Viviana Volpicella or Camille Charriere?

Which one are you? 

A French Girl...

always looks slightly dishevelled, never perfectly coiffed, either a smoky eye or a red lip, never a "full" face, looks effortless, (but it's quite a bit of work!), always adds one masculine piece, be it a trench coat, a black leather perfecto or a man's blazer, not much colour, mostly grey, blue, white and black, invests in classic, timeless pieces, wears her partners cashmere sweaters and shirts, may use a basket as a handbag, normally smokes, can have either long or short hair, can wear Converse sneakers or ballet shoes with equal aplomb, eats everything in moderation, does not tan and pretends "not having anything done" to her face. 

Ines de la Fressange

Jeanne Damas and Caroline de Maigret. 

Caroline de Maigret

Camille Charriere

Jeanne Damas, Caroline Maigret, Cecilia Bonstrom.

French Essentials

Italian girls...

normally have their hair done, and blowdried, more often than not, sexy and long, make up is pretty much a serious affair, what with lash extensions, lots of bronzer and black eyeliner, wear tight fitting pieces, feminine jackets, and lots of color and pattern, are not afraid of body-con dressing, usually carry an It bag, be it Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci or Fendi, love high heels, or some heel, most of the time, usually wears lots of gold jewellery, mini skirts, isn't afraid of standing out, wears the latest styles, loves her pasta and expresso, lives to be tanned 10 months of the year, natural is not necessarily better so what's is "done" is for all to see and appreciate.

Anna dello Russo

Giovanna Battaglia

Giovanna Bataglia

Vivianna Volpicella 

Stylist Elisa Nalin.

Italian Requisites 

Of course these are cliches, there are very minimalistic Italians and some over the top sequined French girls! So do tell me which one you most identify with, perhaps neither, perhaps more one than the other or a total mix depending on your mood! Fashion is not to be taken too seriously, it's bad for you health if you do, you can become a real pain if that's all you pay attention to, as it's just a reflection of that day's frame of mind!