|Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2011|
Isabel Marant and Rachel Comey are the reigning queens of French girl chic, ... but I love the creative 9-5 style that Minkoff is going for. She's definitely in their territory, and at a far fairer price point.
|the eponymous designer|
|'Claudia' dress $310|
|Paris Hilton in the 'Claudia'|
Her bags have been long favoured for their marriage of rock-chic toughness and practical detail. They're bedecked with rivets and zippers, belying the hyperorganized interior - for girls who date tattooed musicians without checking accounts, yet still want to keep their iPads and lipsticks compartmentalized.
Her clothing is becoming just as synergistic:
Skinny pants for late-night concerts, ruffled silk blouses, demure dresses, and a new shoe line that's predominantly Parisian-girl ankle booties. Her collection is like a capsule version of that study in contrasts mix. It's part buttoned-up and wearable, part raw and rebellious. And it all looks even cooler with rumpled bedhead, which I consider to be a huge plus.
|'Victor' zipper sweatshirt $250|
|'Ilaria' dress $310|
|'Python' skinny jeans $195|
|'Sophie' top $200|
|'Bardot' top $250|
|'Lindbergh' jacket $495|
|Silk 'necklace' dress $430|
|'Serge' suede zipper pants $625|
|'Tatiana' top $250|