When the Legendary Carine Roitfled announced her resignation from French Vogue early this year, the fashion web went agog on who will take over from her – and the answer was unanimous almost – The Fabulous Emmanuelle Alt.
For years, I have adored Ms. Alt - the silent, edgy and a very sexy in a non obvious way - shadow of Ms. Roitfeld. A long time fashion favourite and personal style icon for me; I have loved her rock chic, often androgynous, sharp style and what appears to be innate ‘non –contrived’ fashion persona.
I love that she dresses in simple, non flashy pieces - skinny jeans, cargo pants, jackets, slick boots, accessorised with accent shoes and stunning bold scarves.
Barely if ever seen in dresses or apparent feminine outfits, Emmanuelle has an unmistaken eye for fit and proportion that upgrade a simple look to grown up grunge and effortless chic.
Allow me to borrow a quote from Emmanuelle Alt,
"Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a t-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it’s just right, when you don’t see the effort, it’s irresistible."