Whether it’s in front of the camera or behind it, working as a model or filming her debut as an actress, sharing selfies with her Instagram followers or capturing the world around her with a vintage Nikon FM2, Annabelle Belmondo effortlessly conveys a world of emotions in a single image. It’s easy to assume that her expressive talents come naturally. As the granddaughter of film icon Jean-Paul Belmondo, she is blessed with movie star genes. Raised by her French-American parents between Paris and California, she grew up surrounded by cool chic on both sides of the Atlantic.
As Annabelle puts it, there are “two sides“ to her style. “In California there's a lot more of a beach vibe, a beach girl look,” she explains. “In Paris it's a really ‘I don't care’ style. Just easy, nothing overdone, the simpler the better. For me French fashion looks like you didn't try at all. Maybe you did, but you can't tell. I feel like both have their ups and downs and they're both in my life and they're both beautiful.“ Annabelle’s laid-back look unites the best of both worlds. Her long brown hair falls over her shoulders in loose beach waves that could easily be the result of a morning swim in the ocean, while her long fringe is reminiscent of Jane Birkin, the ultimate French It Girl of the 1960s.