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Art of Style

An insider’s guide to Parisian style

Paris-based designer and fashion journalist ALEXANDRA GOLOVANOFF on the basics of nailing French chic. By DIVYA BALA

Photography Asia TypekStyling Sabina Khan
Fashion
Sweaters, both Alexandra Golovanoff; pants and shoes, both Bottega Veneta; ring, Sarah & Sebastian
Blazer, Balenciaga; sweater, Alexandra Golovanoff; jeans, GOLDSIGN; shoes, Bottega Veneta; necklace, Chloé

Master the art of imperfection

L-R: tan shoes, Khaite; bangle, Balenciaga; necklace, Chloé; black shoes, Balenciaga; leather pouch, Saint Laurent; bracelet, Foundrae; ring, Boucheron

Strike the perfect balance

Comfort is key

Coat, Loewe; sweater, Alexandra Golovanoff; jeans, GOLDSIGN; necklace, Chloé

Elevate but don’t overdress

Find your closet fundamentals

Coat, Burberry; jacket, LVIR; T-shirt, Saint Laurent; skirt, Maison Margiela; boots, Dr Martens; bag, Balenciaga; earrings, Bottega Veneta
I like to have very simple, very ‘raw’ pieces, mixed with something more sophisticated. I always balance opposites – such as casual looks with diamonds. Or a very simple outfit with vintage pieces, but a very beautiful bag
Sweater, Alexandra Golovanoff; skirt, Loewe; bag, and earrings, both Bottega Veneta; bracelet, Foundrae

Enhance your natural beauty