The French singer, model and actress is best known in this country for her long-time relationship with Johnny Depp (they split last year ) which is a shame since she is so talented. She became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success of her single Joe Le Taxi (you can find it on Spotify) and since 1991, Paradis has been a spokesmodel for Chanel. Vanessa also has an equally impressive film career, winning a César (France’s Oscar).
The French beauty is also known for her inimitable style, who can mix a vintage Chanel jacket with torn jeans and make it look casually perfect. This made her the prefect choice to curate a collection for H&M, called the “Conscious Collection.”
Since we’ve always wanted to emulate that French style je ne sais quoi thing, we’ll take her lead.
What attracted you to H&M’s Conscious Collection?
I really like what H&M has been doing lately by inviting a bunch of different designers and artists to work with them so when they approached me, I was really flattered. Also, it’s a very popular brand and very accessible to everybody around the world so I liked the idea of being part of something like the Conscious Collection.
Do you try to shop more consciously?
I try my best in little ways. For example, vintage is very much a part of my wardrobe. I love the style and it works in that eco-friendly way because I like to use and reuse old clothes – whether I use them just as they are or I have them transformed, or transform them myself. I also try to shop reasonably, I mean, if there is such a word in shopping! I’m very fortunate to have a lot of clothes offered to me, but when I shop I try to buy something that I really need or really love.