5 French New Wave movies that changed my life.

When I started French classes 8 years ago, I remember the triumphant feeling of coming home learning how to say a complex word the proper french way. One day, I decided to watch French movies to get some more practice with my pronunciation and oral skills. I was lucky to find a film by Jean-Luc Godard in YouTube. Suddenly, the website was proposing me to watch movies with a similar style. And I fell in love with the French New Wave movement – to the point where I was watching 2 per day! I was in love with the visual aesthetic, the ambiguous and imaginary adventures, but mostly the long beautiful conversations (and silences) about life and love.

The trench-coat: story of a signature coat.

The trench-coat was born during the First World War, as it was used by the British officers in the trenches. Thomas Burberry, from the famous British luxury house, was contacted by the British War Office to design a coat that could replace the militaries current heavy coats. Burberry was already well-known thanks to his revolutionary discovery of gabardine. Thus, he created the trech-coats with this completely breathable and waterproof fabric. After war, civilians choose to wear these coats too, since they are perfect for outdoor activities.