The Cutting Room Floor

04.04.2011

STYLE

In most cases, fashion editors have pieces in their wardrobes that set them apart from their sartorial set. But collectively, they have one thing in common: Garance Doré. The French fashion blogger has been pioneering street-savvy style with lush photos, a mix of musings and must-haves peppered with illustrations for over four years on her site garancedore.fr, clocking in some of the fashion world’s elite as daily readers. We caught up with Doré to find out a little more about her approach to style, creativity and blogging abroad.

Life + Times: What’s your go-to item of clothing?
Garance Doré:
Repetto ballerinas

L+T: What designer made you fall in love with fashion?
GD:
Yves Saint Laurent

L+T: How do you weave your illustrations into your editorial?
GD:
I write first and then I draw.

L+T: What makes you want to shoot a subject?
GD:
It’s a certain connection to a person or a place. If that person or place inspires me.

L+T: Which three people would write, design and narrate the book of your life?
GD: Woody Allen would write it, Dries van Noten would design it and Angelica Houston would narrate it.

L+T: What’s something you regret buying?
GD: Ice cream last night.

L+T: What’s the most fashionable place you’ve ever been?
GD: Anna Della Russo’s closet.

L+T: Who are three artists in your iPod that you’ll never take out?
GD: Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Destiny’s Child

L+T: Less or more?
GD: Less.

L+T: What makes a good photo?
GD: Light and emotion.

L+T: What fashion trends should we be looking forward to in 2011?
GD: I love hats and I would like to see more women and men adopting them into their wardrobe.

(“Cape” by Garance Doré commissioned exclusively for Life + Times.)

  • Tomi

    Fresh perspective on Garance Dore

  • wwwTHENOIREFFECTcom

    Great questions for Garance Doré.

  • http://twitter.com/StyleQuotient Melo

    Cool site. Congrats on a great feature. Garance is by far the best fashion blogger of the moment. Beautiful photography, illustrations and site.

  • http://southerngirltravels.wordpress.com/ Brei

    She is so amazing! I look forward to her blog post every day

  • http://edwinaowenselliott.com/ Edwina @FASHION+ART

    As an illustrator, I really appreciated her fashion art more than anything and had her website bookmarked although it was in French. She has such a beautifully loose and flowing style. Who needed to read it? I just wanted to look at it.

  • http://twitter.com/itsmesafiaa Safia tellal

    She’s my favorite Blogger and illustrator ! Love her fashion connection !
    Im from Morocco ! Yes !

    http://www.safiaa.com

  • http://fashionthroughtravel.blogspot.com/ Fashionthroughtravel

    Garance’s blog is the first thing I ckeck in the morning! She makes me start my day with a smile. This was a very inspiring interview!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MicciDesignsKnitwear Michele Lenore Ivey

    I like it…I like it….I think, maybe, I like it.
    Great questions, very simplistic but, very stylish ..
    Impressive Jay-Z …This site just may be a winner…..and #winning. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/divalocity Vonmiwi Culvera

    My day starts with reading the latest from my favorites: WSJ,The NYT’S, Nowness, Madame Figaro, All the Pretty Birds, Vogue Italia,The Sartorialist,Shala’s Rabbit Hole,Garance Doré, Jak & Jil, Anna Dello Russo, The Fashion Bomb Daily,Marian Kihogo and of course adding to my own blogs. Any one who creates gorgeous illustrations like hers are alright with me.

  • Anonymous

    Great interview. GD has amazing style and an impeccable eye. Wonderful to get to know her a little more.

    Stylishly yours,
    Kalyn

  • Anonymous

    Great interview. GD has amazing style and an impeccable eye. Wonderful to get to know her a little more.

    Stylishly yours,
    Kalyn

  • http://twitter.com/hair_wax Hair Wax

    Garance Doré got the style. Can’t believe she did not say Jay Z as an artists she’ll never take out of her ipod. Shows how honest this site is. Thanks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/nalima.toure Nalima Toure

    adore her work, just posted about her yesterday!
    http://stylestrut.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    Keep up the great work JayZ and your team :) Coco, House of Romance NY

  • Anonymous

    Hey Jay & People…Do That!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Jay & People…Do That!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AmeliaJAlvarez Amelia Alvarez

    Sweet post. I love Garance and I have been a fan of young hov since “Reasonable Doubt”. Check out my style blog http://www.clotheshorsenyc.com

  • http://unpetitbijou.blogspot.com/ Lindsay K

    What a great read! This site is refreshing! Congrats- job well done!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sycamorestreetpress Eva Jorgensen

    Garance is amazingly talented. And whenever I see photos of her, incredibly stylish, too! And great advice about the hats. I’ve always loved them and worn them… in style or not.

  • http://twitter.com/angryblackmale angry black male

    Well said, Garance…well spoken. garancedore and sartorialist are the two best fashion blogs in the business.

  • http://twitter.com/angryblackmale angry black male

    Great selections all, Vonmiwi. I particularly love Nowness. For those of you who have slept on nowness, you need to get your daily fix. In fact, there is an eerie similarity between Life&Times, and nowness. I don’t know…I’m just saying’. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…so it said.

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