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French Lessons From Clémence Poésy

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Joining the likes of Victoria Beckham, Laura Brown, and Alexa Chung as a new “MyTheresa Woman” is French actress Clémence Poésy, who brings a healthy dose of Parisian chic to the table. The portrait series is comprised of short videos in which women of great style, intellect, and talent share their favorite finds from MyTheresa. In Poésy’s clip, which debuts exclusively on Style.com, the actress elaborates on her effortless, intuitive signature look.

“I love the idea of buying something that you keep for a long time,” Poésy offers in the film. “My favorite piece in my wardrobe is a shirt that was my mum’s in the 1970s. I’ve worn it so much that I can’t even take it out of my wardrobe anymore because I think it’s going to just break.”

Poésy’s personal style is quintessentially French—think floaty dresses, bedhead, and minimal accessories—but she admits to taking more risks when she travels stateside. “What I love about New York is that no one cares…You can wear whatever you want, you can be as crazy as you want. So I feel freer there.”

In her video, Poésy models everything from a sequined Saint Laurent blazer to an embroidered Valentino jumpsuit to a super-sheer white dress teamed with clunky lace-up boots. What can we say? We love a girl with multiple (sartorial) personalities.

Best Of Cannes: The Weekend Wrap-Up

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There was no shortage of star wattage at Cannes this weekend, but it was a few newcomers who stood out on the fashion front. Girl-to-watch Elizabeth Olsen has enviable access to one of fashion’s most-desired labels; her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley are the designers of The Row. Olsen took the line day to night, wearing a pretty white shift for an afternoon photo call for her film Martha Marcy May Marlene and amping up the glamour in a high-slit, beaded black number for its official premiere. (Between the color and the slit, we couldn’t help but remember Ashley’s Met gala look.)

Clémence Poésy, on the other hand, went lighter and sweeter but still scored a winning look. The French actress chose a silk and taffeta gown from YSL’s Edition Soir for the Saturday premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Photos: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images (Olsen); Ann-Christiane Poujoulat / AFP / Getty Images (Poesy)

Whatever Lula Wants

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You know you’re doing something right when Clémence Poésy, Erdem Moralioglu, Ellen von Unwerth, Liberty Ross, and Caroline Sieber all attend your fifth birthday party. So, yes, let the record show: Lula, the London-based mag helmed by stylist Leith Clark (pictured, left, with Moralioglu), is doing something right.

The crowd, and many others, joined Clark for a multi-course dinner at Harvey Nichols last night, where Coco Sumner (below), Sting’s indie-rocking daughter, provided the evening’s entertainment. As for the venue, it’s no coincidence. Clark has just curated a pop-up shop at the store, with one-off pieces created by her designer friends—Erdem, Rodarte, Moschino, Rykiel, and Miu Miu among them. Add in books and music by pals Daisy de Villeneuve, Liz Goldwyn, and Melissa Auf der Mar, and you’ve got a serious destination (not to mention a good reason to overcome any ill will toward an umpteenth pop-up shop). And each purchase comes with a little custom gift from Chanel, devised in conjunction with Clark. Custom Chanel? Sounds near-impossible, but whatever Lula wants, Lula gets.

“I am getting a bit choked up looking at all the people who have been with me and stuck with me for the past five years,” Clark said at dinner. “You guys add a new meaning to loyalty.” Well, what are friends for?

Photos: Courtesy of Lula

Front-Row Tweet: Chanel’s Barnstormer

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Karl Lagerfeld knows how to put on a show. This morning at Chanel, it was a real barnstormer in the Grand Palais, with a set inspired by Marie Antoinette’s peasant-y playground Le Petit Trianon, that featured a giant haystack and barn, of course branded with a huge Chanel logo. Taking it all in were Prince, Claudia Schiffer, and Clémence Poésy. The show began with a crowing rooster, and surprise guest Lily Allen and her band popped out of the floor to play her hit “Not Fair,” but perhaps not quite live. Heidi Mount was the first girl out. Though she didn’t read the set as the backyard of Versailles but rather her native Utah. Oh, and she got to hold a real live pig. There was holding and more when Freja Beha Erichsen and Lara Stone went for the proverbial roll in the hay with Lagerfeld darling Baptiste Giabiconi. No one was allowed to use their iPhones or BlackBerrys, so they had to save all their hoedown humor for later. UPDATE: We’ve got the whole show up. Click here to take in the countryside couture.

Photos: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images