Thursday, August 11, 2011

Style Inspiration: Chantal Goya

Une Belle Fille: '60s singer and actress Chantal Goya

I'm a fan of French films and music of the '60s, so I tend to draw a lot of inspiration from that era.  French women just seem to exude a certain joie de vivre (or mystery and sadness, depending on what film you're watching -- hello Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows).

Chantal Goya is a beautiful French singer an actress who enjoyed popularity in the '60s as part of the French New Wave movement (she is probably best-known for the role of Madeleine in Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin, feminin).  Later in her career, she became known as a children's singer, working with her husband to produce shows.

Chantal Goya's blunt and girlish fringed bob is a look that has returned.  Another popular French actress of the time, Anna Karina, also wore this look well.  A couple of modern day girls who have this cut are Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava, Annie Monroe of The Like, and's Alexi Wasser.  And aside from having the haircut in common, these three ladies each have their own kind of inexplicable allure -- it can't all just be the haircut...can it?

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