Sound Style: Vanessa Paradis

Since the early 90′s musician Vanessa Paradis has been a style inspiration of mine. She brings a timeless elegance to whatever she’s wearing—no matter how simple or trendy.

Many recognize Vanessa as Karl Lagerfeld’s muse—appearing in Chanel advertisements, and in fashion editorials shot by the designer—or on the arm of Johnny Depp, as his longtime partner. But on top of modeling and her high-profile relationship, Vanessa is actually an accomplished actress and musician. In 1987, when she was just 14, Vanessa had a #1 hit record  in France and the UK with “Joe le taxi.” She has recorded ten albums, the latest being 2010′s Une nuit Ă  Versailles, and has appeared in several films, most famously “Noce Blanche”, for which she won the 1990 CĂ©sar Award for Most Promising Actress.

She’s wonderful to watch live, and whether she’s on stage, or in a fashion editorial, Paradis always adds her own bit of whimsy and poise to her look.