Every country, city and even quarter has its signature style–Japan’s Gothic Lolitas, the so-calledLondon look, New York’s Williamsburg hipsters. Their territorial tonality is not simply made up of architectural sites, museums and great city planning.
Clothing and style are in the foreground of every town or a city. However, few city styles are as timeless as those imprinted on fashion’s European capital of Paris.
And when in Paris, who wants to look like a turista?
Inès de la Fressange answers that proverbial question with the style tips and tricks she reveals within the precious pages of her big red book, Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange with Sophie Gachet (Paris: Flammarion, April 2011).
The fashion faithful may recognize de la Fressange’s name from the pages of Elle magazine, where her drawings frequently appear. The former runway model (once the face of Chanel) has launched a clothing line and is currently the brand identity consultant for Roger Vivier.
In Parisian Chic, she accesibly explores a range of topics from ‘Fashion Faux Pas at 50+’ to looking like a million Euros without suffering the ravages of bling. Moreover, de la Fressange delves into the broader subject of Parisian style via her advice on throwing dinner parties, and making your home your own cozy little château.
Perhaps most valuable to stylish travelers, both male and female, are the 70 pages of ‘Inès’ Paris’–her own personal recommendations of spots to check out while in La Ville-Lumière. What follows are some selected picks and favorite quotes from the book.
Selections From ‘Inès’ Paris’
L’Ecume des Pages
174, boulevard Saint-Germain, 6e
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 48 54 48
15, place Vendôme, 1er
Tel. +33 (01)1 43 16 16 30
15, place Dauphine, 1er
Tel. +33 (0)8 99 69 05 81
3, bis place Saint-Sulpice, 6e
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 26 04 89
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