Lessons from Madame Chic : 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, Hardback Book

Lessons from Madame Chic : 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris Hardback

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Bring home the chic Parisian world of style and charmWhen Jennifer Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand Sixteenth Arrondissement apartment as a foreign exchange student, she was greeted by Madame Chic, the woman who would become her mentor and the inspiration for the way she lived long after her time abroad was over.

Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals a valuable secret Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic's tutelage in Paris-tips you can incorporate into your own life, no matter where you live or the size of your budget.

Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn to master the art of eating (deprive yourself not), dressing (the ten-item wardrobe), grooming (le no-makeup look), and living a la francaise.

Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne sais quoi into her daily life.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 2-color t-o, printed endpapers; 20 chapter opener illus.
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Fashion & style guides
  • ISBN: 9781451699371

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You know that annoying person who left the country once and now likes to preface every story with "Well, when I lived in London/Greece/an ashram in Bali..." That's basically what this entire book is. It might as well be titled "Why The French Are Better Than You: By Someone Who Lived There, Once, For A Brief Period of Time Like Ten Years Ago". If you like yuppie, boring suburban people: wonderful, this is your book. If you think people who dispense advice like "get weekly facials" and like to inject a little French culture into everyday life by putting "Le chic" in front of every noun are full of it, then you should probably steer clear.On the bright side: it was very easy to read.