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.
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
Go all out Euro and hitch a ride on the cool bug, Herbie.
Geometric print half sleeve tee, P1795, Topshop; Knee length denim skirt, P1025, Forever 21; Sunnies, Sunnies Studios.
A clingy shirt dress, a la Bardot.
Striped dress, P1790, Stradivarius
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
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
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