STYLE & BEAUTY
08/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lou Doillon, Jane Birkin's Other Daughter, On Fake Moustaches, Green Socks And Her Untraditional Childhood

I still keep some rebellion in the way I dress now - I always start the day dancing to rock'n'roll. One of my fashion mottos is: 'It's better not to look your best so that people can imagine that the best is really much better.' I like contrasts. I wear elaborately dressed hair with a bare face or full make-up with messy, unkempt hair. My mother taught me to wash my hair as little as possible, and to rinse it with Coke before a shoot for a sexy, tousled look.

I shop at flea markets and don't choose clothes based on labels. For ready-to-wear, I do like Ann Demeulemeester, Maison Martin Margiela and Tsumori Chisato, and Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano for haute-couture. But I try to give my clothes broader meaning and associations beyond fashion. I remember buying a Jean Paul Gaultier cardigan because it reminded me of L'Absinthe by Degas, or I'll get inspired by a Schiele image and put on thigh-high green socks and no one will get it

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