Dead Fleurette has been, for quite some time now, a continuous source of inspiration to me, mainly because of her intelligent and carefully thinked selection of wardrobe items. Taking inspiration from Parisian streets Ms. Fleurette masters the combination of utilitarian wear with a heavy dose of aesthetics and minimalism. Even though you don't catch Miss Fleurette wearing bright colours and "on trend" items she has found her own path stylewise, and after all that's what separates a grounded style from fashion fads. Here's the result of my q&a with her.
What are you looking to have in your wardrobe for the upcoming season?
For the upcoming season, I'm on the search for a structured peacoat, preferably in black. I don't own any black jackets and a black peacoat would be the frosting on the cake in terms of my wardrobe and style. I'm also looking for a proper pair of boots for fall and winter. Perhaps a pair of Chelsea boots. And of course, I've got my eyes on a ribbed, navy sweater from A.P.C. It's so perfect, but I can't really afford it, so it's all about strategy – waiting for it to hit the sales rack.
Your favourite beauty tip?
Well, my beauty tips are a well kept secret. Haha, just kidding. I don't really have or follow any beauty tips. I know nothing about skincare or makeup, to be completely frank. I mean, I put concealer on my zits and instead of using an eyelash curler, I use my glasses to curl my eyelashes. Sounds really odd and it is, indeed
What/who are your style references?
I'm quite fond of Sofia Coppola's aesthetics and style. I adore her understated elegance. Otherwise, I derive inspiration from the people with whom I surround myself, my mother, and alluring people on the street.
A sartorially perfect garment?
Your favourite spots in Oslo? And in Paris?
As for cafes and hangouts, Bare Jazz in Oslo and Le Progrès in Paris are my go-to spots. As for clothing stores, I love Merci, A.P.C., Isabel Marant, and Le Bon Marché in Paris. I never shop in Oslo because most of the independent clothing stores that I frequent for some visual feast don't stock the smallest sizes – that's the curse of being a petite creature living in a country of tall people. But I like to check out Kemt, Babel and Freudian Kicks in Oslo. And of course, these shops stock A.P.C., Vanessa Bruno, Forte Forte, Surface To Air and Isabel Marant.
What does "modern" mean to you?
When hearing the term "modern", something that belongs or relates to the present springs to mind.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Dead! Lol, no, I don't know. I try not to and cannot imagine myself in ten years nor tomorrow, because life is so unpredictable. To quote Sylvia Plath: "If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.".. and by this I mean that if I expect nothing in terms of my future, I believe I won't be disappointed.