Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781451699371
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Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A guide to enjoying a sophisticated life in the style of a modern Parisian aristocrat shares lessons gleaned by the author while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive sixteenth arrondissement, covering such topics as grooming, dressing, anddeprivation-free eating.

Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476702797
Available:
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Parisian je ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.

Lessons from Madame Chic 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Lessons from Madame Chic  20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743098318
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of LUNCH IN PARIS, a writer shares the precious secrets she learned living in a Parisian household and how to apply a little French chic to your everyday life ... Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like inside a modern, aristocratic Parisian household - or how the women of Paris always looks so impossibly and seemingly effortlessly chic? the French are notoriously secretive when it comes to their private lives but LESSONS FROM MADAME CHIC at last reveals some insider secrets behind the style and passion for life that makes the rest of us so envious. Each chapter reveals a valuable lesson the then innocent abroad author learned while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive 16th arrondissement in Paris, and includes a handy checklist of tips and musings on how to translate the lesson to your own life, and embrace the style of the fabulous Madame Chic. Learn how to cultivate an air of mystery,adopt le no makeup look with elan, hone your elegance to a 10- item wardrobe and how to recover from gaffes like pronouncing in what you though was perfect French that there were 'less condoms in French yogurt' at a dinner party, and so much more ...

At Home with Madame Chic

At Home with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476770338
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An engaging illustrated toolbox of ideas and advice for organizing, entertaining and enjoying a stylish life draws on the author's experiences as a foreign exchange student in Paris and her strategies for organizing her own family home. 60,000 first printing.

The Madame Chic Collection

The Madame Chic Collection
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 896
ISBN: 1501147668
Available:
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“For women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou…but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris” (The New York Times), Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic books—Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic—now collected in one beautiful package. As an American student living abroad, Jennifer L. Scott found a Parisian mentor in her host mother, Madame Chic, who instructed her in the fine art of living. Now, Jennifer shares her lessons in her Madame Chic series: Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic. Based on what she learned from Madame Chic, Jennifer explains how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life, teaching us to take pleasure in everyday routines, to dress presentably, perform household tasks with cheer, and how to conduct oneself both in public and in private. The Madame Chic series encourages and inspires you to live simply and passionately, no matter your age, background, or location. Like Madame Chic, everyone deserves a little Parisian je ne sais quoi.

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501118746
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor. Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott’s Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did—from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image. This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise.

Forever Chic

Forever Chic
Author: Tish Jett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847841455
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!

Connoisseur Kids

Connoisseur Kids
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1452173478
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Jennifer Scott—author of the New York Times bestselling Madame Chic series and founder of the Daily Connoisseur blog—comes this playful take on manners and being a good global citizen. Parents and younger children work together to read about a wide range of topics: communication, table manners, tidiness, thinking of others, grooming, and health. Activities, learning games, fill-in-the-blanks, letter-writing exercises, recipes (for food and for slime!), and some fun songs and rhymes help kids learn concepts and practice good behaviors. Featuring charming illustrations and go-to advice from a trusted source, this is a timely guide for raising well-mannered, neat, and gracious children for parents, grandparents, and children of reading age.

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501118739
Available:
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic reminds us about a quality that is scarce in our fast-paced, wired world: poise, it's power, and how to cultivate it"--

Lessons from Madame Chic

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer Lynn Scott
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0615552935
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Release: 2011-11-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, 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 16th arrondissement in Paris. After the lesson is revealed, she provides tips and musings on how to translate the lesson to your own life. Some of the topics explored include cultivating an air of mystery, le no makeup look, 10 item wardrobe, rejection of new materialism, the art of femininity and life as a formal affair.

French Women Don t Get Fat

French Women Don t Get Fat
Author: Mireille Guiliano
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9780307387998
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Release: 2007-12-26
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gourmand's guide to the slim life shares the principles of French gastronomy, the art of enjoying all edibles in proportion, arguing that the secret of being thin and happy lies in the ability to appreciate and balance pleasures, not in deprivation, in a guide that includes inspirational true-life stories, simple advice, and dozens of delectable recipes. Reprint.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen
Author: Andrew Bolton
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781588394125
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Release: 2011
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ma6 4-July 31, 2011.

Entre Nous

Entre Nous
Author: Debra Ollivier
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781466823693
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Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever wonder what gives French women that je ne sais quoi? At first you might think it's the elegant figure, matchless style, and mysterious allure. Then you realize those qualities don't come from just anywhere. They come from generations of women raised to cultivate an extraordinary sense of self. French women know who they are, like who they are, and excel at presenting who they are. The rest of us are often susceptible to the next fad, the new thing, the ultimate diet. We're always seeking, instead of realizing that what we already are may be just right. Rarely does an American woman feel as comfortable in her own skin as her French counterpart. And rarely does an American woman have that essentially French ability to say no---to refuse anything that doesn't suit her, whether that thing is a job, a man, or the season's latest styles. Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the French girl and the secrets of her self-possession. Why do French women always look inimitably stylish? How do they manage to sit in a café for a three-course lunch and a glass of wine...by themselves? How do they decide when they're ready to let someone become a part of their very private lives? Laced with practical tips, engaging sidebars, and essential observations about French women and their ways, Entre Nous is a delightful book that will help you take the best of all pages from the French girl's book---the page that reveals how to really enjoy life.

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t be Wrong

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t be Wrong
Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781910232132
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Release: 2014-11-12
Editor: Robson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

How to Look Expensive

How to Look Expensive
Author: Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781592407231
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Release: 2012
Editor: Avery
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The "Beauty Sleuth" from Glamour shares professional secrets about how to achieve a sophisticated and fashionable appearance on a budget, from high-quality hair coloring results from inexpensive salons to affordable do-it-yourself skin-care cocktails. Original. 50,000 first printing.

English Etiquette

English Etiquette
Author: Alena Kate Pettitt
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0995602611
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This is not another etiquette book detailing the antiquated, excruciating, and frankly confusing minefield of rules lauded by traditionalists. Let's face it, many of us will never need to know which side a snail fork should be placed at the dinner table, nor are we likely to 'take tea' with the Queen. Yet we could all do with a little help in perfecting our manners, self-confidence, and social graces for everyday living. English Etiquette details everything the English know about why etiquette matters, in a modern, understandable, and unpretentious way -- while teaching you how to cultivate a traditional and charming countenance to rival any royal. Covering topics such as gallantry and grace, common decency, lifestyle choices, the quintessential English wardrobe, and behaviour in the home, you will learn how to shoehorn a little English gentility from this practical field guide into your daily life. So pull your socks up ladies and gentlemen, pour yourself a cup of tea, and join The Darling Academy as we return to a culture of good manners, civility, and chivalry the world is longing for. A proper, polite, and graceful way of living is making a comeback. Long may it prevail."--Page 4 of cover.

Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore
Author: Terry Newman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062844194
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether it’s Cecil Beaton’s flamboyant, classically tailored suits, Frida Kahlo’s love of bright color, or Cindy Sherman’s penchant for minimalism, an artist’s attire often reflects the creative and spiritual essence of his or her work. In Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore, fashion authority Terry Newman presents more than forty fully illustrated profiles of masters whose enduring art bears an idiosyncratic stamp—and whose unique way of dress does the same through a signature look, hairstyle, or accessory—and explores the relationship between the two in detail. In that context, this colorful volume also examines the nonlinear sensibility that has always been the name of the game in what is considered modern style. It examines the dialogue between art and fashion as well as noteworthy artist and designer relationships, such as Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian Collection, primary-colored shift dresses inspired by the painter’s work, and Louis Vuitton’s numerous groundbreaking collaborations with major artists, a concept initiated by designer Marc Jacobs that not only has launched some of the fashion industry’s most successful bags, made the art of contemporary masters available to the world at large, and been copied widely ever since. Numerous compelling features—anecdotes about the artists and their work; portraits of the artists in their studios; archival photographs; select pairings of fine art and runway imagery; quotations by artists, art critics, and designers—make this a rich, engaging study for fashion and art lovers alike.

Quintessential Style

Quintessential Style
Author: Janna Beatty,Sharon White
Pages: 153
ISBN: 9781627871303
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Release: 2014-10-22
Editor: Wheatmark, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Would you like your mirror to reflect an image that makes you feel wonderful and confident - so great you can totally forget about how you look and get on with the amazing life you want to live? Quintessential Style will help you discover how to: Communicate without uttering a wordWear any colorBecome a visual shape-shifterSolve your fashion dilemmas using Sets of AccessoriesShop with confidence and purchase with convictionUse "lifestyle skincare" to balance and maintain great skinRemedy the two things that cause every woman to look olderFind an effortless personal style that enhances your self-confidence You can become your own personal stylist Join thousands of women who have been mentored by professional image consultant, Janna Beatty, on color, design, and makeup artistry. She shares thirty-plus years of knowledge and experience, so you can learn to cultivate and communicate your authentic, one-of-a-kind style.

Parisian Charm School

Parisian Charm School
Author: Jamie Cat Callan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781524704797
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Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As seen in The New York Times -- discover what French women know about embracing that irresistible joie de vivre We all know that French women don't get fat. But their famous je ne sais quoi comes from more than just body type--something anyone can master: the old-fashioned art cultivating our inner beauty, confidence, and unique personal style, at any age. From savoring the everyday beauty around you to engaging in captivating conversations, playing dress-up, hosting impromptu dinner parties under the stars, and of course mastering the art of French flirting, the lively and inspiring lessons in this “syllabus” will help you rediscover your beautiful, fierce, romantic, engaging best self—to attract the best of everything into your life. Ready to embark on the adventure of your life? Parisian Charm School is in session….

Words in a French Life

Words in a French Life
Author: Kristin Espinasse
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780743287296
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Release: 2007-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shares the author's experience as an American French major who relocated to France, married, and raised a family, in an account that shares numerous everyday French words and phrases that are unlikely to be taught in classrooms.