Friday, March 23, 2007
Oui Oui Paris!
(Clockwise from Left: Beret (@ berets.com for $7), Paris Necklace (@Forever 21 for $5), J'aime Paris shirt (@ Urban Outfitters for $24), Maven Top (@ Forever 21 for $18), Bonjour Necklace (@ Alex & Chloe for 46), Graphite Turtleneck (@ Old Navy for $10), Entre Nous Book (@ Amazon for $11)
Today's spotlight is on Parisian inspired style, always elgant, classy and simplistic. The style there is exquisite and it is obviously one of the fashion capital's of the world; the birthplace of haute couture and Coco Chanel. I've found a lot of cute French inspired accessories and clothing for s/s 2007. For graduation my mom is taking me on a tour of Europe and Paris is one of the stops on our trip and one of the places i'm most anxious to visit.
Does anyone know of any must-see sights/stores I need to see while i'm there?
This book, Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding her Inner French Girl, looks like something I might want to read over spring break. Here's the review for it: (amazon.com)
From Publishers Weekly: Most American women would agree that those Frenchies have something going on. La Femme Nikita, Catherine Deneuve, even Audrey Tatou of Amélie fame-they all possess a certain je ne sais quoi. In this cutesy pick-me-up of a book, Ollivier-an American married to a Frenchman-insists that you, too, can be glamorous, mythic and mysterious; "a star in the pantheon of feminine beauty and strength." How can American gals tap into their inner Frenchness? Ollivier lays down the law, interspersing her must-dos with sidebars detailing, for example, legendary French ladies from Josephine Bonaparte to Coco Chanel. Among Ollivier's tips: for loungewear, think silk mou-mous or padded zebra-skin mules, not baggy sweat pants; toss the Equal and use regular sugar in your coffee; and go ahead and gossip, but be discreet. Stereotypical? Peut-être. But Ollivier's overall advice-seek beauty everywhere; accept character flaws; don't rush to define a romantic relationship-goes far beyond the realm of France and its women, and is evident in smart women the world over.
Au Revoir my loves!
P.S. also, if anyone has a StyleDiary please leave a link, i love to check out other fashionistas' style!