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French Dressing, the Camille Charriere way

Inspired by classic French style, global fashion influencer Camille styles eight of her favourite looks from this season’s lustworthy new collection by ba&sh
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Credited as one of the hottest 500 people shaping the global fashion industry by British and French Vogue, Influencer Camille Charriere’s sharp and irreverent take on the role of fashion bloggers today has seen her collaborate with brands like Chloé, Mango, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Harrods.

With her blog, Camille Over The Rainbow landing her writing jobs at both Net-A-Porter and Matches.com, the French-born, London-based fashionista has garnered a following of almost 700,000 followers on Instagram, and was most recently the subject of a documentary by Paris Premiere. Known for her effortless French style that mixes emerging and luxury fashion brands, and an outspokenness about the realities of blogging, L’Officiel caught up with the London-based fashionista, podcaster and brand consultant as she showed off her must-have looks from ba&sh AW18.

Describe yourself in three words?

Happy, cheeky and adventurous

What does “French dressing” mean to you?

It’s the idea of building your wardrobe around hard working pieces that become your signature and only dipping into trends when they really work for you. Behind this philosophy is the idea that women have better things to do than always worry about their outfit, so you rotate on fewer, killer pieces that always make you look great.

How do you take Parisian style with you when you travel?

I love the idea of always being the least dressed up person in a room, but standing out all the same simply because the details that make up my outfit are simple, unique and interesting.

Describe your perfect day in Paris?

Croissant and coffee on a terrace for breakfast, then a stroll, perhaps to pick up a nice bunch of flowers to decorate my place for the week, followed by an easy lunch with friends at Cafe de la Poste that we walk off at Musee Picasso, and then lying in a park until dinner, where we find another terrace and sit there drinking and getting more friends to join until we get kicked out and end up going for a boogie at Hotel Bourbon.

What is your French guilty pleasure?

Baguette and Comté, all day every day.

Apart from style, what else do the French do better?

I think the French have mastered the art of living: enjoying the easiest and most rewarding things from life, without needing to spend copious amounts of money. Good food,  a trip to the cinema, a good book on the terrace, eating with friends... everything feels simpler in France.

Who are your fashion icons?

The usual culprits: Jane Birkin, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana (always so cool), Phoebe Philo.

What makes the French way of dressing so iconic?

It’s simple. You don’t feel like outfits have a timestamp on them, and French women make you want to throw everything out of your wardrobe and stick to the basics.

How and when did you discover ba&sh?

I use to save up for it as a teenager; we all wanted to be ba&sh girls.

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