Postcard from Paris: Parisian Chic
After a full day in Paris, Hubby asked why the French women were known for their fashion.. Was it not obvious? Well, I guess to the average American male, non.
I had to explain that even though every French woman wasn’t walking around in Chanel with a Hermes Kelly in her clutches, the French woman’s style is enviable because their style is effortless. Fashion and style are two different things. Fashion is oftentimes about what is trendy and of the moment, while style is something that transcends seasons, bankroll, and geography. The French woman’s style is enviable because the French woman uses every tool at her disposal to create glamour without being overdone or overtly sexy.
If you are curious too, take some tips from one of these books. Parisian Chic: A Style Guide, by Ines de la Fressange; The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo; Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Oliver; or All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A WittyInvestigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women by Helen Frith-Powell.