23 Thursday May 2013
I became a French admirer at a young age. At age 4, I began speaking French and learning about the French-speaking world from my parents, avid travelers and learners of the French language themselves. My first trip to Paris was as a preteen. Passing by the Parisian boutiques and peering into the windows taught me about fashion, about the French way of creating a look. The experience was inspiring, to see women of all shapes and sizes feeling beautiful and confident through the looks they were creating.
At times it can seem imposing: How do they do it? How can French women look effortless, glamorous, and above all—trendy—even on their worst days? While I may not be able to define the art of sophistication that exists among French women, or pinpoint the exact brands, cosmetics, or etiquette lessons that we can learn from them, what I hope to do is this: provide a few lessons that can brighten up your appearance, especially on days when you may not be feeling the most chic. Continue reading »