Parisian Chic : A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Paperback

Parisian Chic : A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange Paperback

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Celebrity model Ines de La Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and timeless allure.

Ines de La Fressange Frances icon of chic shares her personal tips for living with style and charm, gleaned from decades in the fashion industry.

She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize.

Her step-by-step dos and donts are accompanied by fashion photography, and this book is personalized with her charming drawings.

Ines also shares how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and how to insert your signature style into any space even the office.

The ultra chic red volume is flexi-bound with a wrapper band and features off set aquarelle paper.

Complete with her favorite addresses for finding the ultimate fashion and decorating items, this is a musthave for any woman who wants to add a touch of Paris to her own style.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 350 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Editions Flammarion
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fashion & style guides
  • ISBN: 9782080200730



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This book, for me, was a "meh" experience. Don't get me wrong; if you're planning a trip to Paris, or if you have the kind of disposable income that allows you to do international shopping, and buy expensive things, it's certainly a handy resource, and more power to you! Some of the style and beauty tips were helpful (learn the rules of style, so you can break them and invent your own style; know yourself and your body to dress in a way that pleases you; use lotion, cream or cleansing milk to clean your face and don't use too much water). It was interesting to read about what French women do to make themselves attractive, and how they maintain themselves. She gives you plenty of ideas about what to do should you be lucky enough to visit Paris. She includes places to visit like parks, off-the-beaten-path museums, restaurants, cafes and shops. She also provides web addresses and phone numbers for many of the stores. Some stores, marked "Paris Exclusive" are strictly local. One thing I really liked about the book, is that it is high-quality. The binding is a soft cover, with textured paper, and includes a cloth bookmark, so you never lose your place. The artwork in the book has been done by Ms. de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet, with contributions from different photographers. Ms. de la Fressange's daughter is a model in some of the photos. Also, the book was free of typos and errors in grammar and spelling. The fonts used in the book are really nice, as well. On the whole, it's a very stylish read, and you won't be ashamed to be spotted reading it on the bus or train. It's also an easy read. The only negative about it is that it reads more like a tourist's guide to Paris, once you get past the section about style and beauty. If you're looking for a comprehensive guide to style, there are better books out there. Personally, I got bored with the "tourist's guide to Paris" section, and I quit before I finished the book.

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