Lessons from Madame Chic

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

Lessons from Madame Chic
Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781451699371
Language: en
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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
Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743098318
Language: en
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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
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476770338
Language: en
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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
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
ISBN: 1501147668
Language: en
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“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
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501118746
Language: en
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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.

Sneakers

Sneakers
Author: Rodrigo Corral,Alex French,Howie Kahn
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780448494357
Language: en
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"Sneakers overdelivers."—GQ "One of this year's coolest books."—Men's Journal "The definitive story of the sneaker universe."—WSJ Magazine Featuring exclusive interviews with Virgil Abloh (Off-White), Daniel Bailey, Ronnie Fieg (Kith), DJ Clark Kent, Serena Williams, Alexander Wang, Kobe Bryant and many, many others. Through honesty, intimacy, intelligence, and swagger, Sneakers amounts to a singular rubber-soled taxonomy, a global group portrait of a culture that’s both personal and public, driven by commitment and curiosity, and sustained by our definitive cast of storytellers, historians, and artists. An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages! Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the cultural phenomenon of sneakers, now an 85-billion-dollar-a-year industry. This gift-worthy book features 320 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends, and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer Rodrigo Corral. The book’s carefully-curated list of participants takes readers to the center of the action. Edson Sabajo, owner of Amsterdam’s seminal sneaker boutique, Patta, leads a sneaker hunt that starts in the back-alleys of Philadelphia and ends in the Middle East. Jeff Staple, designer of a pair of sneakers that resells for $6000, recalls the sneaker riot his design kicked off on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2005. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Ronnie Fieg explains the collaborative magic of KITH. Adidas’s Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike’s legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. And much, much more. From its arresting cover design and thought-provoking interiors to the unprecedented depth of its first-person accounts, Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion.

Forever Chic

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

Entre Nous

Entre Nous
Author: Debra Ollivier
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781466823693
Language: en
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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,Julie Barlow
Release: 2003-05
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781402230578
Language: en
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"Sixty Million Frenchmen does its job marvelously well. After reading it, you may still think the French are arrogant, aloof, and high-handed, but you will know why." --Wall Street Journal

Gospel According to Coco Chanel

Gospel According to Coco Chanel
Author: Karen Karbo
Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780762774852
Language: en
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NOW IN PAPERBACK! A modern look at the life of a fashion icon—with practical life lessons for women of all ages Delving into the extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of self-help book, exploring Chanel's philosophy on a range of universal themes—from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.

Hell and Gone

Hell and Gone
Author: Sam Wiebe
Release: 2021-10-23
Editor: Harbour Publishing
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781550179644
Language: en
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A captivating new thriller in the Wakeland detective series that explores the depths of Vancouver’s criminal underworld. Caught between the grimy and glittering sides of Vancouver’s streets, private investigator Dave Wakeland tries to keep his head down at the elite security firm he owns with partner Jeff Chen. But when masked men and women storm an ordinary-looking office building in Chinatown, leaving a trail of carnage, Wakeland finds himself caught up in a mystery that won’t let him go, as hard as he tries to elude it. The police have a vested interest in finding the shooters, and so does the leader of the Exiles motorcycle gang. Both want Wakeland’s help. The deeper he investigates, the more connections he uncovers: to a reclusive millionaire with ties to organized crime, an international security company with a sinister reputation, and a high-ranking police officer who seems to have a personal connection to the case. When the shooters themselves start turning up dead, Wakeland realizes the only way to guarantee his own safety, and that of the people he loves, is by finding out who hired the shooters and why. What Wakeland uncovers are secrets no one wants known—a botched undercover operation, an ambitious gangster and a double-crossing killer who used the shooting to cover up another crime. With a setup like this, anything can go wrong, and does. Skill and luck are needed for Wakeland and Chen to emerge with the killers, the money and their own lives.

The Jane Austen Diet

The Jane Austen Diet
Author: Bryan Kozlowski
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Turner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1684422124
Language: en
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What can Jane Austen teach us about health? Prepare to have your bonnet blown... From the food secrets of Pride and Prejudice to the fitness strategies of Sense and Sensibility, there's a modern health code hidden in the world's most popular romances. Join Bryan Kozlowski as he unlocks this "health and happiness" manifesto straight from Jane Austen's pen, revealing why her prescriptions for achieving total body "bloom" still matter in the 21st century. Whether that's learning how to eat like Lizzie Bennet, exercise like Emma Woodhouse, or think like Elinor Dashwood, explore how Austen's timeless body beliefs are more relevant, refreshing, and scientifically sensible now than ever before. After all, it's still a truth universally acknowledged - Jane Austen's heroines don't get fat.

How to Look Expensive

How to Look Expensive
Author: Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101591765
Language: en
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Glamour's "Beauty Sleuth" reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end—in any economy. Andrea Pomerantz Lustig has spent twenty years as a beauty editor, and her contact list is packed with the names of the most exclusive stylists in the business.In How to Look Expensive, she combines her own experience with highly coveted secrets she's learned from the experts to help readers achieve buttery highlights, luminous skin, flawless makeup, and more, all on a budget. Delivering red-carpet looks without putting readers in the red, tips include: • How to get expensive-looking hair color at an inexpensive salon • Superluxe DIY skincare cocktails for less than $20 • The cheap cosmetic secrets of expensive makeup artists • Tips for princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget • “Work Your Beauty Budget” sections that help you make the most of every dollar With How to Look Expensive, every woman can afford to get gold-card gorgeous, and reap the self-confidence that comes with it.

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful
Author: Bobbi Brown
Release: 2012-09-26
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780811877046
Language: en
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Features step-by-step instructions for achieving different looks with makeup, revealing secrets for accentuating the eyes, lips, and brows based on a person's unique beauty type, and offers makeover ideas and product recommendations.

French Women Don t Get Fat

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

Women Work and the Art of Savoir Faire

Women  Work  and the Art of Savoir Faire
Author: Mireille Guiliano
Release: 2009-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781847378460
Language: en
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This is a book about life, how to make the most of it, how to find your balance when you are working long days and trying to be happy and fulfilled. Mireille Guiliano has written the kind of book she wishes she had been given when starting out in the business world and had at hand along the way.She draws on her own experiences at the forefront of women in business to offer lessons, stories, helpful hints - and even recipes! - that can make the working world a happier and more satisfying part of a well-balanced life. Mireille talks about style, communication skills, risk taking, leadership, etiquette, mentoring, personal relationships and much more, all from a perspective of three decades in business. This book is about helping women (and a few men, peut-etre) feel good about themselves, being challenged and engaged in our working lives, and always looking for pleasure in every single day.

Modern Etiquette Made Easy

Modern Etiquette Made Easy
Author: Myka Meier
Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781510747784
Language: en
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“[Myka] spills the secrets used at both The Plaza Hotel and Buckingham Palace that will help you look and feel instantly more polished.” —The Glam Pad Myka Meier learned formal etiquette while training under a former member of the Queen of England’s household. Now, in her debut book, the founder of The Plaza Hotel’s Finishing Program breaks it down into five easy steps to help you feel 100 percent confident in the areas of social, dining, business, and networking etiquette. In this refreshingly entertaining etiquette guide, Myka combines her passion for etiquette and love of humor to share tips that are sure to give you a competitive edge in both your social and professional life. Through easy-to-follow chapters and relatable lessons, you’ll learn how to: Create the best first impression Become the most coveted party guest Network like a pro Practice good table manners And much, much more! Perfect for everyone who’s ever gone for the cheek kiss as the new acquaintance offered a handshake, or hobbled home from a networking event in stilettos. Fitting for messy-bun millennials who find themselves suddenly adulting without a clue, or mid-career professionals hoping to revamp their image. Or really, for anyone at all—at the end of the day, we could all use some more respect and kindness, and Modern Etiquette Made Easy offers advice and insight like a friend. Pinkies down! “An optimal choice for readers looking to add that finishing touch to their own grace and style.” —Library Journal

Parisian Chic

Parisian Chic
Author: Ines de la Fressange,Sophie Gachet
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9782080200730
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. Inès de la Fressange—France’s icon of chic—shares her personal tips for living with style and charm, gleaned from decades in the fashion industry. She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize. Her step-by-step do’s and don’ts are accompanied by fashion photography, and the book is personalized with her charming drawings. Inès also shares how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and how to insert your signature style into any space—even the office. The ultrachic volume is wrapped with a three-quarter-height removable jacket and features offset aquarelle paper and a ribbon page marker. Complete with her favorite addresses for finding the ultimate fashion and decorating items, this is a must-have for any woman who wants to add a touch of Paris to her own style.

Parisian Chic Look Book

Parisian Chic Look Book
Author: Ines de la Fressange,Sophie Gachet
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9782081519527
Language: en
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A brand-new book of fashion secrets by New York Times best-selling author, model, and Parisienne extraordinaire, Ines de la Fressange. Ines de la Fressange's personal style is chic yet relaxed in every situation. While a navy-and-white-striped nautical top with slim, cropped jeans and flats is a classic French look, it's harder to pinpoint how Parisians unfailingly blend elegance and allure with such ease. In this sequel to her best seller Parisian Chic, the world's favorite style icon demonstrates how to achieve her quintessentially Parisian look throughout the year. Her style secrets start with the building blocks of wardrobe staples--an LBD that can be dressed up or down, timeless riding boots you'll wear for a lifetime, or the perfect pair of jeans--which she combines with panache to suit every situation, adding seasonal items like costume bangles, a top in this season's on-trend color, or the right shade of lip color.