Happy Birthday Francoise Hardy

The beautiful and talented french musician and fashionista, Francoise Hardy, turns 70 today!!! Born Francoise Madeline Hardy in Paris, France – she went on to become an inspiration and living legend in the areas of fashion and music. In the 60s her style had a preppy french vibe, but with a bit of an edge.

Francoise Hardy in Leather on Motorcycle
Francoise Hardy in Leather on Motorcycle

Francoise hardy came onto the scene at age 17 as a folk singer with her breathy and angelic voice in the 60s. She added elements of rock, jazz, and blues to her music which set her apart from other musicians of the time.

Francoise Hardy
Francoise Hardy – Singing on stage

She later did some acting work and caught the attention of Bob Dylan who requested to meet her on a trip to Paris when he performed at the Olympia in 1966.

Francoise Hardy and Bob Dylan
Francoise Hardy and Bob Dylan

Francoise Hardy is truly an inspiration and has left her mark on music and fashion forever. It’s even been said that she was a muse for Balenciaga.

Francoise Hardy
Francoise Hardy

More than a pretty face, she’s also very intelligent and speaks/sings in French, Italian, English, German, Spanish, and Portugese.

Francoise Hardy with Globe
Francoise Hardy with Globe

Francoise Hardy remains a fashion icon to this day. Her shy personality makes her incredibly endearing and her success in spite of her introversion is an inspiration. Without a doubt, she’s beautiful, talented, and unequivocally cool 😉 We love you Fracoise!

Francoise Hardy White Shirtdress
Francoise Hardy  in White Shirtdress
Francoise Hardy in a Flawless Outfit
Francoise Hardy in a Flawless Menswear Ensemble
Francoise Hardy in White
Francoise Hardy in White

This photo of Francoise in simple black and white stripes is one of my all time favorite photos. I refer to it often for inspiration.

Francoise Hardy - Stripes
Francoise Hardy – http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com

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