Marie Dessuant, from our London Lives feature, is a Parisian girl living in London. So when we asked Marie to run us through her Reiss Style Edit, we were expecting pieces with that certain je ne sais quoi. We weren't wrong. Marie is chic, understated and unbelievably elegant. Here are the pieces she can't wait to wear from our SS13 collection.

Perfectly accessorised with flicky eyeliner, loose hair and a slick of red lipstick, Marie loves our Penny top in coral.

'Where in France I feel people may run from it, me, I like to try more colourful clothes,' explains Marie.

Worn with chic black pants and a flat black sandal, Marie's look is simple but utterly eye-catching.

As an antidote to bright colour, Marie buttons up our Annabel white shirt - brought up to date with a neat collar and raglan sleeves - and a pair of tailored blue trousers.

'My agenda for the day will influence the way I dress. For example, if I have an important presentation I will wear something elegant to make myself feel more self-confident,' says Marie.

So, Marie can flit between fun and formal with ease.

'And for the night I will wear something more chic,' states Marie in a perfectly frank French accent. And who can argue with the classic LBD, like our Ambrose dress with subtle pleating and stylish three-quarter sleeves? Marie just sweeps her hair into an elegant side ponytail (with a tease of height at the crown) and she's good to go. After this flawless lesson in understated elegance, we're looking at our own SS13 purchases with a new attitude - simplicity is key. Tres Bon! Catch up with more from our London Lives series and shop Marie's Style Edit. With thanks to the South London Gallery