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Forever Chic

Forever Chic Author Tish Jett
ISBN-10 9780847841455
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 240
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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!



Forever Chic

Forever Chic Author Tish Jett
ISBN-10 0847841499
Release 2013
Pages 239
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Advises middle-aged women on how to emulate the way the French age gracefully and achieve timeless beauty, covering such topics as clothing, diet, and beauty tips.



Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic Author Jennifer L. Scott
ISBN-10 9781476702797
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 304
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Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life. Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement. Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV. Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian joie de vivre, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life. While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces. Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (le no-makeup look), among other tips. From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisian je ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.



Entre Nous

Entre Nous Author Debra Ollivier
ISBN-10 9781466823693
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 224
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Ever wonder what gives French women that je ne sais quoi? At first you might think it's the elegant figure, matchless style, and mysterious allure. Then you realize those qualities don't come from just anywhere. They come from generations of women raised to cultivate an extraordinary sense of self. French women know who they are, like who they are, and excel at presenting who they are. The rest of us are often susceptible to the next fad, the new thing, the ultimate diet. We're always seeking, instead of realizing that what we already are may be just right. Rarely does an American woman feel as comfortable in her own skin as her French counterpart. And rarely does an American woman have that essentially French ability to say no---to refuse anything that doesn't suit her, whether that thing is a job, a man, or the season's latest styles. Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the French girl and the secrets of her self-possession. Why do French women always look inimitably stylish? How do they manage to sit in a café for a three-course lunch and a glass of wine...by themselves? How do they decide when they're ready to let someone become a part of their very private lives? Laced with practical tips, engaging sidebars, and essential observations about French women and their ways, Entre Nous is a delightful book that will help you take the best of all pages from the French girl's book---the page that reveals how to really enjoy life.



The French Beauty Solution

The French Beauty Solution Author Mathilde Thomas
ISBN-10 9780698198463
Release 2015-07-14
Pages 256
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A New York Times bestseller! Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures. When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand her skin-care company, Caudalíe, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix—the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good. Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudalíe into one of America’s top beauty brands. Drawing on her company’s twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists—as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux—The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you’ll ever need. From the Hardcover edition.



Ooh La La

Ooh La La Author Jamie Cat Callan
ISBN-10 9780806535586
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 224
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French women seem to have a special knack for life's most important things--food, love, raising children. And in matters of beauty and style, they appear to be at an unfair advantage. But the good news is that everything French women know can be learned. . .. French women are not born more attractive than anyone else. They simply learn at a very young age how to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy, inside and out. It's an allure that outlasts youth--in fact, some of France's most celebrated women are femmes d'un certain âge. Experience only makes them more irresistible. Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to instruct her on style, grooming, and genuinely liking her reflection in the mirror. Now she shares that wisdom along with advice from other French women on fragrance, image consulting, makeup, and more, and shows you how to: Discover the power of perfume Find mentors who will help hone your personal style Begin at the ends--hands, feet, and hair Choose lingerie that makes you feel magnifique Get an internal makeover and nourish your soul Embrace your age gracefully and gorgeously Bid au revoir to Botox, fad diets, and agonizing over every imperfection, and say hello to the truly timeless beauty that comes with making the most of your own unique je-ne-sais-quoi. Praise for Jamie Cat Callan's Bonjour, Happiness "With warmth and sincerity, Callan shares that most precious of French life lessons--the art of saying 'enough.' "--Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris "Clever, insightful. . .provides immediate happiness. Voilà!" --Karen Karbo, author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel



All You Need to Be Impossibly French

All You Need to Be Impossibly French Author Helena Frith Powell
ISBN-10 9781101099148
Release 2006-11-28
Pages 240
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The allure of the Frenchwoman—sexy, sophisticated, flirtatious, and glamorous—is legendary. More than an eye for fashion or a taste for elegance, the French je ne sais quoi embodies the essential ingredients for looking and feeling beautiful. With wit, whimsy, and wonder, British expatriate Helena Frith Powell uncovers the secrets of chic living in All You Need to Be Impossibly French, a cheeky guide to releasing your inner Frenchwoman. Delving deep into a mysterious realm of face creams, silk lingerie, and shopping-as-exercise, Powell reveals how French women stay impossibly thin and irresistibly sexy by achieving the maximum effect from the minimum amount of effort. Forget diet and inspiration books and style guides—this is all you need to embrace the wisdom of French living, and learn how to turn every day into la petite aventure.



At Home with Madame Chic

At Home with Madame Chic Author Jennifer L. Scott
ISBN-10 9781476770338
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 304
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An engaging illustrated toolbox of ideas and advice for organizing, entertaining and enjoying a stylish life draws on the author's experiences as a foreign exchange student in Paris and her strategies for organizing her own family home. 60,000 first printing.



French Women Don t Get Fat

French Women Don t Get Fat Author Mireille Guiliano
ISBN-10 9781400044801
Release 2004-12-28
Pages 272
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The #1 national bestseller that launched a fabulous French Revolution about how to approach healthy living: the ultimate non-diet book—now with more recipes. French women don’t get fat, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this “French paradox”—how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy—Mireille Guiliano gives us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for our times. For anyone who has slipped out of her Zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentally let a carb pass her lips, here is a positive way to stay trim, a culture’s most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread—even chocolate—without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?



Living Forever Chic

Living Forever Chic Author Tish Jett
ISBN-10 0847863050
Release 2018-10-02
Pages 224
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Why French women of a certain age are the consummate hostesses, homemakers, and style icons--and how you can be, too. Frenchwomen--particularly those 40--are role models for stylish and gracious living, what the French call l'art de vivre. American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes manières as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre. Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the "heart" of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty--a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance. With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with color illustrations, Living Forever Chic is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.



Parisienne French

Parisienne French Author Rhianna Jones
ISBN-10 9781612432564
Release 2013-09-16
Pages 192
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Parisienne French has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Parisienne French also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Parisienne French book for free.



Bonjour Happiness

Bonjour  Happiness Author Jamie Cat Callan
ISBN-10 9780806534978
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 241
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Inspired by her French grandmother, author Jamie Cat Callan shows women how to stop chasing perfection—and start finding joy in life. As a young girl, Jamie Cat Callan was fascinated by her French grandmére. Though she had little money, Jamie’s grandmother ate well, dressed well, and took joy in simple, everyday pleasures. As Jamie journeyed through France as an adult, she gained more insight into the differences between les femme Française et Americaine. French women—whether doctors, shop owners, or housewives—don’t worry about being thin enough, young enough, or accomplished enough. They age gracefully and celebrate their bodies. They know how to balance their lives—to love food without overeating; to work hard, but not too hard; to relish friends and family and still make time for themselves. Now Jamie draws on everything French women have taught her and shows you how to: Buy and consume less—and enjoy more Look like a million bucks for just a few francs Find time to be alone Flirt à la française Rediscover your own mystery Perfection isn’t attainable, but happiness is. And this uplifting book, from the acclaimed author of Parisian Charm School, shows every woman how to embrace it—and savor it. “Callan explores her French roots to find fulfillment in life’s simple pleasures. The spirit of the book centers around the idea that: ‘In America, we’ve come to think that bigger and faster is better. But suppose it is the opposite: smaller and slower is better?’ Through her travels, interviews and self-exploration, the author reveals the importance of living in the moment, and she offers delightful recipes for living . . . tangible suggestions on how to live like the French no matter where you are.” —Kirkus Reviews



How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are Author Anne Berest
ISBN-10 9780385538664
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 288
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From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors--Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas -- unmarried but attached, with children -- have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today. Letting you in on their secrets and flaws, they also make fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit to being snobs, a bit self-centered, unpredictable but not unreliable. Bossy and opinionated, they are also tender and romantic. You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do -- but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and how they feel about children, weddings and going to the gym. And they will share their address book in Paris for where to go: At the End of the Night, for A Birthday, for a Smart Date, A Hangover, for Vintage Finds and much more. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are will make you laugh as you slip into their shoes to become bold and free and tap into your inner cool. From the Hardcover edition.



Une Femme Fran aise

Une Femme Fran  aise Author Catherine Malandrino
ISBN-10 9781250097668
Release 2017-11-14
Pages 240
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All American women aspire to have the nonchalant style and grace of French women, that je ne sais quoi that makes all of their habits seem natural and effortless. In Une Femme Française, fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, a Frenchwoman who has lived and worked in the US for thirty years, reveals French women’s secrets for an American audience. Grab a café crème and learn: - To be your own creation, not a slave to the latest fashion - What defines une femme Française: the little black dress, the boyish look, the rebel touch, and the carefree attitude - The secrets of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the avatar of American women who admire the French - Hair- and skin-care tricks from Paris It Girls - That nonchalance, more than perfume, is sexy - How to seduce anyone - Why red is a necessity - The real reason French women don't get fat: food is family



Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic Author Jennifer L. Scott
ISBN-10 9781501118746
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 288
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The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor. Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott’s Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did—from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image. This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise.



The Paris Bath and Beauty Book

The Paris Bath and Beauty Book Author Chrissy Callahan
ISBN-10 1604336706
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 240
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Discover the secrets of French beauty and embrace the art of self-care with 45 natural recipes for homemade bath and beauty products, plus dozens of style, makeup, and fashion tips inspired by the City of Light! Featuring a Foreword by Julie Levoyer, the Beauty Director at Stylist Magazine, France Style mavens, Francophiles, and lovers of natural beauty remedies behold—the ultimate collection of beauty secrets and homemade recipes for your new and improved beauty regimen! French women have long been the pinnacles of ageless beauty and effortless style, and now the secret to looking fresher, healthier, and more flawless than ever are presented in this elegant new gift book. From a brightening grape face mask to coconut oil makeup remover, the recipes included in this full-color guide make organic and chemical-free beauty solutions easier than ever. Featuring everything from French-inspired fashion advice and nutrition tips, to step-by-step makeup instructions and advice for living a balanced life (the European way!), Chrissy Callahan has collected tons of tips from the experts to make you feel beautiful and refreshed, inside and out! Stylish and sleek, The Paris Bath & Beauty Book encompasses the techniques that Parisian beauty experts have long held dear, and shares over 40 recipes and remedies for healthy hair, clear skin and shiny nails, alongside stunning illustrations and photographs.



Parisian Charm School

Parisian Charm School Author Jamie Cat Callan
ISBN-10 9781743772812
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 224
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We all know that French women don't get fat. But their famous joie de vivre comes from more than just body type. It's something anyone can master: the old-fashioned art of finding and keeping romance alive, at any age. Filled with advice and insights from Parisian women, this delightful guide shows readers how to cultivate charm and mystique in the age of Tinder and OKCupid-to find lasting romance and connection. From first impressions, lively conversation (in person!), and cultivating social finesse to embracing femininity and communicating with grace and humour, this is age-old advice that's more precious than ever in our disconnected world. For anyone who's tired of texting with strangers who don't write back, here's an inspiring guide to a better way.