Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic

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One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted style—Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Renowned experts on French style—designers, stylists, editors, and celebrities—also chime in to reveal their favorite accessories and how to create ...
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Overview


One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted style—Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Renowned experts on French style—designers, stylists, editors, and celebrities—also chime in to reveal their favorite accessories and how to create multidimensional looks and make affordable clothing appear luxurious. Starring both fashion icons and anonymous women met on the streets of Paris and richly illustrated with hand-drawn sketches and Veysset’s striking photographs, Paris Street Style is an inspirational fashion guide that will allow you, no matter where you are from, to cultivate an everyday style of timeless glamour, careless, easy chic—votre style français.

Praise for Paris Street Style:

“In this fun new book, a pair of fashion bloggers promise to reveal the secrets of their compatriots’ mysterious and seemingly innate ability to look sophisticated under any circumstances. With the help of hand-drawn illustrations and photos of models, fashionistas and anonymous women met in the street, they dissect the essential elements of les Parisiennes’ deceptively casual, highly individualistic brand of urban chic and offer readers tips galore on creating their own personal style.” —France Magazine

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France has been setting the standard for style ever since the 18th century reign of Louis XIV. In the new millennium, that much-vaunted sense of chic is no confined to a royal court; it is visible daily on Parisian streets. The large-size paperback pictorial displays the brilliant wardrobe eclecticism of these casual strollers, spotlighting them in sketches and Frédérique Veysset 's colorful photographs. A portable education in stress-free glamour. An eye-catching education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419706813
  • Publisher: Abrams Image
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 85,240
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Isabelle Thomas is a personal stylist, journalist, and editor. She writes the blog Mode personnel(le) for the magazine L’Express styles. Frédérique Veysset is a fashion photographer, who contributes to publications such as Allure, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, and Glamour. She also writes the fashion blog FredisBlog. Both authors live in France.
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