Inès De La Fressange knows Parisian fashion inside and out. She has been a star runway model; the face of Chanel; an haute couture designer; a creative consultant for Roger Vivier; and a frequent contributor to Elle. As if formalize her connection with Gallic style, her likeness appears on a bust of Marianne, the very symbol of the French republic, and she continues to appear in prestigious Paris shows even in her sixth decades. Her Parisian Chic is a style guide with the deep resonance of authenticity; her specific step-by-step instructions on buying, dressing, and accessorizing carry the authority of a lifelong insider in the world of fashion and her lists of no-no's and don't can save you from mistakes that are too commonly made. Think of it as a very chic investment.
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressangeby Ines de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet
Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. Inès de la Fressange—France’s 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
Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. Inès de la Fressange—France’s 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 do’s and don’ts are accompanied by fashion photography, and the book is personalized with her charming drawings. Inès also shares how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and how to insert your signature style into any space—even the office. The ultrachic volume is wrapped with a three-quarter-height removable jacket and features offset aquarelle paper and a ribbon page marker. Complete with her favorite addresses for finding the ultimate fashion and decorating items, this is a must-have for any woman who wants to add a touch of Paris to her own style.
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Inès de la Fressange started as a runway model, became the face of Chanel, and launched a clothing line; she is the essence of Parisian style and elegance. Her drawings have regularly appeared in Elle. She is creative consultant for Roger Vivier shoes and is designing the interior of a new Parisian hotel. Sophie Gachet is a fashion journalist for Elle in Paris.
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This book needs to be on the nook! I'm going to Paris for a month and am only taking my nook instead of a bunch of heavy books. I wish I could take this book with me!!!!
I'm a little confused at the 1 star rating this book has when the review prior to mine gives it 4 stars.* Anyway, everything about this book was a delight. From the red cover to the illustrations to the totally chic photos of the author's daughter. For anyone who's ever wondered how French women manage to always seem so chic, this book helpfully breaks everything down. What I especially loved was the section at the back where the author shares all her Paris favorites... restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.... Highly recommended. * Hopefully my glowing review and FIVE stars bump up the rating.
Beautiful book starting from its beautiful red cover, page marker... The illustrations and photos are beautiful, the shop addresses on point. The perfect fashionista read!
Unable to find this book in stores, I had no idea what I was getting when I ordered it online. What I expected the book to be was a guide on how to dress more like a Parisian woman, who are noted throughout style guides as women who make less work with more. What you receive instead is a surprisingly large Moleskine-quality (if not Moleskine itself) soft covered notebook. There are close to a hundred pages dedicated to the do's and don'ts of Parisian style that covers clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty, with mentions of where to purchase her 7 Must Have Items on each side of the Pond. But the rest of the book is dedicated to Styling Your Home like a Parisian or where to eat, shop and stay if you're in Paris. Had I but known about the home decor pages and the pages dedicated to "Where to... in Paris" before I bought it, I most likely would be a bit more disappointed. However, as I am going to Paris in the not-so-distant future, I'm looking forward to visiting just a bit more now. Though overall my opinion is still that Ms. de La Fressange could (and should) write a more in-depth book about Parisian (Fashion) Chic.