All posts tagged: french fashion

Fashion: French Woman’s Winter Guide

I regret the fact I gave away my suit jackets from the 90’s because I am seeing them back in style and that was one style I had always appreciated and wore. In keeping in line with the suit jacket or men’s jackets according to the French, here’s what the French Woman’s guide to winter wear. What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt about style? “To not try to be too sophisticated. Even if I am going to an event or a wedding, I try to just look effortless. The more effortless you look, the more chic you look.” What five things do all French women have in their wardrobe during the winter season? “A perfect sweater, a manly coat or jacket – it’s very important to mix masculine and feminine – a jumper dress (they’re so great because they are warm and cosy, but still feminine), a perfect jean and a great pair of boots.” How do you choose a winter coat? “I absolutely always buy in a bigger size. This is true for …

Fashion: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Interesting how the internet knows exactly the sort of articles to push my way, when I plan a trip abroad. But as we know it, it does happen to the best of us – in this case, since choosing my hotel in Paris, the article about How to Dress Like a French Woman popped up. And of course, I clicked on it 🙂 like a good American girl, aspiring to be all things Parisian. And I realize after reading the article, I am more French than I could have ever imagined. Less Is More… No saying could be truer when it comes to Parisian dressing. Focus on interesting shapes and textures (preferably in muted colors) and you’ll be fine—a stop at COS and & Other Stories is a must if you want to pick up a few tips about young and cool Parisian dressing. Stay away from too many embellishments and short dresses—basically anything that can be perceived as tacky. Black is the in color – Thank you Chanel It might seem boring, but French …

fashion trend: white dress, black shoes

Black and white, my favorite fashion trend and probably the best staple any woman could ask for. Check out some of my favorite pairings. Dresses 1. dolce and gabbana chiffon trimmed lace dress 1195USD 2. erdem cecile lace dress 2185USD 3. giambattista vallie jute blend dress 1670USD 4. donna karan drapped stretch jersey dress 1495USD 5. marc jacobs silk duches dress 1200USD Shoes 6. jimmy choo morgan crystal embelished suede sandals 1095USD 7. yves saint laurent candide paneled suede pump 1140USD 8. giambattista valli embelished satin peep toe sandals 1355USD 9. giambattista valli chain bow two tone satin sandals 1105USD 10.brian atwood aura polka dot calf hair sandals 1370USD 11.valentino jewelry couture satin peep toe pumps 895USD

inspirational woman over 40 – Ines de la Fressange

A woman who I have admired for a long time now, is of course a French fashion icon, Ines de la Fressange. I am not going to detail her bio on this blog entry, but will happily give you a link here  so that you can use it to get some background about her. The interesting thing is that, she became well known around the fashion world as a result of her connection to Chanel throughout most of her 20s. Anyway, she had written a book a while back titled, Parisian Chic, which I have picked up and read from cover to cover, just so I can truly understand Parisian women, their style, even more so than I already do, in order to satisfy my obsession with the French lifestyle, culture, and fashion. Of course the book validates the fact my core makeup and way of thinking and living  is French and I am very happy about that. The transition to living in France someday soon will be very easy for me. So, check out the …