Happy Birthday to Vanessa Paradis! The French celebrity seems to defy aging as she turns 44 today. Perhaps best known in North America as Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, Paradis looked stunning as she stepped out to celebrate her birthday and show off her ageless look. Paradis, famous in Europe as a singer, actress, and model, keeps a busy schedule but always seems polished and flawless.
Apart from her career and link to Johnny Depp, Paradis is also known for her impeccable “French cool” style. The mother of two always keeps on trend, whether she is sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week or strolling down Les Champs Elysees getting in some Parisian shopping. Looking back to Vanessa Paradis’ style evolution, it was around 2003 that the star really came into the spotlight as a trend starter, when she accompanied Depp to a movie premiere wearing a vintage style sequin dress and flapper worthy makeup and hair. After that premier, the starlet was always keeping her fans interested in her everchanging style. Even after Paradis’ hair transformations throughout the years, the star always seems to stay on trend. Although sometimes taking risks with her style, Paradis always looks chic; after all, the French rarely ever get it wrong on the red carpet!
Since shooting to fame at age 14 with the French pop hit, “Joe le Taxi,” the singer and actress has been through many transformations. The famous model has gone through countless looks, styles, and hair makeovers, yet is always recognizable from her plush lips and gapped teeth.
Paris Vogue recently got the Vanessa Paradis beauty tips. Since the star seems to have a very busy career, when asked if she had any tips to reduce tiredness, Paradis answered, “Putting ice cubes on my face drastically smooths the skin and leaves you looking fresh. Paul Newman plunges his face straight into a bowl with ice cubes, although even though it works, it’s too cold for me.” When questioned about the best advice she could have given to her daughter for beautiful skin, Paradis answered simply, “sleep, water and fun!” We also can’t forget the fashion star’s style advice, “Skyscraper high heels and with your head held high.” She is a woman of few words, but it is some of the best style advice we have ever heard!
Vanessa Paradis has shown some amazing twinning moments with daughter Lily Rose Depp as the pair have stepped out on a few occasions both in matching attire and hairstyles. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Lily Rose Depp has recently graced the cover of French Vogue with legendary designer, Karl Lagerfeld. The young model is no stranger to Chanel, being named the new face of Chanel No°5 L’Eau earlier in May this year. The 17-year-old model has also walked the Chanel runway for a few seasons, getting to know the iconic brand and designer Karl Lagerfeld. Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with Vanessa Paradis’ daughter. After being a Chanel muse for over 25 years herself, Vanessa Paradis’ daughter is following right along in her mother’s footsteps.
Frédérique V., “Vanessa Paradis’ 20 beauty secrets,” Paris Vogue web site, May 12 2016; http://en.vogue.fr/beauty-tips/buzz-day/diaporama/vanessa-paradis-beauty-secrets/24533#les-secrets-de-beaute-de-vanessa-paradis
Sophie S, “Tracing Vanessa Paradis’s French Girl Hair Evolution in 18 Looks,” Vogue web site, May 11 2016; http://www.vogue.com/13435352/vanessa-paradis-cannes-juror-hairstyles-waves-bobs-cannes/