Hey Monaco, how you doing? Still looking good, as I’ve seen. Just because I’m in Milan at the moment doesn’t mean that I haven’t kept tabs on who’s wearing what on avenue Princesse Grace.
Autumn’s approach in Monaco has everyone experimenting with layers and textures. It’s great to go back to black without looking like you’re attending the summer funeral of your rich aunt Beatrice. Necklines have gone up and hemlines down, unless you happen to be milling about the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel without a room (if you know what I mean). So let’s get into this weekend style recap.
@jonathan_germain Instagram star Jonathan Germain has returned home to Monaco after his public breakup with social media darling Elisabeth Rioux and while most of us (not me though) would have put on some pyjamas and hid in the house with Netflix, he was out and about looking stylish in a black studded hoodie, black skinny jeans and black sneakers by Axel Rigato, accessorised with Summer 2017’s eyewear trend of yellow-tinted aviators. Jonathan’s cool and relatable style is one of the reasons he has reached 340K+ following on social media. Anyone can wear black jeans and a plain black hoodie. The key is, as Jonathan shows, is to find versions that have a little bit of an edge.
@yanaweiman Back again in my roundup is Russian beauty queen and model Yana Weiman. A nice change from her usual style, she is serving pure Bond Girl with a high ponytail, La Bombshell tee (cause she kinda is the bomb), black jeans and fur sliders by Ice Queen Design. Has a good girl gone bad in the best way possible? Yana’s edgy look has me shook.
@liza_u Next on my list is jewellery designer Liza Yushchenko. Kind of obsessed with her rock and roll street-style look. Now at first glance you’ll probably be like ok, she’s wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a band T-shirt – what’s the “it factor”? The hoodie is Chanel FW 17 featuring an astronaut with a Chanel double C insignia that is kinda out of this world. The T-shirt … that didn’t come out of some vintage shop or Zara. It’s Gucci.
Now that I’ve educated you let’s move on to the very on trend flared jeans, the raw edges keeping with the dark mood Liza is channelling. The look is completed by red Hermès Calfskin OZ Mini Kelly Buckle Mules and Porsche Design’s iconic P’8479 wraparound sunglasses. Being fashionably incognito never looked so good.
@svetlana_kryzhevskaya If there was ever a back-to-school look in Monaco to be done, I’d say Svetlana Kryzhevskaya nailed it! In a gray plaid blazer and high-waisted matching pants with an athletic stripe down the side, high school never looked so high fashion. An embroidered backpack and crystal-accented sneakers lend a girly vibe to this feminine take on menswear.
Floriana Paris Baldassarre
@florianaparis Last but not least Monaco scene queen Floriana Paris Baldassarre made a dazzling re-entry back into the Principality fully embracing autumnal tones. She looked stunning on a girls’ night out at Cipriani in a yellow, white and olive green Max & Co dress and cape, paired with olive Gianvito Rossi sandals, and a black micro Christian Dior Lady Dior bag. Always looking perfectly put together, Floriana knows what to wear to best flatter her body … something a few women in the principality could learn from … No Tea, No Shade.