While our fascination with OG French girl Brigitte Bardot, British transplant Jane Birkin, and present-day muses like Jeanne Damas and Camille Rowe never ceases, there's a new girl in town (read: Paris), and she's captured our collective attention. Tina Kunakey is the latest lady setting the bar for French-girl style, and her fresh take on Parisian dressing is worth adding to your inspiration board.
The 19-year-old model was born in Toulouse before moving to Biarritz, a seaside town on France's Basque coast. A mix of Togolese and Sicilian origins, Kunakey's striking look is quickly gaining attention in French media (not to mention her new beau is French actor Vincent Cassel). Last October, she starred in the 12-minute A$AP Rocky video "Money Man / Put That on My Set," and she recently appeared in Vogue Italia.
When she's not working, Kunakey captures moments from her life on Instagram, often showcasing her unique style in the streets of Paris or back in her hometown of Biarritz. Her It girl style is a mix of statement jackets and bold sneakers, playing with feminine silhouettes and colorways while still maintaining a low-key vibe that's undeniably cool.
See some of Tina Kunakey's best off-duty looks below.
Dressing for brunch? Kunakey's answer is a sweaterdress and Chanel sneakers.
When it's cold back in Biarritz, Kunakey opts for a long pastel coat paired with fur and white sneakers.
Kunakey takes in the sites of Paris in a shearling coat and white ankle boots.
She takes on Parisian winter weather in an oversize blue fur cape and platform sneakers.
The teenager has a penchant for tapping into brands with an incredible cool factor, like Understated Leather, the label behind her light pink jacket.