Are you ready for Part 2 of the Lessons From Madame Chic book review? Here we go:
Lessons From Madame Chic: Part 2
Part 2 covers style and beauty. The French woman’s legendary style was certainly on display when we visited Paris. Sitting at a sidewalk cafe and watching the people stroll by was like watching a fashion show. My husband said the Parisians were the most beautiful people he had ever seen – including the men. It was very low-key, though. The French woman has mastered a low-key yet stylish appearance which looks effortless.
Chapter 4: Liberate Yourself With the Ten-Item Wardrobe
Jennifer L. Scott left for France with two over-stuffed suitcases full of clothes only to discover that French apartments are decidedly low on clothing space. During her stay in Paris she observed Famille Chic and how they always managed to be well-dressed with a wardrobe of approximately 10 pieces. She explains the concept of the Ten-Item Wardrobe and gives examples, as well. A small collection of clothing pieces you love and which look good on you is preferably to the usual American closet stuffed to the gills yet rendering its owner stymied every morning when trying to decide what to wear.
Chapter 5: Find Your True Style
This chapter covers how to determine your own unique style and what looks good on you. Find out what colors look good on you as well as overall style. Knowing these things makes it much easier to shop and select what to wear.
Chapter 6: Perfect Le No-Makeup Look
French women look polished and yet natural. I found it very difficult to determine whether women were wearing makeup. Even up close. French women have perfected “le no-makeup look”. The author gives rather detailed instructions regarding how to achieve this look.
Chapter 7: Take Care of Your Skin
I don’t know whether French women take care of their skin so they can pull off “le no-makeup look, or if their skin is so beautiful it would be a shame to cover it up.
Chapter 8: Look Presentable Always
I loved this section. While it’s not uncommon here in the United States to see someone in their pajamas at WalMart, The French place a lot of importance on looking presentable at all times. It’s not that difficult and who knows? this might be radical act.
Chapter 9: Practice the Art of Femininity
The final chapter is this section of the book covers that somewhat elusive quality – femininity. The typical French woman embraces her feminine charms as isn’t afraid to use them. Everything from posture to hair style can add to your feminine charm.
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Part 3 of this book review series will be on the blog next Friday so be sure to check back.
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