During my first extended stay in the City of Light as a student, I went native and ended up spending way too much cash (as in my rent cashish) on a glamorous scarf by Ted Lapidus. As I tied it on the way I'd seen so many of the chic Parisiennes I'd style-stalked do, I knew the glamorous square of silk seemed to have "it" but I didn't know at the time "it" had a name.
That particularly Parisian blend of stylistic independence and love of luxe is "Bourgeois-bohème" or Bobo, also a charming line of subtly-elegant staples designed by another Lapidus: Eloise.
The daughter of Ted & a German model mother, she infuses her BoBo House line of classic tees, cardis, leather layering pieces and graceful pareos with a sexy casualness insipired by St. Tropez in the 60s & 70s. "Growing up in Paris," explains the Los Angeles transplant (she graduated from UC Berkeley), "I was mesmerized by the sophistication and beauty of French women and the streets of the city they called home."
- Lesley Scott