– coco chanel

over the holidays rob & i finally got around to watching “inglorious bastards.” i have no idea why we waited so long – it was a fantastic story and a impressive film! i’d rank it behind “pulp fiction” and tied with “reservoir dogs.” yes…i liked it that much.

in addition to my accolades above, i discovered and was inspired by a talented french actress with effortless style. and now i have the biggest style crush.

who am i talking about? miss melanie laurent, of course.

{Image courtesy of Candice BostYn PhotographY.}
the daughter of a ballerina, miss laurent is a super talented artist – actress, director and writer. her beau is irish crooner damien rice. and she is also fighting the green crusade, serving as a climate ambassador for United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s “Global Humanitarium Forum.”

melanie has an easy everyday elegance {and looks terribly cool in hats}. but when it’s time to grace the red carpet, she is nothing short of a showstopper. miss laurent is glamour, personified.

i am wishing and hoping i get to see her in many more films and magazines this year. j’adore!

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  1. Ann wrote:

    Yeah, I second that “Damien Rice is her boyfriend?!” 🙂
    She was definitely one of the standouts in that movie along with Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender. The two conversations that involve glasses of milk were my favorite parts of the movie.

    Posted 1.27.10 Reply
  2. Colleen wrote:

    thanks for the inspiration! i love her style! and damien rice! xo

    Posted 1.26.10 Reply
  3. She is so elegant! And Damien Rice is her bf?! So basically she has it all, sigh.

    Posted 1.26.10 Reply