have you ever wondered why french women have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ when it comes to style? well, you probably didn’t think you would find the answer in an article written in 1982 by ellen wallace. despite the date, the analysis is as applicable today as it was nearly thirty years ago. dead fleurette has been kind enough to host the article on her blog. she has also highlighted the major points for anyone who is too lazy to read the article in its entirety, although i would advise you to read it because it is quite succinct and interesting. big thanks to ms. wallace for solving the mystery, and to dead fleurette for sharing. photo of charlotte gainsbourg from here.