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La Nouvelle Garçonne

La Nouvelle Garçonne
“Whatever is given to you on the day you were born, you are the one who decides who you will become, every day. Beauty grows as we grow into ourselves.” – Garance Doré

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I’m being heavily influenced right now by one of my favourite bloggers, Garance Doré. A while ago, I picked up her Love Style Life book and ate it up. Garance Doré seems so approachable and warm – likeability just radiates from her. She is frankly the only popular blogger I know that I would love to have at my table for dinner. I would pepper her with important questions like: “Have you always been so fabulous?” and “Can I be French too?” We would laugh over wine and cheese and we’d be BEST. FRIENDS. FOREVER!!! *Sigh*

Seriously though – her effortless French chic is my goal. In addition, the menswear influence in her wardrobe is fresh and interesting. The perfect white dress shirts, cropped trousers, beautiful overcoats, cute little gamine hairstyle…I want it all. Garance takes all of these looks stolen from the boys and adds her own feminine, personal twist so well that she pulls off a sexy, androgynous look beautifully.

Now, in a past post, I whined about how I was too tired to pull together great outfits in the morning. Well, I started a new habit of picking out my clothes the night before. This allows me the chance to style my clothing in new and different ways.  Case in point: this gauzy silk and cotton shirt that I found languishing at the back of my closet. I paired it with a new pair of Citizens I scored a couple of months ago and a pair of prized brogues from Barker’s England.

I always dreamed of a great camel coat and I found one online from www.zaful.com. I wanted one that looked chic, didn’t break the bank, and still looked of high quality. This coat checked all of those boxes, especially at $49.99 and I’ve been reaching for it often. The colour is highly flattering and the long lines are classic, yet its cocoon-like feel is very right now. I ordered it up and it arrived in record time for a day trip to Montréal where I wanted that extra je ne sais quoi.

I think I channelled my style idol Mme. Doré quite well.  All I needed that day was for someone to ask if I was Parisienne….

Who is your favourite blogger (ahem…*cough cough*)? And do you have a piece in your wardrobe that channels La Nouvelle Garçonne?

Thank you to Zaful for this lovely coat in exchange for my honest opinion.

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. February 8, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    A beautifully put together look. Loving the shoes.

    • Dominique
      February 8, 2017 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you, Cheryl! Means a lot coming from you – you’re so stylish!

    • Dominique
      February 8, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you, Marina! Those shoes are a favourite of mine! Hand made lovelies I picked up on my last trip to London!

  2. Victoria schneider
    February 8, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    You look stunning. I love every piece and how chic you look. That jacket looks like it was made for you!

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