Style There Are Lots Of Things Wrong With 'Emily In Paris' But Sylvie And Camille's Style Isn't One Of Them
Emily Ratajkowski puts on a leggy display in shorts and two jackets
The 29-year-old worked a neon green hoodie and long black leather jacket as she legged her way down the street. The Inamorata founder wore tight black shorts.And Emily Ratajkowski put her bold eye for style on display on Friday.
There's been a considerable amount of criticism of Netflix's new show Emily In Paris over the last week. Hyped as the next Sex And The City, mainly due to the fact it has both the same creator, Darren Star, and stylist, Patricia Field, the Netflix-released series sees American protagonist Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins) fail and succeed in a fish-out-of-water story set in Paris.
Despite all the ingredients for a pitch-perfect, zeitgeisty, fashionable and escapist show, its release on October 2 was met with a mixed reaction, with accusations that the series peddles, a , and .
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Unfortunately, I find myself agreeing.
As someone who can count how many times they've been to Paris (or any of France) on one hand, even I guffawed at the American saviour narrative of the show. I similarly wondered why, over 20 years since it's apparent inspiration SATC was released, Emily in Paris was only marginally more racially inclusive.
As for leading woman Cooper's personal style, I found it as chaotic as the next Patricia Field die-hard fan has and have had to conclude that Field was expressing the young expat's deep personal confusion, rudeness (she doesn't speak a smidge of French for crying out loud), and delusion through her frenzied dress sense.
All this being said, I did gobble up the show in mere days, and it wasn't just because I'm a sucker for trashy rom-coms, on her period, in the middle of a pandemic (though those facts did contribute), but more because of Cooper's boss Sylvie's (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), and new friend Camille's (Camille Razat), style.
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Okay, and also because of the hot chef but shh.
Where Cooper and her wonderful, French-speaking fellow expat friend Mindy Chen largely failed with their pattern-clashing, over-accessorising, and generallyense of style, Sylvie and Camille were the cool-AF dressers that viewers deserve.
Instead of the in-your-face ensembles Cooper and Chen offered up (shirt with the Eiffel Tower on it? Anyone?) the two French natives managed to be both daring and pared-back in their leather jackets, and thigh-slit skirts.
A post shared by Emily in Paris - Lookbook (@emilyinparislooks) on Oct 3, 2020 at 2:51pm PDT
The One Unforgivable Social Media Rule Emily In Paris Breaks
It's a cardinal sin many of us are guilty ofWhen she first lands in Paris, Emily has a cluster of social media followers. In an attempt to integrate and exploit her new location, she changes her Instagram name to EmilyInParis and begins showing off her new life. I say 'showing off', but she is not overly smug. Yes, she offers her followers envy-inducing images of couture, roses and walks along the Seine, but she also shares her stumbles - 'Oh crepe!', she captions her snap of her clumsily dropped pancake. Get it? Plenty do. She soon has thousands of followers and circles what some see as something of an Instagram Mecca: influencer status.
Boss Sylvie, currently the mistress of sexy misogynist (I don't make the rules) Antoine Lambert (played by William Abadie, who is a cool 14 years Leroy-Beaulieu's junior), dresses like a women who knows exactly who she is, plus is super rich.
A post shared by Emily in Paris - Lookbook (@emilyinparislooks) on Oct 4, 2020 at 2:30am PDT
Dripping in edgy hardware jewellery and cinched in simple yet sexy silhouettes that you just know have iconic French fashion houses names stitched into their seams, Sylvie looks decidedly expensive and generally hot at all times.
Jeddler stretch-crepe dress
Happy Spirit 18-karat rose and white gold diamond necklace
Ingrid wool blazer
So Kate 120 patent-leather pumps
Antigona Soft small leather tote
As for pal Camille, her cool, sweet and open attitude that *SPOILER ALERT* Emily does not deserve, is evident in her edgy, but paired-back dress sense that features cult brands like Nodaleto and plenty of leather accents.
A post shared by Emily in Paris - Lookbook (@emilyinparislooks) on Oct 7, 2020 at 2:39pm PDT
Plus, she is also super rich.
Bulla Babies platform high-heel Mary-Jane sandals
Cropped wool blazer
Bell-sleeve leather mini dress
Luido leather ankle boots
Textured-leather mini skirt
+ NET SUSTAIN Joan leather biker jacket
Not that literally anyone has asked or cares, but with series two of the contentious show confirmed, let me tell you, as long as Field keeps supplying the Sylvie and Camille sartorial gold, I'll be watching.
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