Tell me about what youâ€™re wearing. The sweater is vintage from Etsyâ€”it was a gift. The collarâ€™s from Zara, and it cost around $30. I got the necklace for $2 from a flea market, and the skirtâ€™s from American Apparel, it was about $55. The tights were about $6, and the shoes are Valentino; they were a gift from my boyfriend. The tote is from Etsy, by an illustrator named Julia Pott. How would you describe your style? When I started my blog (ladymoriartyinparis.blogspot.com), I was more of a tomboy, but Iâ€™m pretty old now [laughs], so Iâ€™ve been dressing a bit more ladylike. Most of the time, I wear thrifted pieces mixed with basics. Iâ€™m inspired by styles from the â€™40s and â€™50s, because women were so elegant then. Maybe it wasnâ€™t the best time for feminism, but for clothes, it was pretty great. I love Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn. Are there any other stylish women you particularly admire? I know itâ€™s not very original, but Iâ€™ve loved ChloÃ« Sevigny for years. Also a lot of the actresses in Woody Allen movies, like Diane Keaton. Where in Paris do you like to shop? Thereâ€™s a thrift shop called Squat Vintage where I buy a lot of my clothes. Thereâ€™s also a cool shop called Bird on the Wire (suicidalshop.fr) that sells a lot of gadgets and girly stuff. When did you start loving vintage clothing? My fatherâ€™s an antiques dealer, so maybe that had an influence. I used to live in the center of France and it was quite hard to find good vintage there. My friends mocked me, because it wasnâ€™t popular yet to wear vintage things. But now itâ€™s much more of a trend. What do you think makes French style unique? Actually, I like English style more, and people from New York, because thereâ€™s a lot of vintage influence. Of course, it depends on where you live. Americans may think that the French are all very glamorous and well-dressed, but here in France, a lot of people dress very, very badly. â€“Siri Thorson
Photographed by Thibaud HÃ©zard
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This story appears in the Oct/Nov 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Neko Case.