2020 might have fooled us all, but it did bring us Emily in Paris, the Netflix drama we never knew we needed in our lives.
The eight-part drama first aired on the streaming platform last month and has since become the most talked about show since Tiger King. While some binge-watched it in a day, others heavily criticised the show for its idealistic, cliched portrayal of Paris. Sure, it covers every cliche, but isn’t that what we all need amongst the doom and gloom of lockdown 2.0?
It’s not just the storylines and characters that have attracted mixed opinion, but the fashion too. Whether you loved it or hated it, the world cannot stop talking about Emily’s bold, eclectic style. From a houndstooth blazer, to the printed yellow ensemble, and of course an array of berets, Netflix spared no expense serving up the biggest fashion moments of 2020.
Chances are, someone in your life is completely obsessed with the show and wants to emulate all things Emily Cooper. Well, earn serious friendship points this Christmas with our edit of the best Emily in Paris gift ideas. From copycat items of clothing, to stocking fillers, your friend can live out their Parisian dreams from the comfort of their own bedroom.
For true fashionistas, emulate Emily’s love for print with Birgitte Herskind’s Nessa skirt. The pleat gives a flattering, wavy flair and the subtle shimmer of the gold lurex threads is perfect for the festive season. Take note from Emily and team the skirt with the matching top and finish off with a chunky belt.
If you’re looking for a secret santa present or stocking filler, take tips from Paris’s real-life women with Jeanne Damas’s book, In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light. Profiling twenty women, from artists to filmmakers, this beautiful book tells you which bars to visit, the best red wine to drink and what lipstick to wear. C’est chic!
Here are the best gifts to buy the Emily in Paris superfan in your life.