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I refuse to believe she’s 74 as her Myspace states. 47 maybe, but forever young is more like it. This Parisian wardrobe stylist is the real deal; a true eccentric and non-stop glamour gal. Like all truly stylish people, her focus is on having fun and expressing herself though fashion, opposed to trying to a perfect. And I love that. I just adore her and her work.

Catherine takes many cues from the late 1910’s and 20s. Like’s like an Erte’ drawing come to life (or Ballet Russes dancer back from the beyond), she’s often clad in drapey metallic fabrics, slouchy capri length pants, and luxurious oversized coats.

Photo via Hanneli Mustaparta

But what really sets her apart is her generous use of accessories. Turbans and veiled hats, oversized sunglasses, long cigarette holders, chunky bangles stacked wrist high, large hoop earrings, and statement necklaces all paired together complete her signature look.

If that isn’t enough, she can peddle a bike in designer heels without busting an ankle (or snapping a neck ala Isadora Duncan). What a gal!



The ‘voice of the Xtabay’ had a fashion sense as unique as her vocal stylings. Traditional Peruvian dress and accessories were mixed with evening wear of her time for a look all her own. She was a true original, and there’s never been anyone like her since.

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