Style Heroine

Vanessa Paradis, the enigmatic long time girlfriend of Johnny Depp is much more than just a celebrity baby mama. She's been a star in France since the age of 14 and is quite the accomplished singer, model and actress. Beyond catching the eye of international heart throb Johnny Depp, Paradis has also served as a muse to the fashion house of Chanel since 1991 when she was the face of the fragrance Coco. Her music career began in 1987 at the tender age of 14 with the hit French single Joe le Taxi. The song was #1 in France for 11 weeks and gained her international recognition despite being sung entirely in French. She has continued singing ever since and has won awards in her home country as well as critical acclaim. Her acting career has seen her through over a dozen films and she has stuck almost exclusively with Chanel, with the exception of a few outside stints with Miu Miu, Vogue and the like, while modeling. In 2010 she became the face of the brand's new lipstick Rouge Coco and was also featured upon the release of their new handbag line. It's safe to say that her life has been that of everything little, or even not so little, girl's fantasy -- flitting between private islands and the south of France with her lover Depp, modeling for one of the most exclusive and sought after fashion houses in the world, managing a successful singing career since before puberty and acting in a handfull of sexy French films...what more could a girl ask for? Oh...well I guess there's one thing. She also happens to be strikingly gorgeous with a seemingly effortless, sleek signature French bohemian style to boot. If we didn't love her so much we would definitely without a doubt hate her. [caption id="attachment_6739" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Paradis in Chanel for i-D Magazine"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6740" align="aligncenter" width="561" caption="1993 Chanel Coco Campaign"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6734" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="Paradis for Miu Miu"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6736" align="aligncenter" width="440" caption="Harper's Bazaar July 2010 cover"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6737" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Family"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6738" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Paradis in Chanel for i-D Magazine"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6741" align="aligncenter" width="833" caption="2009 Miu Miu campaign"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6742" align="aligncenter" width="1007" caption="2010 Chanel handbags"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6744" align="aligncenter" width="474" caption="Karl Lagerfeld & his muse"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_6746" align="aligncenter" width="498" caption="With longtime boyfriend Johnny Depp"][/caption]