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  • My name is Monica Ainley de La Villardière.

  • I am a Canadian in Paris, wandering the streets looking for inspiration like Hemingway and Fitzgerald before me.

  • No, I am a fashion journalist and influencer.

  • For a living, I founded with my dear friend Camille Charrière the podcast Fashion No Filter three years ago.

  • My style is very influenced by menswear.

  • I wear a lot of tailoring, I wear a lot of jeans, I love relaxed, loose shirting, like you've borrowed it from the boys.

  • I actually do borrow lots of my husband's clothes.

  • But I do occasionally dress more feminine, especially in the summer, I like to explore colors and I like dresses.

  • But my daily uniform is definitely tailoring, relaxed boy-cut jeans and oversized shirting.

  • I'm Canadianbut my apartment could not be more French.

  • We are on the Left Bank in Saint-Germain, which is obviously a very typical Parisian neighborhood.

  • The walls are all white, a lot of simplicitywood floor and then I add a bit of color with interesting pieces of artwork.

  • I love sort of modern and slightly abstract art.

  • I love those statues.

  • They bring some modernity into what is effectively your classic old-school French look.

  • And I guess that you could say that about everything to do with my aesthetic.

  • My late grandmother was an incredibly stylish woman.

  • We would be sent to her house in the country every summer by the lake and she would just be wearing a men's shirt and high-waisted trousers.

  • She embraced her wrinkles, they were part of her face.

  • She wore beautiful, simple jewelry and everything she did was incredibly elegant.

  • I understood that a men's shirtfor example, could be just as chic as a ball gown, and that's when I understood what style was.

My name is Monica Ainley de La Villardière.

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Inside Monica Ainley's Parisian apartment | Une Fille, Un Style | Vogue Paris

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    Minjane posted on 2020/07/30
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