigners would chop me in pieces explain me that I’m wrong but I think old movie stars with cigarettes look very seductive and charming.

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Michele Morgan in La minute de verite (1952)

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Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning (1947)

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Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947)

Cleo Moore in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

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Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in La sirene du Missisipi (1969)

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By the way, Original Sin (2001) with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas is remake of La sirene du Missisipi. French version is philosophical and bit boring (sorry, monsieur Truffaut) and Original Sin is all about action and passion.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part I is here.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part II. Cigarette Holders is there.

Yves Saint-Laurent on Catherine Deneuve in La Chamade (1968)

It’s hard to believe but it was a time when people respected their own professions and jobs of others. For example, Catherine Deneuve was a muse of Yves Saint-Laurent but she never “created” so called limited eddition capsule collections for his fashion label and Yves Saint-Laurent never tried to be somebody else but designer.
Everybody did his(her) own job at best, that’s why then it was much more beautiful clothes and good films than now.
You can’t call La Chamade (1968) a masterpiece but definitely you can call this movie is an eye-candy at least for 2 reasons: beautiful Catherine Deneuve and her costumes created by Yves Saint-Laurent.
Based on Francoise Sagan’s novel La Chamade tells us the story of the girl who on her own experience learnt that posh though a bit boring life with mature noble man is better than insecure life with passionate and young but poor guy.

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Epitome of La Dolce Vita: beautiful girl’s ridinging cabriolet in fur coat.

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Timeless charm: black suit + white flower.

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Chic in check.

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Neutral coats look best with bright details – bloses, neckties, silk scarves

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and turtle-neck sweaters.

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By the way, necktie turns simple brown school dress into a stylish thing.

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Long evening gown with embroidered cuffs, seams and neckline.

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Simple chic – diamond on black sweater.

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Jewels in La Chamade are sophisticated too. I guess those pieces belong to Chaumet, cause Catherine Deneuve’s heroine sells her necklace in Chaumet’s boutique.

Red-Red-Red

Red lipstick becomes each and every woman, no matter if you are blond, red-head or brunette, young and fresh or gained solid experience along with few dozen of wrinkles

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Catherine Deneuve,

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Susan Sarandon and Isabelle Huppert,

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and Elizabeth Taylor prove it very well.

All you need is to find your perfect shade, texture. And don’t forget about most important thing – self-confidence.
But be aware that red colour looks well only on impeccably smooth lips. So before you start to paint your pout give it a proper treatment.

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Polish it with Fresh‘s Sugar Lip Polish or with soft toothbrush once or twice a week and apply moisturizer on daily basis. Choose what is best for you – budget products like Vaseline‘s Lip Therapy Original or trendy expensive stuff – price doesn’t matter but your comfort is.

Red (and other vivid shades as well) needs a perfect frame. So don’t skip contouring.

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Classic Maybeline‘s Color Sensational Lip Liner (shade Red) or Elizabeth Arden‘s Plump Up Lip Liner (shade Fire Red 09) will help you to do the job.

Invest in a good lip brush: precise application = sophicticated look.

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Real Techniques offers Retractable Lip with synthetic bristles and Chikuhodo – T-10 with Weasels hair (we all remember that Japanese brushes are the best of the best thanks to refined makeup traditions of Noh and Kabuki theatres, right?).

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If you prefer to wear classic lipstick, check Illamasqua‘s matte shade ManeaterBesame‘s vintage inspired 1931 – Carmine Lipstick or Jane‘s creamy My Pout Lipstick – Jet Setter.

Pencil-like products are worth to try too.

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NYX‘s Simply Red Lip Cream (Russian Roulette shade), Bobbi Brown‘s Art Stick Liquid Lip (Cherry) or Lipstick Queen‘s Cupid’s Bow (Ovid) look very attractive.

Want to outshine each and everyone?

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So BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Lip Gloss – AlexaFace Atelier‘s Lip Glaze (Kona shade) and Australis Luxe Lip Pigmented Lip Gloss (Good-times-square) can turn into your new best friends.

Roger Vivier’s shoes, Catherine Deneuve’s feet and Luis Bunuel’s movie

Elegant shoes with silver buckles created by French designer Roger Vivier are true legend in fashion world: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth II and guys from The Beatles and many other celebrities wore them.

With help of Catherine Deneuve’s feet in Roger Vivier’s shoes ingenious filmmaker Luis Bunuel showed hesitations of Severine, heroine of Belle de Jour, when she comes to brothel for the first time.

Using Roger Vivier’s shoes Bunuel shows us that Severine and her passionate lover Marcel belong to different social groups.
In 2002 Bruno Frisoni revived the brand and modern
Roger Vivier shoes look stylish as ever.


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Trompette Mule Sandals in Leather, white Gommette Fortune Ballerinas in Patient Leather, black Belle Vivier Pumps in Suede, Sneaky Viv’ Strass in Silk Satin (perfect choice for a night club).

Roger Vivier’s bags are very elegant too.

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Miss Viv Small Shoulder Bag In Patient Leather (red one) and Medium Pilgrim de Jour Bag (black one).