Tuesday, 19 October 2010


“My fashion crush is Charles Anastase and my style is a bit granny!"

Valentine Fillol Cordier is one of the few women that is able to capture the sensual allure of the French alongside English eccentricity. The French model serves as the creative consultant for Charles Anastase and styles for Charlotte Olympia, Lula and Dazed and Confused. Valentine’s innate, eccentric style is reminiscent of how your grandmother dressed when you were a child, although always topped off with insane platformed shoes. In a recent interview Valentine stated ‘I would literally have no clothes if I didn’t have Charles Anastase in my life,’ and her wardrobe of romantic dresses, tailored menswear, long skirts and eccentric hats is completely in sync with his designs. Valentine’s hair recently chopped into a blunt bob, is an especially striking feature and served as the inspiration for the models wigs in Anastase’s spring collection. With her enviable collection of both vintage and designer pieces (including Chanel, Isabel Marant and Vivienne Westwood the majority gifted from Anastase), Valentine has a truly individual style, assisted by her couldn’t care less attitude.

The perfect way to sum up Valentine is as Coco Chanel mixed with Kurt Cobain’s Grandma, she is the ideal mix of chic and grunge and far, far too cool for her own good.

For some added Valentine, she currently features in the Vanessa Bruno short film ‘Day for Night’ alongside the delectable Lou Doillon.

Harriet Tisdall

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