Pulse by Karin Nelson: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, actress, musician, muse. (New York Times Style)

WHAT I’M WEARING NOW I told Nicolas Ghesquiere from Balenciaga that I needed his help for live shows, so he made me this jacket in three different colors. He made the belt, too. Because I dress in a very simple way, I like having one little thing that comes out a bit. I’ve been wearing these boots for four or five years. They’re from a place in London called R. Soles. They’re just easy. I love the color. The shirt is Schweisser. I found it at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles. The jeans are Notify. I’ve been wearing these for four years. The patina — that’s what I love. So, I have many pairs, but I keep wearing the same ones until I have holes in them and then I start again. I use them in a brutal way.

STYLE CREDO I don’t like to think about what I’m wearing until I have to — for pictures or events. I like having a uniform: basics that I pick from. It’s funny to hear that I’m a style icon because there’s no effort.

ON MAKEUP In the ’60s and ’70s, my mother wore a lot of black eyes, and when I was growing up, she went back to nothing. She always told me that you have to be bare — nothing better than not having any makeup. I wish I had tried things like all young girls do. So now I’m trying things out. Basic things like mascara. I’ve tried a really strong lip, but it just doesn’t suit me. Everything that you notice is to me very harsh. I like to be as discreet as I can.

ON FRAGRANCE I don’t wear fragrance. I like the smell of skin and things that are not perfume, like talcum powder. But I love the idea that Nicolas thought about me when he made the new Balenciaga fragrance. It’s lovely. I keep it as an object and I smell it. I love it as if it was a costume.

Photo: Béatrice de Géa for The New York Times

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Aurélie M

Je tweet, je blog, je tumblr, je facebook, je Google+ sur Charlotte et Serge Gainsbourg. Je me souviens être tombée sous le charme de Charlotte dans l’Effrontée, de fil en aiguille, j’ai ensuite développé une passion pour la musique de Serge. Qui j’aime le plus des deux ? Je ne saurais dire.

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