Ah, Françoise Hardy. So lovely. So lilting. So French! When she was just 17, she signed her first record contract, and from there, she became one of the most popular singers in the Yé-Yé pop-music scene of the '60s. And while she was certainly lucky to have a remarkable face (seriously, those cheekbones could cut glass!), her simple style has made her an enduring beauty icon.
Getting Françoise's dolorous beauty look is pretty simple. Black mascara, some thin black eyeliner, well-groomed brows, and a little bit of lip balm give you the Hardy face. Her signature hairstyle — straight brown hair with eyebrow-grazing bangs — has become synonymous with low-key Parisian cool. But the look isn't strictly for Gallic gals; modern-day chanteuse Cat Power has a Hardy-esque style going on. And be sure to take care of your skin by protecting it with sunblock; when you look through the gallery on the next page, you'll see that Françoise remains belle as ever at age 63. To see it and view a video of a performance by Françoise,