Eli said that the reason why she is so compelled by Beauvoir's style has less to do with her actual style choices (although she did mention to love her play off of menswear and her disciplined hair-styles) and more to do with her general aura: her gaze, her confidence and composure.
Madeleine Gobeil describing Simone de Beauvoir for The Paris Review in 1965:
Apart from her classically featured face, what strikes one about Simone de Beauvoir is her fresh, rosy complexion and her clear blue eyes, extremely young and lively. One gets the impression that she knows and sees everything; this inspires a certain timidity. Her speech is rapid, her manner direct without being brusque, and she is rather smiling and friendly.How perfect!
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