Bastille Day: Go French Yourself: Love to Nice

I had started writing this blog post earlier this morning to celebrate Bastille Day and share my favorite things about France. After just hearing about the terrible attack on Nice, I have decided to still celebrate France and publish this story. This beautiful day turned into a nightmare for so many. My thoughts and prayers are with the people in France tonight. Light and love to the victims and their families, and all the peace loving people around the world. We must unite. This senseless violence must end. 

By this point everyone knows French women are the some of the chicest in the world. After all, it's the land that brought us Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot, and Inès de la Fressange! In honor of Bastille Day, there are four women who've helped make up the new fashion guard and they inspire me so much.I have some old favorites too but these four are really the future of French style. I am so intrigued with everything French. But hopefully you know this by now!! My entire Christmas theme is centered around Paris. I love dining at French restaurants in various cities I visit in The U.S. French music is often playing in my home and car. I love French movies. My cocktail of choice is The French 75 and just recently I made a French 75 punch and it's my go-to now at every dinner party and shopping event. Find that recipe here

 Special gifts from France.

Special gifts from France.

  And now my 4 French style icons......

Léa Seydoux: The 29-year-old's been cast in a number of American films including Inglorious BastardsThe Grand Budapest Hotel, and Midnight in Paris, but where I really love to see the actress is on the red carpet. Her masculine-meets-feminine style makes for exciting, quintessentially French moments at every turn.

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Photo via Getty Images

Elisa Sednaoui: The actress, philanthropist, mother, and model has—you guessed it—model-off-duty style down pat. That means leather, dark denim, and the perfect accessories. And, oh yeah, Christian Louboutin is her godfather!

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Photo via Getty Images

Emmanuelle Alt: She's the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris so it's only expected that she make the list. You'll always find her in skinny jeans, button-downs, sharp blazers, and pumps, which is why her "if it ain't broke don't fix it" motto of dressing is both refreshing and envy-inducing.

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Photo Via Getty Images

Garance Doré: She's the brain behind one of my favorite photography and lifestyle blogs and the perfect study in how to make French style work in New York City. She is perfection. I might be a little bit obsessed with her. Okayyyy- a lot obsessed with her! 

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Photo Via Getty Images

Would love to hear your favorites !!

Love You France. Xo

Sam