The new muse for Aussie brand Blue Illusion shares a few of her favourite things
Chanel ambassador, Lancôme spokesperson, model, aristocrat and record label owner - Caroline de Maigret juggles many hats, but she's best known for being the quintessential Parisian. One of the authors of much-quoted Francophile bible How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, Caroline has turned the simple act of being Gallic into a kind of art form. Which brings us to her latest project - the face of French-inspired fashion label Blue Illusion.
Taking to the streets of Paris for the shoot, we sat down with the husky voiced muse for a quick chat during hair and make-up. While first endearing us over her love of Aussies ("I'd love to work with Australians every day - everyone's so laidback") she instantly won us over for her straightforward answers and no-fuss approach to style. Indeed, it's this nonchalance that has her turning up in every street style gallery ever made and earnign a permanent front row seat at Chanel. (Sigh.) Describing the Blue Illusion collection as "the same way I dress - all those classics that I love like navy blue and earthy colours," Caroline has a thing for "classic, elegant and timeless clothes" as well as plenty of denim and knitwear.
But does she ever get sick of the city of love? Hardly. "I love to shoot in Paris, it's where I'm from and [it enables] me to have my life, if you know what I mean?" she says. "I have my son, my boyfriend, my friends, and my whole family here. So it's a real treat when I can shoot in Paris."
With her various projects keeping her busy, Caroline also revealed that she's writing a new book. "I'm not going to tell you about it yet because it's a bit too early, but it's about women," she hinted. "And it's going to be a fun read. And even more intimate."