[Alternative Muses] Writerly Style: Françoise Sagan

Re-posting in honor of the tenth anniversary of her death.

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“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”-Yves Saint Laurent

Françoise Sagan was the ultimate cool girl writer. If you believe that style should be effortless and detached, then she is your muse. Even today, a wardrobe like hers can take you almost anywhere, and anywhere it can’t you probably don’t want to go.

Sagan The writer looking brilliantly modern. Oh, that skirt! That shirt! That hair!

Her uncomplicated look remains fresh more than five decades later. Who needs nail varnish and lipstick when you can look like this? She is proof that decadent lives do not need visible gilding.

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6 thoughts on “[Alternative Muses] Writerly Style: Françoise Sagan

  1. Yet another writer I’ve not heard of. I did an online search, and what an eventful life she had! Plus, you’re right about her sense of style. She makes looking fabulous seem so easy.

    I’ve bookmarked the Wikipedia entry about her, and will try to get some of her works at the library.

    Thanks for this introduction!


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