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Fashion muse extraordinaire: Mélanie Laurent

The French actress who stars in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds has a personal style that’s definitely worth copycatting

Mon, Sep 30, 2013, 09:14


In general, I would consider myself a Quentin Tarantino fan, but it still took me ages to get on board with Inglourious Basterds, which just looked stupid and ill-thought-out (and I think very strongly that Diane Kruger is not a good actress) – but a flight to New York is perfect for giving a chance to those movies you just aren’t warming towards.

Which is how I found myself, a couple of weeks ago, falling deeply, madly in love with Mélanie Laurent, the French actress who plays a Jew fleeing from (my ideal man) Christoph Waltz’s Nazi sergeant.

Later, I did some googling and realised that she’s just as great off-screen and on – blame her French roots but the girl has serious style nous: lots of monochrome, stylish separates and everything is belted, giving her slim frame the illusion of curves.

I mean, looking at endless photographs of Olivia Palermo / Miranda Kerr / Daria Werbowy is all well and good, but it reminds me how much I love fashion – and clothes, and getting dressed in the morning in something I love – when I find a new woman whose style I could (and should) emulate.

Check out that Burberry mac! (Not a fan of the platform peep-toes but I’ll let her away with it.)

Did you see Inglourious Basterds? Are you a fan of Laurent – either on or off screen?