Deborah or Deb as I know her, is one of the best dressed women that I’ve met since my time in the French capital, which is quite an accolade considering how many sartorially-inclined women reside in Paris. But this won’t come as a surprise seeing as she spent her formative career years at French ELLE in the fashion department. Deb now juggles life as a Fashion Accessories Director for L’Officiel, fashion influencer and editor of her blog The Daily Deb. I met her at an event nearly two years ago when my French was very fledgling and I was still finding my feet in this industry. She was one of the first native Parisians working within my realm that I immediately liked and clicked with. And of course the first thing I noticed was her sense of style. She’s less classically Parisian in her dress sense as her style is more trend-lead - she’s always ahead of the curve, such as easily carrying off Gucci sneakers wrapped with bling like nobody else I know.
Born and bred in Paris, Deb lived in the Marais before moving to a quiet street near the leafy boulevards of the 16th arrondissement for more space while she was pregnant with her first child. She’s been there the past 6 years in a naturally lit, 70s style apartment that she shares with her husband and two small sons.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
To insist when you want something, to never give up and always believe in what you are doing.
What was the most difficult thing about finding your apartment in Paris ?
Making the owner understand my job.
What is your go-to outfit or the outfit you put on when you need an infusion of confidence?
A pant suit in a boyish cut - I feel stronger with it (more like a man)
What are your favourite brands?
They are so many but I’ve always loved Prada, Alaïa, Jil Sander, ACNE and I also really love to wear Ganni and Rixo for their amazing, feminine prints.
What do you like to do for fun? And to relax?
I like to go out with my non-fashion friends and to relax, I like foot massages - I am addicted.
How long have you lived in your apartment?
I’ve lived there 6 years - since I gave birth to my youngest son Aaron.
How would you describe your interior style?
It’s a bit scandi in a way, but it is more a mix of all that I love. To be honest I’m now ready to move and change apartment, I think 6 years here has been long enough.
Favourite piece(s) of furniture/treasures?
My mirror that I found in a small boutique in "les puces" (flee market).
Favourite places/shops to buy for your home?
‘Les puces’ for vintage and The Conran Shop for new things by different designers.
What styles inspire you?
Scandinavian style because it's pure, chic, cosy and warm.
What do you like most about the area you live in, in Paris?
The green spaces near by, such as Jardin du Ranelagh and Bois de Boulogne. Also the streets near me are full of stores for food and shopping. It feels like a real village with all the best everyday shops.
Favourite sources for inspiration?
My mum and grandma and then I’ve discovered so many great profiles on Instagram.
Favourite three social media mavens?
What’s in your magazine pile?
Lots of l'OFFICIEL magazines as I’m the Accessories Fashion Editor.
What’s on your nightstand?
My ring from my capsule collection with Innocent Stone.
What’s your morning routine?
I shower first, do my beauty routine and then wake up the kids. I also go jogging twice a week
Go-to alcoholic beverage?
Pink champagne or a ‘Piscine’ (a champagne cocktail with ice and fresh lemon).
Tea or coffee?
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