Ines de la Fressange, always one step ahead, shares the secrets for embodying her new style of Parisian chic.
In the decade since Ines de la Fressange wrote Parisian Chic, divulging style and shopping secrets for Francophiles and fashion lovers everywhere, readers continue to turn to her New York Times best seller – published in seventeen languages – for inspiration. Even so, she decided it’s time for a makeover. She updated her shoes and added new wardrobe staples, but she has also changed her attitude about fashion and beauty in an age where less really can be more.
Some of the core tips and addresses from the original book remain timeless, but Ines now shares her insights on how to be fashionable and eco-conscious, how to curate your closet, and how to update her signature Parisian style.
Completely revised and vastly augmented, this new book includes style “equations” that make dressing for every occasion as easy as 1 + 2 + 3, and an expanded section on accessories – brand new shoes and handbags, but also hats, scarves, belts, and glasses. Her favorite beauty products have shifted from the cosmetics counter to the kitchen, where she provides recipes for hair and skin care that are 100% organic. She debunks the myth of the so-called French manicure, and instead offers five pointers for becoming chic right down to your fingertips. She even shares insight on the French diet, which does include pastries, but market fresh vegetables, too! And if you’re looking for the perfect gift, use her guide that’s filled with oh-lÃ -lÃ ideas.
A fresh take on this classic style, Parisian Chic Encore is essential reading for fashion lovers and Francophiles who want to get into step with the modern Parisienne.