Monday, April 4, 2011

Parisian Chic: a Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange

Written by Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet, Parisian Chic is a delightful book to have. After years of being the inspiration and Paris resource go-to girl for her many friends and fashion colleagues, Ines de la Fressange decided to put her fashion philosophy and favorite haunts in this great little book.

The eternally beautiful icon of French style shares the well-kept secrets on how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure, with specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize.

Ines's smart and funny do's and don'ts are accompanied by her own charming drawings, and fashion photography featuring her daughter Nine D'Urso who clearly has not only the perfect jeans but also the perfect genes!
In addition to fashion, Ines also shares tips for how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and her favorite shops and resources for all things chic in her home town. In short, this adorable book is a must-have for any woman who wants to add a touch of Parisian flair to her own style.

As gorgeous and gamine today, at 53, as when she first hit the runway over thirty years ago, Ines de la Fressange - the former Chanel Muse - has long been the essence of Parisian style and elegance. Her drawings have regularly appeared in Elle and she is a brand identity consultant for Roger Vivier. Sophie Gachet is a fashion journalist for French Elle.

Part 1
Dress Like a Parisian

Brilliant basics are the key to a great look! Make sure your wardrobe includes the Magnificent Seven:
a man's blazer

a trench

a little black dress

 a navy sweater, a tank top, and a leather jacket.

Spotlight on Accessories
The bag is central to every Parisian's personal style...

Golden rule
Never follow convention
Never be bland
Never neglect yourself

Courtesy Rizzoli USA
@Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Flammarion, 2011
Photographs of Nine D'Urso by Benoit Peverelli

Meet the divine Ines

Tuesday April 26, 2011
Parisian Chic
Ines de la Fressange
6:30pm-8:00pm: Reception and book signing
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017 

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