With style so laid-back yet impeccably classy, Adeline is the very definition of Parisian chic and one of the reasons I want to ship off to Paris just in order to learn the secrets to French-girl style. Enjoy our interview with her!
Tell us about yourself (where are you from, your age, your hobbies, your fav food, everything!)
Hiiiii ! I’m a 19yo french girl living in Paris, for the most of my time, I actually live in the suburbs of Paris. It takes like 45min to arrive, but most of my friends know that when I say that I’m leaving my house to take the train, I’m actually planning to. Wasting time checking if I didn’t forget something (I always forget something), looking for my keys, my “carte Imagin’R” (travel card)… I love hanging out with my friends, shopping, even if I quite never buy anything, drinking coffees and smoking in the cafÃ©s… What I love the most in Paris is hanging out by night, dancing in the empty streets in le Marais, or empty closed gardens… Taking photos, having fun. I’m fond of Japanese food, I can eat tons of salmon sushi, cheesy beef brochettes etc. I love Italian food too. Especially salmon ravioli. Yes you understood, I LOVE salmon. In music, I’m obsessed with the 80’s. It’s something about he synthesizers. They drive me crazy. This is my personal drug.
What would be something unique about your style? and wow do you express it?
Ouuuuuuh I don’t know. Maybe the laziness? Why don’t I wear more accessories ? Because I’m lazy. Why don’t I match bag and shoes ? Because I don’t care. Because I’m lazy.
How did you develop your voice in expressing through different ways?
It came with the time. And it’s still developing. I hope it’ll never stop.
When did you start developing your interests in fashion, drawing, and photography?
I’ve always drawn . But up until I was 13, I wanted to be an author, haha. But I discovered the mangas at 14 if I remember well. It became an obsession, I drew everywhere, all the time, on everything. It was another way to express myself, and felt more free with it. Less real, more imaginative. I didn’t really care about how I looked at this time, style came later. I think I began when I was 15, the last year of middle-school. I was wearing red tights, hats, skirts etc. I cared about fashion. Then self-expression came with the time, same thing for drawings… I left the manga style (it was quite hard) and used other techniques, looking for originality… or myself. Photography was an accidental discovery. I used to take lots of photos of my friends when I was 17, we were hanging a lot out, and I had a blog in which I posted the photos I took when I got back home. Like everything, it was instinctive. I found a new way of expression.
What does self-expression mean to you?
It’s the way you show the world who you really are, not what you like or think, but who you are deep inside of you. I think it’s hard to find, because there’s always something you say/wear/etc that is not you at all…It’s important. The life’s goal I guess. Think about some painters, they finally found their true self-expression at the end of their lives…
What is so “Adeline” about your photos, drawings, and clothes?
There I will let people say what they think about that. It’s quite weird, I’m just not able to see what is my personal style.
What is so me about those photos ? People say that it’s very nostalgic, like a longing for beautiful past days. That it’s quite dreamy, like if I never touch the earth with my feet.
My drawings ? Same thing. Looking for absurdities, violence… I want to draw something that you will keep in your mind.
Clothes ? I don’t know. Maybe layering simple pieces, because I want to feel comfortable, because I love simplicity without becoming boring…
Everything is so instinctive.
What’s your favorite part of making clothes, and what’s your least favorite part of making clothes?
I make clothes that are in my mind and that I know that I won’t find them. And because it’s also cheaper haha ! But here again, it’s instinctive, I’m just a beginner. My mum just showed me how to use the machine and how to sew, but I felt quickly comfortable with it. I do love the whole process, but maybe because I don’t pass by the whole steps, like the sewing pattern etc. It’s only fabric and my imagination. And time, of course!
Who is your style icon and what’s so unique about that person?
I have lots of style icons. All are unique. All are bloggers, or unknown persons, or friends, or fictional characters. I don’t really look at celebrities, because I know they have personal stylists, like if they’re not able to dress by themselves !
First image is by Sophie Arancio from Nast , the rest is Adeline’s original creation