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Fashion Gasoil

EDITO

EDITO

A wind of freedom is starting to blow over France. We found our terraces, our cinemas, our theaters and our museums. What happiness! I have the feeling that we have been deprived of a year of our life (in fact, we should all take a year off our age)! 

What should we retain from this year in brackets? 

The need to live at 100 km/h to enjoy life? Or on the contrary, slow down the pace? To learn from the life “before” in order not to reproduce it in the “life after”? Some people have left Paris to live in the countryside, others have decided to change jobs. More than ever, telecommuting is on the rise. Society is changing. From now on, we can innovate, work, create without limits and without borders while staying at home. This magazine is the proof.

A marvel of technology that allows us to create Fashion Gasoil from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Biarritz, Göteborg, Beirut, Madrid and New York. We can exchange, “zoom”, interview anywhere in the world. This is what I want to remember from this parenthesis and I would also add the art of daring, creating and saying yes to futility. More than ever. 

This second issue of Fashion Gasoil is a mix of all this. For this opus, we take you to Denmark, London, Paris and the Sarthe. We added a touch of summer fashion, nostalgia, eco-responsibility, shoes, brands to discover, and beautiful life stories. 

And we chose the color pink to pay tribute to this wind of freedom. 

Enjoy your reading and listening!

Valérie Tribes 

PS : thank you very much for your encouraging messages, positive feedback after the first issue. We hope to surprise you for a long time to come!

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What do I wear if I only wear black but want to look more interesting?

Relentless commitment underscored by a desire to say more I get why people choose to wear mostly black clothes — it’s an easy proposition that doesn’t demand the mental gymnastics required of color pairing. It’s harder to detect when the clothes get dirty. They tend to be more flattering or so that’s what they say. You can repeat the same clothes over and over without thinking twice about whether you’ve been repeating the same clothes over and over for too many overs and if your preference is to blend in as opposed to stick out, a full black ensemble will likely be the most effective ally on this mission. 

But maybe you don’t want that at all. Maybe you love clothes so much and you care about color pairing and standing out and inconvenience is your favorite form of convenience and you just love black clothes. You just do! But it’s hot as hell out there — too hot to layer — and you’re relying on this one great black dress to get you through the whole of the summer.

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Leandra Medine Cohen'scolumn

What do I wear if I only wear black but want to look more interesting?

Relentless commitment underscored by a desire to say more I get why people choose to wear mostly black clothes — it’s an easy proposition that doesn’t demand the mental gymnastics required of color pairing. It’s harder to detect when the clothes get dirty. They tend to be more flattering or so that’s what they say. You can repeat the same clothes over and over without thinking twice about whether you’ve been repeating the same clothes over and over for too many overs and if your preference is to blend in as opposed to stick out, a full black ensemble will likely be the most effective ally on this mission. 

But maybe you don’t want that at all. Maybe you love clothes so much and you care about color pairing and standing out and inconvenience is your favorite form of convenience and you just love black clothes. You just do! But it’s hot as hell out there — too hot to layer — and you’re relying on this one great black dress to get you through the whole of the summer.

The dress I’m wearing is strapless, it’s also actually a maxi skirt (Selfe Studiosbut you can replace my choice item with any dress of your choosing. The great thing about a black dress rendered in this like, not formal, not not formal fabric (it’s basically fancy cotton) is that you can dress it up to wear somewhere fahhhncy or dress it way the hell down and go to the beach. I mean sandbox. 

The other thing you can do is forgo a dress altogether and select any other minimal pairing of garments. A black button-down shirt or t-shirt tucked into black jeans? Why not! A crew neck dress with sleeves? Without? Something with spaghetti straps? Fair game! The spice-it-up recipe stays the same.

On your neck: A chain (Gimaguas Fisch necklace)

or strand of beads (Julia Aeran)

with a pendant-on-a-chain = layers for your neck. 

The colors of the actual necklaces don’t really matter.

Arm full of shit with rings on fingers – other arm = Deliberately asymmetric appendagesIn other words: whatever you put on one wrist, do half of that on the other. 

Or do none of it! My preference is to freeball on one side and have the other carry all the weight, then distribute the flare by putting more rings on the arm with the naked wrist.

Here is a whole dispatch on good jewelry brands (and how to layer your jewelry) in case you missed it last week and are like, “Oh, are there some good jewelry brands I should know about that maybe I don’t know about?” Click this! Or don’t. It’s your inbox. I’m just visiting.

I chose a pair of satin slides (The Row Sandals) that are pretty revealing to the extent that their vamp (the top part of the shoe) doesn’t climb up the top of my foot too high, which is a quality I look for in a sandal when I’m wearing anything that is below knee-length, pants notwithstanding (reason being: the shorter the vamp, the more exposed the foot, and the more exposed the foot, the more skin revealed, and the more skin revealed, the more honest and the honest truth is that more exposed foot = longer looking legs). The fisherman sandals heard round the world are perfect for this vibe too!!!! I think I’ll also try a pair of loafers (a la G.H. Bass)

If it’s hot as hell, and you want to make a plain black dress look more interesting, read Dostoevsky before you leave home.

And  wear necklaces, bracelets, rings, and some shoes with a very low vamp.

That’s it — that’s the whole thing.
Leandra Medine
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