French Actress Marion Cotillard is so chic in my opinion. Her classic face and effortless, minimalist retro style are easy to mimic which makes her a fabulous modern vintage icon. She just does such a great job of nailing vintage in a contemporary world.
I feel like I can google her and find inspiration on how to wear my hair a different way everyday of the month. Here are just 3 of the many vintage chic lessons you can learn from her.
1. MIX UP THE VOLUME DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR CURLS FOR ASSYMETRY
Nothing makes me feel prettier than having my hair up away from my ear and neck. This look of volume curl on the side and swooping hair away from the ear is a great form to feel like your hair is up, but not too formal. Asymmetric hairstyles like this have been worn by many actresses of the past including Jane Russell and Julie Adams.
2. USE A CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSION TO CREATE A HAIR HEADBAND EFFECT
It is such a simple accent, but this hair headband effect is still impactful. You could easily do this no matter what your hair length is with a slim strip of hair extensions. It would need to be 22-24 inches long to reach around your whole head, so be sure to check the measurement first.
This would even be cool with a fun color strip. My hair is red, so a pink or black strip could be an interesting option. If you have black hair, maybe use a lime green or deep purple hair strip. And if your hair is brown or blonde pastels would look great like lavender or pale blue. Sally Beauty Supply…here I come!
3. A DRESS THAT LOOKS LIKE A MID CENTURY MODERN PAINTING
Marion Cotillard looks like a walking piece of mid century modern art in this Christian Dior Resort 2014 dress. It reminds me of a cross between a Clyfford Stills and Piet Mondrian painting. The bouffant bump on top is the perfect clean lined hairstyle to go with the clean lines of the dress too. Bravo Marion, or your stylist, or who ever it was that said, “You should wear this.”
I love that she doesn’t make it too complicated. It doesn’t need to be. A couple of throwback hints in her hair and a Dior dress and she’s instant simple retro.