Camille Bidault-Waddington is one of my favourite style icons, she is always ahead of the trends, if not the one creating them. She arrived from France in 1997 as a freelance Stylist and has since worked with renowned photgraphers Juergen Teller, Mario Testino and Terry Richardson; has worked on projects for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Byblos and Pucci; and collaborated in publications Dazed & Confused, The Face, Pop, Vogue Italia, Vogue Nippon and Vogue China.
An impressive CV but more importantly, she has great personal style. She appears quite natural and thrown-together but in a way that only the super-stylish French can. This picture caused an argument in my work office, by a colleague who could not understand for one moment that this ensemble could possibly be regarded as anything other than a joke.
How could you look at this outfit and think it could be a joke? Is it the colour combination? Is it the excessive gold chains? The overall charity-shop effect maybe?
No matter, in my eyes she can do no wrong and I know that what she creates is what the rest of us will be wearing, be it in a few years time.