From four French women known to be among the most beautiful people in Paris comes a fresh and spirited take on what it means to be a Parisienne. Drawing from their deep knowledge of French culture and scene-setting with personal experiences from Paris, Anne Berest and Maud Berthollet, Marie Derer and Alexandra Leclercq share their secrets on how to be a stylish city dweller no matter where you are: how to dress for every occasion, make the perfect meal at home, entertain guests like a pro, flatter your partner, travel easily in style whether by foot or car, find the best art and culture in your backyard or abroad-whether you’re in Provence or upstate New York.
Exclusive and original, this is the most candid and entertaining exploration of Parisienne’s lifestyle in years. From the best-selling author behind Parisian Chic comes the first-ever book on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun, and attempt—heroically—to behave themselves.
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are reveals, for the first time, a secret world of women unbound by convention and undaunted by risk. Their enthusiasm for life makes them true adventurers and risk-takers. From their unique perspective, they share their love of fashion with colorful illustrations of iconic Parisian figures, including Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, and Catherine Deneuve, their favorite places in Paris, and recipes that are inspired by chefs they know well.
About How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are Book
From four stunning and accomplished French women–at last–a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.
In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors–Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas–unmarried but attached, with children–have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today. Letting you in on their secrets and flaws, they also make fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit to being snobs, a bit self-centered, unpredictable but not unreliable. Bossy and opinionated, they are also tender and romantic.
You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do — but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and how they feel about children, weddings and going to the gym. And they will share their address book in Paris for where to go: At the End of the Night, for A Birthday, for a Smart Date, for a A Hangover, for Vintage Finds and much more.
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are will make you laugh as you slip into their shoes to become bold and free and tap into your inner cool.