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Fashion Editorial: How To Be French

Martine Cajucom brings out the red, white and blue, and shows us how to dress Parisian in the Philippines.
Fashion Editorial: How To Be French Martine Cajucom brings out the red, white and blue, and shows us how to dress Parisian in the Philippines.

As Marion Cotillard schools us on French dressing in Malacanang, here comes a Filipina teaching us how to wear Parisian in Manila. Timeless Euro chic trends get a reboot in this editorial featuring ultra wearable pieces that are fit for the tropics. Our muse? Effortless Cali girl, Martine Cajucom.

Martine, Martine, Martine. Effortless hair (and a name you can chant) marks the French girl.

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When doing the socks and sandals look, try a sheer pair to make it more adult and less cutesy.

Short royal cream polka dot dress, P1425, Forever 21; Red mary-jane pumps, P36,960, Marni at Homme et Femme

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Go all out Euro and hitch a ride on the cool bug, Herbie. 

Geometric print half sleeve tee, P1795, TopshopKnee length denim skirt, P1025, Forever 21; Sunnies, Sunnies Studios.

 

A clingy shirt dress, a la Bardot.

Striped dress, P1790, Stradivarius

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French girls love borrowing from the boys. So Breton stripes and men's shoes, please. (Even when you're wearing a dress.) The woven mini bag is a miniature ode to Frencophile Jane Birkin, who loved carrying her stuff around in a basket.

Black monk strap flats, P1870, Forever 21; Mini bag, Salvatore Ferragamo

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When all else fails, do a solid red - sure to make you stand out like a swipe of crimson lipstick.

Red pleated romper, P2595, Zara

A lesson in linear, patriotic alignment.

Striped pencil skirt, P2595, Zara; Striped button down, P1595, Bershka; Blue punched brogues, P1990,Stradivarius

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Popularized by French sportswear brand Lacoste, the pique shirt is back. Elevate the essential by styling it into a minimalist monochrome outfit.

Lacoste polo shirt; Neoprene A-line skirt, P4000, Topshop.

Shot on location at the Volkswagen Showroom, Bonifacio Global City

Photography by Artu Nepomuceno

Model: Martine Cajucom

Makeup by Don de Jesus

Nails by Nelly Antiquera of Nail Spa

Produced and Styled by Bea Jocom and Anna Canlas

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