Can We Trade Lives, Charlotte Gainsbourg?

Saturday, January 9, 2010



I don't regularly engage in hero worship on this blog, but for Charlotte Gainsbourg, I will make an exception. The actress/chanteuse/fashion icon is coming out with a new album this month, and this video of her single with Beck, "Heaven Can Wait" is making its rounds on the Internet. The tune is catchy, her vulnerable, kittenish vocals shine and Beck is a charming foil, both in the video and vocals. It's cute but not cutesy, you dig? After filming an intense Lars von Trier movie, I can see why she would want to throw her emotional energy into another outlet.

Charlotte comes from a clan of beautiful people, including mother, Jane Birkin and sister, Lou Doillon, but her style is very much her own: an understated, French sensibility, often donning labels such as Balenciaga, Chanel and Vanessa Bruno. I love these photos of her past red carpet ensembles.




all photos courtesy of Style.com
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What do you think of the video and her style? For more information, check out her website (you can listen to samples before the album's release).

21 comments:

Wikifashion and Lola said...

Up until two days ago I didn't know who Charlotte was. I saw the movie "Lemming" that she was in and kept thinking how much she reminded me of Jane :) She is so so pretty!

PinkBow said...

she is one of style inspirations too

StuddedLilly said...

awesome video!

Etrapar said...

she's sweet, and her music really good ^.^
kisses

AudreyAllure said...

i love her style!

IdStyle said...

I have to admit that I wasn't really familiar with her style, but it is worship-worthy. Her look is incredible.

Helen Cox said...

I love Charlotte, her music and her style are amazing. She's so classy! Hero worship is definitely warranted in this instance!

Midtown Girl said...

I heart her style - exquisite!

Thank you for introducing her music to us D!!

ANA said...

She is pretty fabulous, so I understand why you'd make an exception for her! LOVE the song and video!!

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K8 said...

great post!! I loved the video, and she is definitely a style icon in my book as well :)

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theclothingmenu said...

i'd heard about this collaboration with her and beck, but hadn't heard it yet. thanks for sharing! i first found out about charlotte from the movie science of sleep - she's so cool.

stylewithbenefits said...

This is the first time I've seen the video, but I like it a lot. It's fun and creative. The song is pretty good too; I like the tamborine throughout.

Love her style too!

xo, Becs

Reanna said...

Charlotte is totally my fashion icon. It's all about her and Sofia Coppola in my books. Plus her new album is fabulous. I have it on repeat.

Susan said...

oh wow. she's stunning.
have a lovely weekend, xoxo

janettaylor said...

She is beautiful!

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la petite fashionista said...

charlotte must lead a charmed life. i love her really fashion forward styling picks.

Dith said...

I think her style is awesome and cool viddy

Savvy Gal said...

i don't mind trading closet with her. : )

Wicked Halo said...

stylewise the girl rocks...and I loved her in the science of sleep...haven't gotten around to watching anti christ yet, all I've read about it has made me somewhat queasy :)

Apt. #34 said...

total hero worship! Love her.

Chessa! said...

I love her. I think she is so fabulous. I love listening to Serge Gainsbourg and she kind of looks more like him than she does her mom but a winning and talented combination indeed. She always looks so chic. I can't wait to hear her new musique.

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