“Saurez-vous deviner qui est cette jolie Parisienne, en une de ELLE cette semaine?” The French monthly asked as much yesterday on Facebook after posting its latest cover with its cover star’s face blurred. The response was overwhelming and unequivocal — Caroline De Maigret! True story, Caroline lands another cover, this time photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. The wave that started building this summer in advance of Caroline’s publication of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits has been cresting ever since and is steadily beginning to resemble the conditions necessary for big wave surfing. This cover evidences as much and with Caroline sat on a Vespa it is difficult to argue otherwise.

Credits include: Publication, ELLE France November 2014; Title, “Caroline De Maigret: Parisienne de Tous Les Pays”; Photography, Jean-Baptiste Mondino; Styling, Friquette Thevenet; Magazine text, Françoise-Marie Santucci; Hair, Guillaume Bérard at Mod’s Hair; Makeup, Tatsu Yamanaka for Lancôme.

Caroline De Maigret | ELLE France November 2014 (Photography: Jean-Baptiste Mondino)

Caroline De Maigret | ELLE France November 2014 (Photography: Jean-Baptiste Mondino)