IWTBAA Love Note: Lou Doillon
By Heather Dunhill
Lou Doillon instantly came to mind when Paul Kolyer, IWTBAA managing editor, asked the team to choose a Paris Voguette for a Valentine. To me, Lou is the epitome of the modern day independent French femme. She’s the girl we look to when we want to know how to do that perfectly undone chic vibe, surprisingly with just a few pieces at hand. Her simplistic gamine gorgeousness is incredibly refreshing.
What’s more, she’s making her own way as model, actress, and singer despite her pedigree. Just FYI: Lou’s the daughter of French film director Jacques Doillon and British chanteuse Jane Birkin. Of course you know the iconic, lust-worthy Hermès Birkin bag — yep, named for her mère. But to her credit, Lou doesn’t trade on the family tree.
Lou quietly, possibly reluctantly as a wild child, moved onto the style scene but then exploded onto the radar screen when her debut album Places was released. It’s moody poetry for the cool girl. Completes my perception of her in the perfect tense. Since the album’s launch we’ve seen this It-girl in campaigns from Barneys New York to Saint Laurent Paris to Chloé The girl seems to have it all and to be making all the right choices… Très chic, non?
Lou Doillon photographs courtesy of directcurrentmusic.com and smagazine.com.