the skirt chronicles volume II
The skirt chronicles is a beautiful periodical full of stunning photographs and writing.
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Somehow it’s very confusing. How what is commonly referred as French style became a branded matter? How did an entire demographic become supposedly the bearer of a natural je ne sais quoi whatever you say? When did we shift to an army of wannabe bloggers and why would they wannabe influencers posting non stop pictures of Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin on social media? And when did so many women find advise to give on how to look, eat, and act French? It’s confusing because the main reason French style is worshiped seems to be because it’s effortless. But let’s reveal the supercherie once and for all; it does take a lot of effort! French women are not born with the “authenticity” Simone de Beauvoir saw in Brigitte Bardot in her essay “The Lolita Syndrome” first published in August 1959 in Esquire. A myth was born with this concept of effortlessness when really it takes a lot to look natural without evoking the smell of one of our smelliest cheese.
The Skirt Chronicles was founded by Sarah de Mavaleix, Sofia Nebiolo and Haydée Touitou as a collaborative platform with the ambition of creating a community which celebrates diverse cultures and generations. It is a publication founded by women which reflects a feminine voice yet does not exclude anyone from the conversation.