The women of Paris have always been recognized as the world leaders of a classic, sophisticated look, that certain je ne sais quoi which has held such mystique for style-conscious women around the world.
Here two native Parisians demonstrate what it takes to achieve the look of la petite parisienne, from building a collection of chic, timeless pieces (what the Parisian woman looks for in color, line, etc.) to choosing accessories, jewelry, perfume, and more. In addition, the book provides complete listings of not-to-be-missed Parisian boutiques, plus an indispensable glossary of French fashion terms. At once a practical style guide and a charming homage to one of the most popular destinations in the world, this colorful volume reveals the elusive secrets of Parisian chic.
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have never returned a book to a bookstore as absolutely unreadable, but I did so with this one. The missteps are many: 1. The advice is beyond trite, and is not at all uniquely Parisian. A change of accessories can upgrade an outfit from casual to dressy? Neutral colors are the best basis for an elegant wardrobe? Please. It insults the intelligence of the average woman. 2. The book consists mostly of color photographs of mediocre clothing, which was already dated by the time the book was published. 3. The authors are mostly interested in selling the jewelry that they carry in their shop. I could go on, but suffice it to say: save your money for something truly stylish, and skip this book!