Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life.Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement.Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV.Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian joie de vivre, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life.While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces.Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget.Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (le no-makeup look), among other tips.From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life.Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisianje ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.
This self-published success is now an attractively packaged gift book for Francophiles determined to achieve that certain je ne sais quoi that all French women have.
Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like inside a modern, aristocratic Parisian household? The French are notoriously secretive when it comes to their private lives, but Jennifer L. Scott's Lessons from Madame Chic uncovers the very secrets and lifestyle traits that allow Parisians to live such fulfilling and passionate lives.
Each chapter reveals a valuable lesson Jennifer learned while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive sixteenth arrondissement in Paris. After the lesson is revealed, she provides tips for incorporating the lesson into your own life, no matter the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn to master the art of eating (deprive yourself not), dressing (the ten item wardrobe), grooming (voilÀ Le No-Makeup Look), and living À la franÇaise. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout, this essential guide to French style is sure to top the wish lists of would-be jet-setters and women simply looking to add a little joie de vivre to their daily lives.
Number of Pages: 283
Genre: Art, Biography + Autobiography, Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Women, French
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Street Date: November 6, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-5708