Inside the wardrobe of Joanne Palmaro, the new Parisienne to know

While born in France, Joanne Palmaro is the embodiment of femme fatale à la Italianne, explaining why she lives between Paris and the land of pasta al dente, her favorite dish. Her style? Feminine, free and sensual, with a little bit of bite. Take a look….

The girl

Born in Nice, it was by chance that this rive gauche resident fell into modeling. One day, a Parisian label asked her to star in a video and one year later, her career had taken off. Today, Joanne Palmaro juggles projects between France and Italy (in Città di Castello, next to Perugia), honing her acting career and a brand new venture: a script set in Italy, based on femininity and transmission.

Her first fashion memory?
The Yves Saint Laurent show at Stade de France for the football World Cup in 1998. This meeting of fashion meets sport will not be easily forgotten.

Her style
Natural. She balances intense femininity and masculine for an allure that can be traced back to her idols: the femmes fatales of old Italian films, at once sensual and incandescent. Distancing herself from bold statements and trends, instead she has refined a hedonistic silhouette that flirts with her curves, for a sure sense of self-confidence.

Jeans, obviously. More often than not they’ll be vintage and paired with a simple, skin grazing black or white T-shirt – an infallible look.

Her favorite designers?
The Italian houses first and foremost: Gianni era Versace, Prada, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta. The French come shortly after, with Jacquemus, Pallas Paris and Etudes Studio natural choices.

Her favorite piece
A satin vintage Moschino dress, worn in the video for Bon Entendeur “Le temps est bon”. “It was stained with wine, ketchup and tomato sauce but I eventually managed to save it. It’s become something of a favorite.”

Always carrying women’s stories with her, Joanne never takes off her Madonna of Positano pendant and her mother’s wedding rings. These are played off against her lucky-charm bracelet and an Atelier VM gold chain, worn with definite insouciance. By night, she pulls out her vintage Givenchy pearls.

Living proof of less is more, she leaves her haircare routine to the sunshine, letting the rays dry her curls. She washes her face with Environ Tea Tree and then moisturizes with the crème du jour by Dr Spiller, or by Biologique Recherche. As for makeup, with a little Bare Minerals powder, black eyeliner, a lick of mascara and a touch of Chanel’s Baume Essentiel, she’s ready for the day.

“Bags are the one accessory I can go without. I like to have my hands free. I envy the boys for that, they just throw their wallet in their jeans pocket and go. I carry a vintage Louis Vuitton bag or sometimes a little Miu Miu neck bag. I’m currently on the hunt for a good bum bag.”

Bare foot is the dream, but Paris being Paris, she opts for Gucci moccasins, Margiela Tabi disco boots or little Miista shoes – very old school.

By night
A tight black dress, a black tuxedo or sometimes, an all-leather matador silhouette, with high-waisted trousers and a bolero.

She does bar to floor excersizes three times a week, lots of walking and runs on grass or sand: “concrete is terrible for the joints.”

Her passion is Italian food. A simple plate of pasta is enough to put her in a good mood. But also Aussie breakfasts: avocados, cherry tomatoes, poached eggs on toast, with oysters and Portuguese orange and cinnamon salad, orange flower water and honey, her latest culinary discovery.

Women with character like Monica Vitti, Sophia Loren, Gena Rowlands, Isabella Rosselini, Audrey Hepburn, Simone Weil, Jeanne Toussaint, Coco Chanel and Penélope Cruz. And some men too, Marcello Mastroianni and Javier Bardem coming first to mind.

Photography: Luc Braquet , Hair stylist: Paul Duchemin , Makeup: Eny Whitehead, A special thanks to artist Mathieu Merlet Briand, Translated by Ashe de Sousa