Chanel muse, bestselling author and superstar model, Caroline de Maigret is something of a street style veteran. Often cited as the embodiment of Parisian style, her effortless beauty looks, penchant for Marant and cool-meets-timeless edits make her a worthy Monday Muse. Here's everything you need to know...
Who exactly is she?
A Sorbonne dropout and daughter of a French count, Caroline left the prestigious university to pursue a modelling career.
But she’s not a conventional model…
That’s part of the appeal. Messy hair, overgrown fringe and bold features made her stand out from the pack in a uniquely Parisian way.
Her big break?
Was a Glamour shoot with Mario Testino. She went on to feature in Vogue, Elle and i-D, and has been photographed by some of the world’s most iconic photographers; think Demarchelier and Steven Meisel.
And runway appearances?
She’s walked for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Jil Sander… the list goes on.
Does she still model?
Apart from the odd campaign, Caroline hung up her modelling boots back in 2002. She has since become a best-selling author, with her coffee table tome, How to Be Parisian, a staple in the homes of all fashionistas.
Any other strings to her bow?
She also has a rock music label in France, plus has developed a documentary about women’s education in India, establishing herself as more than just a pretty face.
WANT TO GET CAROLINE’S LOOK? HERE ARE OUR RULES...
Ditch The Straighteners
Famed for her long, messy fringe and undone waves, Caroline’s nonchalant look relies on un-polished tresses. Drop all-over hair colour or highlights while you’re at it – her barely-there, sunkissed balayage adds to the effortless vibe.
Stick To Monochrome
Not one for fussy layers or statement colours, Caroline’s wardrobe is a mix-and-match collection of neutrals. Invest in classic blacks, whites and greys for easy polish.
Invest In Statement Pieces
From tweed Chanel jackets to patterned Equipment shirts, every one of Caroline’s outfit has a statement axis. Build your neutrals around a show stopping piece for a high-low approach to dressing.
Make White Jeans Work Harder
Caroline isn’t afraid to wear white skinny jeans year-round – just add a chunky knit and oversized coat for Parisian-worthy style.
Keep Accessorises Minimal
She may always have a designer bag on her arm, but that’s as far as accessorising goes for the Pinterest star. Her key to keeping things simple is ditching fussy belts and statement jewellery.