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YES to this look!

First of all, because I’m a huge fan of this light trench coat from Zara, which is the most perfect piece for Spring — I would have bought it myself if I hadn’t already found an amazing one at the Acne sample sale the other day.

Oh, and let’s talk about those sandals for a second, right?
They are this summer’s Céline’s — very jolie-laide. I don’t think I would have dared buy them myself, but they go so, and I mean SO well, with Lilli’s slender figure! Don’t you think?

Lilli is wearing: Coat, Zara ; Top, Lyn Devon ; Jeans, Zara ; Shoes, Céline ; Earring, Dior ; Bag, Céline

Translated by Andrea Perdue


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  • Cette photo est vraiment très belle, et je suis fan du trench, il m’en faut vraiment un! Je suis un peu moins fan des chaussures jolies-laides par contre!

  • i love the photo: it’s beautiful! :)

  • Le look est très bien, mais la sandale Céline est un véritable tue l’amour pour moi…

  • The trench coat I simply adore. But the shoes? Not to so much.

    The whole Birkenstock/ugly shoe trend – actually a trap (as all trends are) for consumers to buy into something that has been heralded as chic? Are there actually people who in all honesty would have deemed these shoes chic on their own accord, hadn’t Phoebe Philo done it first?

    A blog post on this discussion would be amazing :) I’ve touched upon it already here:


  • I’m totallt digging the whole flatform sandal thing going on this season.
    A tiny bit afraid to pull em off myself though, gotta find the right ones.

  • Très joli ce trench, j’aime beaucoup !


  • Mais où s’arrêtera la mode ? Je trouve les sandales absolument affreuses… Pourtant j’aime bien les creepers et les Dr Martens.
    Le trench est joli par contre !

  • Complètement charmant cette tenue !
    J’aime bien l’esprit gros godillot alors que tout le reste est tellement léger !

  • Gorgeous outfit, yes indeed! Tried on the trench, still in doubt as whether to get it but like it a lot! Thosee sandals are really something special, nice!


  • Nothing against the llok but I truly LOVE the red door in the background. Red rules!

    Love from Germany,


  • Hello Garance,
    D’abord j’adore le contraste du rouge vif et des beiges! Très photogénique.
    J’avoue que comme toi je ne sais pas si j’oserais les sandales pas bien jolies mais bon peut être pour un futur voyage lunaire! par contre cet été c’est sur il faut investir dans des sandales en cuir noir!
    J’attends la newsletter avec impatience!!

  • J’adore son look, j’adore la photo, mais les chaussures c’est pas possible pour moi…

  • I’m not sure, which one of them: or this one: ?

  • Love the light flowy trench and somehow I’m totally falling in love with those platform sandals lately! xx

  • I cannot say that I like the jolie-laide thing. I think shoes should have a graceful shape and not enlarge the proportion of the foot unnecessarily. I much prefer your Miu Miu purely jolie shoes! :-)

  • Ouiiii au trench beige incontournable dans le dressing de toutes modeuses !
    Par contre on n’est pas obligé de tout porter simplement parce que c’est la tendance , donc non aux sandales vraiment trop moches même si c’est Céline !
    Juste impossible mais oui pour le reste

  • Jane with the noisy terrier April, 30 2014, 10:12 / Reply

    I hold myself 100% responsible for the jolie-laide sandal trend this season. Last summer, I rediscovered an ancient pair of Prada Sport (remember the red bar on the back?) sandals complete with wide leather straps that velcro’d in place and it was love reborn. So comfortable, so “Celine-y.” I took them to Paris for four weeks and wore them with a floaty chiffon skirt from Lillith and with khaki shorts scrambling up and down Mont St. Michel. Obviously, the fashion cognoscenti spotted me and exclaimed “Voila! Zhat middle-age American woman has ze perfect sandals for Spring!” (Submitted with a serious wink.)

  • You must be the one who told my husband to pull out his old Prada mule/slides. As he was marveling about how long he had had them (since 1980’s) I was marveling that I hadn’t hid them long ago….Lucky for him the trend is back…he can now pretend they are vintage :)

  • martine May, 3 2014, 5:50

    Jolie laide? What the heck is that? It sounds like noise. You’re not responsible, so don’t feel bad. People had been wishing they had flat-form sandals even before stores started making them. Vagabond started that before Celine, Prada and such came on the bandwagon, I think. This is certainly not a trend that came from designers. And its definitely predates last summer. They are perfect for anytime you don’t want to look like you are on girlieness overload.

  • C’est marrant ce phénomène de “joli-laid” comme tu dis. Je me suis fait la réflexion sur Asos ; est-ce que j’ai envie d’acheter une pièce parce que ça fait “cool” – donc je deviendrai cool – alors qu’objectivement elle est moche? (ps : la nouvelle tendance de sandales/méduses compensés par en crocs-plastiques)

  • Magnifique photo! Moi j’adore la jolie jeune femme, ce naturel et ces BO. Qui est cette jolie lilli?

  • MissPimpin April, 30 2014, 10:17 / Reply

    J’ai acheté ce trench de chez Zara !!
    Je me sens trop cooool !!!!
    Par contre les sandales, over my dead body

  • Beautiful photo! Love the trench coat.

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  • Those sandals are no! no! no!

    One of those trends we look back a think “How could this be fashionable” Like the complied 80

  • I don’t know why but I don’t like those sandals… I mean not those particularly but the style it self.
    love the coat though
    Xo, Belen
    Androbel Insider

  • No-absolutely not. I of course love 90% of the outfit, but the shoes? No way. When I saw them, they immediately reminded me of something my grandma would have worn because of severe foot problems. I find “fashion” to be such a funny thing–I can appreciate most things but every once in awhile I am repulsed by something (such as the shoes in this case). Of course, my motto when it comes to fashion and style is more in line with “What Would Emmanuelle Alt Do?” And the answer to that question in this case would most certainly be: Not wear those shoes!!

  • Love this perfect wardrobe staple – a big Yes! The shoes are fabulous, too…

    xx, Kristi

  • Les sandales ?????….. non ! Désolée! On dirait des chaussures post-opératoires ! Je trouve que ça gâche les reste qui est très joli surtout sur ce beau fond rouge.
    Le même look avec d’autres souliers : ballerines Alaïa, kittten heals Saint Laurent, bottines Laurence Dacade ou mocassins Tod’s par exemple aurait été parfait à mon goût !

  • J’ai le droit de dire que sans la porte, elle perdrait 50 de photogénie, la jolie Lili? La touche de rouge lui va à merveille. Et mon inconscient ramène la porte rouge à l’image des pompiers (style Chicago Fire, pas Robert en imper), ce qui me met en joie.

  • J’aime beaucoup les photos prises dans le vif du sujet, de plus elle à un style tres simple mais travaillé j’adore!


  • I love this kind of look and i like this trench!
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

  • Le retour de la vengeance de la bonne sœur protestante” Marianne avait définitivement raison avec son article l autre jour :(

  • Complètement fan du trench, Zara en a sorti de très belles versions cette année. Je lorgne plus sur celui à la doublure léopard, un petit truc en plus lorsque les manches seront retroussées.
    Quand aux chaussures si effectivement elles matchent parfaitement avec la silhouette et l’allure de Lilli, j’ai beau être une Phoebe Philo addict, elles me laissent totalement de marbre et même plutôt dubitative !

  • La tenue est parfaite, mais alors les chaussures, je n’adhère pas du tout!


  • Here we will have to agree to desagree. I don’t like them at all. In fact, my eyes are hurting!
    At least they are practical: if she breakes a foot, she has her orthopaedic shoes already.

  • Premiere reaction en deroulant la photo : J’adore !
    Deuxieme reaction en voyant les chaussures : Nooooon ! (Souffrance…..)
    Quel dommage de gacher une tenue aussi sympa mais la porte rouge en fond : magnifique !

  • They look AMAZING on her figure! When I first saw those sandals on Céline’s collection I didn’t like them very much, but they truly look amazing with this outfit! But (still) I wouldn’t buy them for myself…

    PS: Beautiful photo!

  • Yes it looks good on her….only on her or other slender girls…but a curvy layday like myself would look like a heffalump….sigh! Great shot!

  • Theresa April, 30 2014, 2:43 / Reply

    I totally agree with a previous commenter who points out that those shoes could be classified as a “trend trap.” They’re not exactly classic and maybe sort of ugly.

    That being said, I can’t help but love them. I’m not usually swayed by very trendy items, but for some reason I am totally into the priest/orthopedic inspired shoe trend. I’ll at least have a pair of Birkenstocks by summer.

  • J’aime le trench, le skinny noir, cette fille magnifique et ses cheveux dans le vent, mais les scandales, je ne peux vraiment, mais alors vraiment pas ! Je préfère largement une paire de Porselli ou des scandales en cuir naturel toutes simples comme celles de chez K. Jacques. Désolée Garance… :)


  • Those shoes. Just no.

  • Je dois vraiment investir dans un joli trench, c’est un peu un indispensable de la mi saison ! Par contre pour les chaussures, je commence à peine à apprécier les Birk, la c’est trop pour moi ;)


  • michèle May, 1 2014, 9:05 / Reply

    on dirait les sandales de godzilla !
    ils ont beaucoup d’humour chez céline, ils glissent des gags désopilants dans leur collection pour tester notre sens critique et voir jusqu’où nous allons adhérer… en ce moment on boit leur parole quand ils nous disent qu’il faut dépenser 2 000 € pour un sac! il n’y a a que la foi qui sauve…

  • Hello,

    Pour celles qui pourraient être intéressées : je vends ce trench (neuf), acheté un peu trop vite (j’en ai un autre du coup je n’arrive pas à mettre celui la)
    voici le lien, évidement c’est moins cher qu’en boutique !

  • J’adore! Le comble de l’élégance décontractée!

  • The sandals are a no. No number of magazines or blogs will ever change my mind. They make her feet look like boats (i.e. huge in size!!) , as my mother would say. Just terrible and lacking in grace and femininity. Each to their own though.

  • Martine May, 3 2014, 5:40 / Reply

    LOVE the shoes. They make the look. If she had typical prissy shoes there would not be one reason to look twice. Besides, such shoes are extremely flattering. When you have teeny feet, everything else just looks large.

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