Tuesday, March 8, 2011

doll, i need to see you pull your knee socks up



I love France Gall's yé-yé style - her penchant for smart miniskirts, bold minidresses, tailored sweaters, and sweet hair accessories is rivaled by only one thing: her love of knee socks. 
For years, the thought of knee socks immediately brought me back to the uniformed days of high school, when I wore knee socks every day with my skirt, buttondown, blazer, and saddle shoes. Whenever I looked at a pair of knee socks, I was immediately fifteen years old again. It was all like a terrible acid flashback, but instead of seeing trippy psychedelic colors, I was seeing green-and-white plaid.
But the way that France has worn knee socks here – in many different ways, and with many different styles – it makes me want to break out a pair of my oft-worn knee-highs and dance around to swinging tunes in my bedroom (perhaps "Laisse tomber les filles" - my France Gall song of choice). And with a style as sweet as her voice, who wouldn't want to look like the girl who Serge Gainsbourg dubbed the French Lolita

Title: from "Butterfly" (Jason Mraz) 

4 comments:

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I love knee socks. When I went through my Clueless phase (well let's be honest here, I will eternally love that movie) when I was in elementary school, I dressed like Cher. I would wear a plaid mini skirt, blazer and knee socks all the time!! haha

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clueless is one of the best movies of all time. I believe that Roger Ebert would agree with me on that.
And I think every girl and her mother wanted to dress like Cher (except for the poor unfortunate souls who thought that Amber or - eek! - Tai were the true fashion icons of the film).
At least you and Cher rocked knee socks with cute mini skirts - my plaid skirts had to be (at max.) three inches above the knee! Apparently my school administration did not see Clueless.

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