Fatale: How French Women Do It

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Fatale: How French Women Do It peeks at the mysterious ways Frenchwomen manage to appear sexy, smart and recklessly chic. Clues unmask the delicious deceptions plotted by Frenchwomen while suggesting how contemporary women can flirt like a coquette, charm like a courtesan and emit sensuality with cool confidence by merely adjusting one's attitude and one's garter belt.

For those who savor French finesse and style, this book serves up lessons ...

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Overview

Fatale: How French Women Do It peeks at the mysterious ways Frenchwomen manage to appear sexy, smart and recklessly chic. Clues unmask the delicious deceptions plotted by Frenchwomen while suggesting how contemporary women can flirt like a coquette, charm like a courtesan and emit sensuality with cool confidence by merely adjusting one's attitude and one's garter belt.

For those who savor French finesse and style, this book serves up lessons and advice to feast upon from historical and present-day femme fatales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780927015257
  • Publisher: Bridgewood Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

How french women do it 8
Taking a peek at successful seductresses in French history-Diane de Poitiers, Madame de Pompadour, Colette, George Sand, Sarah Bernhardt, Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, and Catherine Deneuve
Mistress or matrimony 14
Mistresses and their unwritten code of ethics
Decorum for wives of wandering husbands
Putting your best leg forward 28
Immediate impressions
Making the best of simple assets
Clothing plain looks with a glow of confidence
An invitation into the private chamber 42
Extending a coveted invitation into a tantalizing world of private chambers and cozy paraphernalia
French perfume that rocks the room 54
Activating all the senses of smell, sight, and taste for sublime moments of touch
Wit and wily wisdom 62
The art of brilliance and being well-informed as an entree into the inner sanctum of men's minds
French food fantasies 70
Being well-fed, both body and soul, even if one doesn't cook
The artful presentation of delicacies can be hypnotic
A mention about unmentionables 80
Fragile lingerie reveals a not-so-delicate vamp
Living well with less 92
Refined living and giving the appearance of being well-off even when times are tough
Few men are attracted to destitute women
Alone or not to be 102
Appearing perfectly enchanted with one's own company
Going out unaccompanied
Of a certain age 112
Offering the experience and wisdom of maturity that intrigues Frenchmen of all ages
Piece de resistance 124
It all leads up to, and down to, this
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