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Style Icon: Lou Doillon

September 2, 2009

Lou Doillon has been one of my style icons for years now.

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As the daughter of French director Jacques Doillon and the beautiful English actress/singer/style icon Jane Birkin (who carried Lou around as a baby in the Hermes Birkin bag…designed just for Jane)  it is not surprising that at a very young age Lou had her own sense of style and fashion.

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Lou is an aspiring actress, but like many stylish actresses, her career has gone beyond just that. She has graced the covers of magazines such as Jalouse and French Playboy, been the face for campaigns such as Vanessa Bruno, Burberry, and Givenchy, as well as designing a line of clothing for Lee Cooper.

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What I love about her is that her look is far from ordinary and she is certainly not your typical “beauty”; she has a horsey, toothy appearance and while this normally would make someone unattractive I find her to be absolutely stunning. She has a relaxed edge to her, you can tell that she doesn’t care what people think. She marches to the beat of her own drum, never crippled by what everyone else around her is doing.

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Lou says that her biggest fashion inspiration is the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist and I think that is very apparent not only in her way of dressing, but also in her first collection for Lee Cooper.  With highwaisted jeans and shorts, to cropped jackets and vests, there is a real sense of tomboy meets bohemian fashionista. However, even in her following collections, she was able to maintain this theme and continue to create clothing that was simple and unique.

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Lou Doillon for Lee Cooper Jeans

Lou Doillon for Lee Cooper Jeans

Lou Doillon for Lee Cooper Jeans

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the artful dodger

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While IMDB doesn’t list any up and coming films or tv series for Lou, I think we can expect to see a lot more from her. With excellence in modeling, to designing, to acting, there’s no way that Lou is going any direction other than up.

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on the cover of French Playboy

on the cover of French Playboy

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at the met gala 2009

at the met gala 2009

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on the cover of Jalouse

on the cover of Jalouse

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