30 December 2013

Yankee to Frenchié

I'm aware that my natural assimilation during my residence in London over the years has not only drastically softened my American accent, but apparently has even given me a bit of an English one, as several New Yorkers were convinced I am from England. This came to me as a bit of a shock, especially when it never occurred to me that I would one day pass for a Brit (to the untrained ear)! It was tough and saddening, because in general I wasn't aiming for being British, I wanted to be French *insert disappointed emoji*. Yep, you've heard it here first folks, I'm a Yankee-turned-British-French-Wannabe. But seriously, what's reeeeally the attraction of being French? Is it just that 'je ne sais quoi" factor, or the overrated idea of dressing effortlessly CHIC. While lingering around that thought, I hastily pulled together some pieces that is my version of a 'chic' get up, yet still staying true to being provoking. Before I delve into the details, let me preface this by stating that it's a rare sight to see me in so much black, you'd think I was about to crash some celebrity funeral and proclaim my longing to be a goth ninja. Back to the issue... I know, I know, sporting a slanted beret does not a French-look make, but it's a start at least since I figured grasping a foot-long baguette as a clutch didn't work as well, and maybe a bit racist? Then along came the silky shirt dress with arm pit vents simply because I perspire so much I'm suprised no one nicknamed me Brad-Pitt-stains. Then some samurai-flared trows, and mid-heel sandals that French women always look so dayy-ummn good in. Finally, this incredibly impractical errr... bag that I guess I'd use to go fishing in (there's seriously no logic behind this wonderful accessory, and that's why I love it). Suis-je français maintenant?
beret AMERICAN APPAREL | shirt, bag & sandals ALEXANDER WANG | trousers CÉLINE | jewelry KISMET

33 comments:

  1. Great transition!

    http://fashmongers.wordpress.com

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  2. It's funny because I used to have a British accent and after 3 years of living in Canada I now end every sentence with an eh and sound super Canadian :D...I even learned French, which I always thought impossible. I love the pants!

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    1. Ah! Then you'd know exactly what I mean, it's funny how assimilation works almost too well. You're basically French Canadian now! Provoker me in Francais s'il vous plait!

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  3. Wow, how super cool! Love the print on the pants. Killer shots as always! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  4. Nous t'adoptons Nathan! La France est devenue ton pays d'adoption :)

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  5. Great look - the beret is pretty cool.
    www.mressentialist.com

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  6. Wow I adore this look! So chic!

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  7. Great look!!

    kisses

    New post: www.pourquoimoi.es

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  8. you are an amazing, fab, french-looking american! wow umm, the cap, the simple top, the eccentric pants, and those to-die-for heels are just amazing! I lovvvveeeee visiting such fab blogs and you've inspired a lot of them I bet! stay inspiring and awesome Nathan!

    Have an amazing new year! rock 2014 garlll!
    "ATTACK OF THE FIERCE-TY FEET BEAUTIES" on THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSE- http://reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com/2013/12/attack-of-fierce-ty-feet-beauties.html

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    1. It gives me great pleasure/honor to inspire you guys, just be your provoking self! P.S. I'd always opt for eccentric pants and to-die-for heels, ALWAYS! X

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  9. OMG! I love that Alexander Wang bag and sandals Nathan!! :)) soo fab!
    Happy new year dear! Wishing you all best this year and more blessings and opportunities to come! :))


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    1. Thank you Michael! ...and cheers to provoking!

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  10. Damn, freaking gorgeous!
    i love that CELINE trousers
    fabulous!
    you look like a parisian chic!

    oh i'm so glad to see you here
    if you like my blog, you can follow via GFC & Bloglovin
    so we can support each other as a men fashion blogger
    and make sure you won't miss my upcoming posts

    Mr. Rebel in Town

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    1. Finally! Words I've been wanting to hear, Parisian Chic! At least I got one french validation, oh wait, we're not suppose to admit those right? Ah heck!

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  11. Wow what an amazing outfit! I really love the barret. Thanks for visiting my blog as well. I follow you on facebook and bloglovin. Follow me as well please: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11156295/dressing-in-labels

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  12. very cool

    x
    Saba
    http://itsmysash.wordpress.com

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  13. oh hey!! you're awesome!! I really love you and your style! And i can understand your point of view.
    As a girl who lives in a non-fashion town,usually i get "the look" from other people that don't understand my style! Hope to hear you soon.
    keep doing it!!

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    1. Even girls get that! Yes, I'm glad you get the whole err... provoking thing, embrace it! Fashion doesn't need to make sense, never had to, never will.

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  14. Oo.. I am intrigued by this bag! Actually the whole outfit!

    xx
    www.wickedtides.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, that was an understatement I made when I saw the bag for the first time, but the more you look at it, the more you want to go fishing with it.

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  15. Omg those trousers are such a dream. They're so amazingly perfect I need to add them to my wardrobe & the monochrome scheme makes them even more lust worthy.

    http://www.chicnova.com/

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    1. Yes, don't we all need more fancy pants! <3

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  16. Adorable outfit, I love everything about it :D
    Happy New Year!

    www.sofiescloset.dk
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3944995/sofies-closet

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  17. I want your celine pants. Love your blog =)

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com

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  18. I adore this outfit - You can never have too much Wang!

    - Emma Jamila

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  19. Great blog!!
    Follow each other on gfc/bloglovin?

    Enter my giveaway here:
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  20. me encanta el blog! y los outfits que creas son muy atrevidos pero los sabes llevar de una forma auténtica! palabra de estilista:)
    un beso desde GABRIELLE MODE
    MUAKISS

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  21. Nice outfit! Love your style! You look genius! Love your outfit!
    Thanks for your sharing and posting!
    Have a nice day!


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  22. I actually chuckled at the "I wasn't aiming for being British, I wanted to be French". LOL! Love it X

    http://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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