Can´t stop reading...Do you really want to know what she says?
"You don't need to be born in Paris to have Parisian style. It is an attitude, a state of mind. The Parisian follows a few golden rules, but she likes to transgress, too".
Among the golden rules, there are the Magnificent Seven, as she calls these pieces: a man´s blazer, a trench coat, a navy sweater, a tank top, a little black dress, jeans and a leather jacket."After that, it´s all a mater of composition".
"The Parisian builds her look around fabulous basics, so accesories are the key to her personal style. It doesn't matter if you're tall or small, slender or curvy. Accesories are the easiest things to adapt to your shape. And if you invest in quality accesories, you can go for more affordable clothes, nobody will notice. Accesories are all important!"
"Never wear a necklace and earrings at the same time-too much! The same goes for rings on every finger. As for accumulating bracelets,rings, watch, earrings, necklace: Non, non,non,non! Even at Christmas..."
"One maxi impact accesory with an ultra-simple silhoutte.The Parisian worships Jackie in her Onassis period: white pants, a black T-shirt, open toed sandals and oversized sunglasses. Chic, effective, and oh-so-easy to copy, right now!"
One thing I loved about the book is her writing with a fine sense of humor. I absolutely agree wih her opinion of wearing what you feel comfortable with, that´s the secret to wearing a smile with everything.
An unexpected treasure was the section of restaurants,libraries, hotels and art galleries...she even included a list of spas to visit and enjoy the city just like a true parisian.
Au revoir and merci Madame de la Fressange!