How do Parisian woman look so good? If you’re going to accept any advice on maintaining a style of effortless glamour and timeless allure then it might as well be from former model, Chanel muse and all-around glamazon, Inès de la Fressange.
In her new book, Parisian Chic: A Style Guide, the ultimate Parisian It girl has graciously shared the coveted sartorial secrets of her countrywomen. With the feel of a large Moleskine journal, ribbon bookmark and all, it’s the type of style guide that will undoubtedly find a permanent spot on your reference shelf. Her clever and amusing do’s and don’ts range from laugh lines over Botox (oui) to plastic bra straps (no) as well as advice on accessories, perfume and why flip flops should stay at the pool. Looking to exude that indefinable je ne sais quoi in your everyday dress? Make sure you own the following: a man’s blazer, trench coat, navy sweater, tank top, little black dress, jeans and a leather jacket. Don’t forget the Converse sneakers and flats.
The must-have items are accompanied by her hand-drawn illustrations, personal photos and fashion photography featuring heir to the Parisian style throne, her daughter Nine D’Urso. In addition to fashion tips, she also takes readers through her recommended shops, boutiques, hotels, restaurants, cafes, spas and hot spots to live la vie Parisienne on their next visit to the City of Light.
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide
By Ineès de la Fressange