Posted by Fashion Junior at Large

Some of us didn't make it to Paris Fashion Week - namely me. But that's fine - reading show reports on is just as good as being there right?...(sob!)

Well happily I've found an injection of Parisian style right here, on the great British highstreet. Urban Outfitters is having a bit of a love affair with French brands at the moment: Sessun, Le Mont St Michel, American Retro, Surface to Air, Vanessa Bruno Athe and IRO. Joy!

Je t'aime this sheer, nude blouse and leather shorts (£300). Bang on the money for summer. 

Surface to Air is kind of the French version of ACNE - a Paris based creative collective whose talents span film, photography, graphic design, music and, of course, fashion. The brand has also launched a 12 piece capsule collection by Kings of Leon, who I am utterly besotted with. Buy it here.

How much do you want to be wearing this come June? 

IRO is another brand sprung from multi-talented designers. The Bitton brothers come from a music background originally but branched into fashion because 'It lets everyone be loved'. Awwww bless.

I'm sure you're probably familiar with the misleadingly named American Retro. This season the French design duo were inspired by rockabilly music, American motorcycle clubs and 90s underground fashion culture. Expect signature classics with an edge, like this little black 'retro dot clash' dress.

All the above are available to buy from Get clicking mon amie!

Also, just for the hell of it, I thought I'd post this clip from the film Paris Je T'aime. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend. It's kind if an artsy movie comprised of multiple short stories about life and love in Paris. In this tale Elijah Wood has a run in with a sexy vampire on a darkened bridge. Oh my!