Fashion, decoration, restaurants, hotels, museums, well-being, this pocket-size book contains, like a treasure box, Ines de la Fressange’s confidential. La Parisienne book french version. Découvrez-vite! With her long-time friend Sophie Gachet, Ines de la Fressange reveals all of her Parisian secrets, addresses. Le chic Parisien selon Ines de la Fressange. Découvrez l’univers de la Parisienne, son style, son art de vivre. Retrouvez les collections de prêt-à-porter, souliers.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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. 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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Aug 29, Amy rated it it was ok. This is a macaron of a book: Although some of Ines’ ideas about style are laughable “wear a parka over a little chiffon dress” and the majority are just ho-hum every woman should have a perfect pair of jeans I don’t think I’ll be referring to it often, but it’s the kind of book This is a macaron of a book: I don’t think I’ll be referring to it often, but it’s the kind of book you leave in the guest room when your girlfriend comes for a visit.

Mar 01, Iris rated it liked it. Such is the lesson of a “style guide. Before returning this sacred anti-rule rulebook to the library, I noted the essentials, according to de la Fressange: Never dutifully belted, just thrown on.

But when the subject is as frivolous as fashion, the balm of the French ideal is truly soothing. Feb 17, writeinseattle rated it it was amazing. This gorgeously entertaining guide to Paris and Parisian Chic has been on my nightstand for a couple of months now. Ines comes with credentials–she knows her fashion, fressznge it is the charming presentation and great ideas that sell this book. Sure she’s been named to the International Best Dressed List.

In the 80’s she modeled for Chanel and was the former muse of Karl Lagerfeld. She still is seen on the runway occasionally while concentrating on the business of fashion for the Roger Vivier brand. But she is fressangr a busy working French mom.

She lives in an apartment in Paris, and loves to go to cafes and shop. And her drawings and conversational style is so welcoming and humorous. I love the advice about the Magnificent Seven items that should be in your closet. I love the advice about what she uses for makeup and perfume. And I love the large section of clothing shops, home decor shops, restaurants and hotel reviews.


If Ines tells you about a shop, she includes sections called The Style, so you know what the shop offers, and The must-have, the one item that Ines either owns or would recommend.

She also includes photos and a section called In a Nutshell, where she mentions some fact about the owner or an opinion about the products. The reviews are the largest section of the book, but I really bought it for the fashion and beauty advice. And the fashion advice is fun and inspiring.

Those seven items may be predictable, like a well-cut trench, but her ideas about the right leather jacket, the right pair of jeans and the right cashmere sweater has opened up new looks for me.

I like the idea that less is more, that the french buy quality and then wear the items over and over again. My closet is bulging with items that are not edited, not all pieces that make me feel happy, except that they are there when I haven’t done the laundry. Now I have an idea about how to go through the mess and keep the items that work for me. I am on the search for a simple black dress, as Ines has good ideas on what to wear to different types of events, and whether to pair the converse sneaker, or the ballet flat with what.

Some of these ideas are probably better on Brunettes. Dark blue sweaters, black dresses, all flatter Ines’ dark hair and olive skin. Ines promotes the Roger Vivier brand of shoes and on their website, www. Here you can see her charming personality as well as her Parisian style in action.

As she goes from store to store, you can see her wearing her style of clothing on the street. She favors a kind of boy wear. She is 5’11”, and can rock a tiny size of jeans. She favors rolling up her blouse sleeves over her jacket sleeves. I’ve tried this look with lots of success. She suggests wearing two of something, two necklaces, two scarves. I’ve tried this too. Basically, it is Parisian inspired style Lucky Magazine calls “gamine. And that’s why her book is still circulating on the top of my book reading pile.

I can look to Ines’ advice for any occasion. It truly is a little french friend to motivate and inspire. Aug 20, Dierregi rated it did not like it Shelves: I received this book as a gift and I am glad I did not buy it. As mentioned by other reviewers, perhaps two-thirds of the book are devoted to Parisian addresses where to shop, eat, drink and being seentherefore useless for anybody who does not live there – or even for people who visit only occasionally, like me.

On the positive side, the book is visually pleasing, with lots of charming drawings and plenty of photos. Some of the advice does make sense. I agree with Ines about high heels being I received this book as a gift and I am glad I did not buy it. I agree with Ines about high heels being useless at best and ridiculous on most occasions.

The vast majority of women do not know how to walk with high heels, ending up tottering and stumbling or walking with rigid legs – the opposite of chic. Other bits of wisdom can be found regularly on women’s magazines and are hardly groundbreaking: Besides, she goes on and on about what French people like and dislike, implying that the French know better – a syndrome known as “chez nous, en France”.


Anybody who visited Paris probably noticed that most French women do not look like Ines, but are as sloppy and badly mannered as the rest of us. So it looks likes Ines is failing to make proselytes of her own countrywomen. Finally, her advice is not about general “chic”but strictly about what suit her taste – which indeed is good, but not necessarily good for everybody. For instance, she likes the colour blue and trench coats.

I dislike blue and the only time I bought a trench I lived to regret it, as it does not suit my lifestyle. Besides, I dislike the array of buttons, belts and epaulettes trench coats come with. Therefore, she totally fails to expand the scope of the book into making it a real guide to chic, and what she delivers is merely a personal diary of her likes and dislikes. Jul 12, Ninja Neko rated it it was ok.

I stumbled upon this guide in the travel section of my library.

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Well, I call them tips, but it’s nothing you wouldn’t know already if you have had any interest in fashion. Proclaiming a blazer fressanhe a trench as “true Parisian style” is not exactly earth-shattering.

You can pick this up in any magazine, and hopefully the magazine will also have a slightly less biased o I stumbled upon this guide in the travel section of my library. You can pick this up in any magazine, and hopefully the magazine will also have a slightly less biased opinion.

Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de La Fressange

So, the addresses then. These were nice, especially the lunch places. Still only 2 stars I got annoyed by the author’s preppy tone so enthousiastic! And didn’t like the drawings. This book is very inspiring. I organized my rfessange closet on the high I got from it and I realized that I’d have an additional number of great outfits already in the closet with the purchase of some skinny white jeans and a navy blazer!

I love the look of Parisian style and feel that it fits my personality better than most other looks out there. I loved it that this book is wholly dedicated to one style where as other books in this genre have sections on bohemian, rock and roller, minimalist sty This book is very inspiring.

Parisian Chic: A Style Guide

I loved it that this book is wholly dedicated to one style where as other books in this genre have sections on bohemian, rock and roller, minimalist styles etc.

Over all great style advice, good tips, and rules to safeguard against inea a faux pas with the final rule being that rules are made to be broken. The photos have achievable examples and I loved the addition of favorite stores, brands, beauty products, hotels, restaurants and stuff to do with kids Cute little touch.

I really want to go to Paris. Oct 18, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: I love that effortless French girl look, and this book has decent but also annoyingly repetitive advice.