Jane Birkin Explains How Serge Gainsbourg Inspired Her Signature Style

Jane Birkin's '60s style is now iconic - and she has explained how her famous partner, French musician Serge Gainsbourg, influenced her look during their relationship. Jane reveals that Serge was interested in fashion design, and the couple would regularly visit the various Parisian fashion houses to buy her new outfits: "Serge liked to go to fashion houses, and we used to go and watch the girls parade in the dresses and decide what I would wear and not wear, say, to Maxim’s for the New Year or something. So it was Saint Laurent, maybe, and I had my basket and boys’ shirts. But in 1968, it was too much. I had the make-up and the short dress, all Mary Quant and Swinging ’60s. Now I wish someone had made me change a bit; if someone had only told me to get rid of the eye make-up sooner! I had to wait until I did films like Je t’Aime Moi Non Plus and Dust, I suppose - it was nice because then you looked like what you looked like in the morning." 

 She adds the couple were not afraid to experiment with their styles, and they would often dress very casually even for nights out, which was unacceptable then but they were never denied entry to clubs because of Serge's fame: "If I wanted to be barefoot and wear a mackintosh, I would do it. I didn’t give a hoot. And Serge and I would go to the nightclubs - we could have gone in our pyjamas, but we wore T-shirts and jeans, and we’d say to people, 'Oh, come along,' but they weren’t let in. We were. I got away with a lot of things because people loved Serge. We didn’t have to conform in any way."

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Street Style: Josephine Le Tutour & Valery Kaufman

Exiting a couture Spring/Summer 2016 show, models Josephine le Tutour and Valery Kaufman were both dressed in stylish off-duty ensembles. Josephine opted for a sharply tailored grey coat paired with high-waisted jeans, a black top and lace-up boots. Valery stood out in a blue oversized coat worn with black leather trousers, ankle boots, a scarf and matching blue gloves.

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Aamito Lagum by Mel Bles for Porter Magazine Spring 2016

Be Bold - Model Aamito Lagum is captured by Mel Bles for the Spring 2016 issue of Porter. Wearing colour blocked designs by Isabel Marant, Acne and more as styled by fashion editor Lyson Marchessault, Aamito explores a beautiful dry landscape.
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Inside Caroline Brasch Nielsen's Chanel-Filled Wardrobe

Danish model Caroline Brasch Nielsen now lives in the Chelsea area of New York, and her personal wardrobe space is filled with many amazing pieces, including her extensive Chanel handbag collection. Caroline is known for her unique take on style, and she explains that she finds it hard to explain her look because it's so open: "It’s hard to describe my style because I wear so many different things and I love all colors. I do love to dress feminine yet boyish at the same time. I always have to add a bit of tomboy factor to my look so it's not overly girly." She adds that she rarely purchases vintage because she wants her pieces to last a long time: "I think I might be one of the few models who don’t shop vintage. The only exception is if it’s a rare Chanel jacket. In general I prefer to invest in quality pieces that I know will last forever; I don’t like the idea that something could fall apart after being worn for two months."

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Harleth Kuusik Covers Russh February/March 2016

Photographed by Elina Kechicheva, model Harleth Kuusik covers the new February/March 2016 issue of Russh. With a dreamlike mood, Harleth poses surrounded by children in the season's statement long dresses for the cover shot and two new previews from the issue.

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Street Style: Ming Xi Fuses Minimalism With a Quirky Twist

Minimal and quirky don't usually go hand-in-hand, but model Ming Xi somehow creates her own unique balance between two opposing looks. Teaming a ribbed cropped black rollneck with crisp white flared trousers, the minimal element of this ensemble is simple and monochrome. Adding a black leather Chanel backpack with a bright fur keychain and colourful trainers, she creates her own unique twist with just a hint of quirkiness to make it stand out.

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Liya Kebede for 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign

The new 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2016 campaign gets personal for model Liya Kebede. It sees the model return to her home country of Ethiopia to visit her family. Captured by photographer Viviane Sassen, the bright images are both striking and intimate. 
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Freja Beha Erichsen for Mo&Co. Spring/Summer 2016

Danish beauty Freja Beha Erichsen is captured by photographer Karim Sadli for the Spring/Summer 2016 Mo&Co. campaign. Taking to the outdoors, Freja is outfitted in the label's new season pieces including biker jackets, classic stripes and sharp masculine-inspired tailoring.

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Street Style: Nastya Sten's Glam Rock Look

Exiting a haute couture Spring/Summer 2016 show, model Nastya Sten's street style look had a glam rock twist, especially when the show's beauty look which included silver star embellishments were added around her eyes. The model teamed a classic leather biker jacket with a black rollneck sweater, black trousers and ankle boots. Completing the look with a black shoulder bag and loose hair, Nastya created a vintage-inspired look that stood out.

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