How To Be Parisian

How To Be Parisian Author Anne Berest
ISBN-10 9781473501881
Year 2014-09-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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How To Be Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this gorgeous, witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire. These modern Parisiennes say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. They will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and 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 vintage finds and much more. Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, How To Be Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are Author Anne Berest
ISBN-10 9780385538664
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Doubleday
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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, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are Author Anne Berest
ISBN-10 9780857982506
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House Australia
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Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty. How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. Authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas - are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, and they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, How to Be a Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can. On the style front: You don't always have to be made up, but you should always be well dressed. Your look should always have one thing left undone - the devil is in the detail. Either go all grey hair or no grey hair. Salt and pepper is for the table. Or on how to answer the phone when he finally calls: The Parisienne lets the phone ring. (She's not waiting by the phone.) She feigns surprise upon hearing his voice. (She wasn't expecting his call.) She asks if she can call him back in five minutes. (She's in the middle of something.) The thing is, she's not alone... (Et oui: you should never have kept her waiting.) What the Parisian won't let near her wardrobe: Logos. You are not a billboard. Ugg Boots. Enough said. Don't even ask. Skimpy top. Because you're not fifteen anymore. The fake designer bag. Like fake breasts, you can't fix your insecurities through forgery. The ideal man to be seen with: He's not muscular (You'd rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights) He's unshaven (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble) He's funny (Until he disappears) He's got something special (And it's not a car) There are many books on a Parisian's bookshelf: The books you claim you've read so many times that you actually believe you have. The books you read in school of which you only remember the main character's name. The books that you've been promising yourself you'll read next summer...for the past ten years. The books that you think make you cool. The books you keep for your children, just in case you ever have any. The books you own simply because you must and, taken together, form intangible proof that you are well read.

How To Be Parisian wherever you are

How To Be Parisian wherever you are Author Anne Berest
ISBN-10 9783641160654
Year 2015-06-29
Pages 272
Language de
Publisher btb Verlag
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Der Kult-Bestseller endlich auf Deutsch. Millionen Frauen überall auf der Welt wollen so sein wie sie: die Pariserin. Denn nur sie schafft es, mit Stil, Charme und beneidenswerter Lässigkeit durchs Leben zu gehen. Sie sieht immer gut aus – obwohl sie sich keine Gedanken darüber macht, was sie morgens aus dem Kleiderschrank zieht. Sie ist eine liebevolle Mutter – und fährt trotzdem auch ohne Anhang an die Côte d‘Azur. Sie stellt toujours strikte Regeln auf – nur um jede einzelne von ihnen mit Genuss zu brechen ... In How to be Parisian enthüllen vier Pariser Lifestyle-Ikonen mit viel Selbstironie und Witz den Mythos der Pariser Frau: ihre Allüren, ihre Nonchalance, ihren Style, wie sie liebt und wie sie ihre Tage und Nächte verbringt. Ihre wichtigste Lektion: Um eine echte Pariserin zu sein, kommt es nicht auf die Herkunft an – sondern allein auf die Einstellung!

Bright Lights Paris

Bright Lights Paris Author Angie Niles
ISBN-10 9781101989708
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Take a life-changing journey with a fashion insider through the neighborhoods of Paris—and become the most glamorous girl in town (without even trying). After spending much of her life mining the secrets of La Parisienne, Angie has discovered there are as many ways to be Parisian as there are arrondissements. Find out what Saint Germain women wear, where Canal Saint Martin girls shop and hang out with their friends, the décor tricks of the artistic ladies in Montmartre, and how to cook and entertain—as if you just rolled out of bed and onto the cobblestone streets of Le Marais… Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs and original fashion illustrations, as well as fabulous tips from celebrities, fashion designers, bloggers, chefs, and more!

Parisian Chic

Parisian Chic Author Sophie Gachet
ISBN-10 9782080200730
Year 2011
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
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Shares tips for style and beauty, offers advice on how to dress like a Parisian, and includes a guide to hotels and restaurants and unusual places to visit in Paris.

Parisian Chic Style Secrets

Parisian Chic Style Secrets Author Ines De La Fressange
ISBN-10 2080202278
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Flammarion-Pere Castor
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In this sequel to her New York Times best seller Parisian Chic, Ines de la Fressange offers a complete guide to mastering the secrets of Parisian style. 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 sellerParisian 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—and combine with seasonal items like costume bangles, a top in this season's on-trend color, or the right shade of lip color. In this new volume, Ines expands on what you need for every season and how—by incorporating a multitude of unforgettable French style details—you can transform yourself into a true Parisienne.

The Parisian Diet

The Parisian Diet Author Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen
ISBN-10 9782081295575
Year 2013-02-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
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France’s leading nutritionist Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen pinpoints why you struggle with weight loss diets and offers a plan for achieving your ideal weight while embracing life’s pleasures. Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, France’s most popular dietician, has helped over two million patients worldwide reach their ideal weight and stabilize long term, all while savoring healthy, balanced meals. His progressive three-step weight loss plan includes 325 easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful hints, and practical checklists to get the weight off and keep it off. Strongly opposed to "extreme" diets and the inevitable weight gain that ensues, Dr. Cohen proposes a holistic approach that addresses the physical, psychological, and cultural factors that impact our ability to control our relationship with food. Once we understand our behavior, it’s easy and rewarding to see the pounds melt away. His diet proposes food substitutions to adapt recipes to your personal preferences and allows you to indulge in the occasional craving as long as you compensate beforehand and afterwards. With Dr. Cohen’s foolproof supermarket tactics and the diet’s inherent flexibility, you’ll find it easy to continue until you reach your goal weight, losing up to 30 pounds in three months. The simple, delicious, and satisfying menus offer a wide variety of choice, and emphasize the best-practices of the French way of eating, from using fresh produce, to balancing your intake throughout the day, to the pacing of mealtimes. The Parisian Diet is not a flash-in-the pan diet, it’s a new approach to food and a way to celebrate life, helping you look and feel your best. From the Hardcover edition.

Sagan Paris 1954

Sagan  Paris 1954 Author Anne Berest
ISBN-10 9781910477151
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Gallic Books
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Before Françoise Sagan the literary icon there was Françoise Quoirez, an eighteen-year-old Parisian girl, who wrote a novel and needed a publisher for it.

Stuff Parisians Like

Stuff Parisians Like Author Olivier Magny
ISBN-10 9781101516713
Year 2011-07-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like, a tongue-in-cheek homage to Parisians. To be mistaken for a Parisian, readers must buy the newspaper Le Monde, fold it, and walk. Then sit at a café and make phone calls. Be sure to order San Pellegrino, not any other kind of fizzy water. They shouldn't be surprised when a waiter brings out two spoons after they order le moelleux au chocolat- it is understood that the dessert is too sinfully delicious not to share. Go to l'île Saint-Louis-all Parisians are irredeemably in love with that island. Feel free to boldly cross the street whenever the impulse strikes-pedestrian crosswalks are too dangerous. If they take a cruise on the Seine, they will want to stand outside, preferably with their collar popped up. If they want to decorate, may we suggest the photographs of Robert Doisneau? To truly be cool in Paris, own an iPhone, wear Converse sneakers, and order sushi. And as they stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, remember-they can't go wrong wearing black.

Parisian Views

Parisian Views Author Shelley Rice
ISBN-10 0262681072
Year 1999-07-23
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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Finalist for the 1999 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award. During the Second Empire (1852-1870), Baron Haussmann and Emperor Napoleon III reconstructed Paris into the "City of Light" we know today. The government and other public institutions commissioned many photographers—among them Charles Marville, Henri Le Secq, Edouard-Denis Baldus, and Gustave Le Gray—to record the old Parisian architecture and to document the demolition and reconstruction. In Parisian Views, Shelley Rice explores not only the literal connections between photography and the transformation of Paris but also the metaphorical ones. For like Haussmann and Napoleon III, the photographers forged a new visual image of the city. As they constructed their "views" of Paris, they imposed order on the architecture, vistas, and street life of a city-in-progress perceived from above and below, from the skies and the sewers, from the marketplace and the windows of passing trains.

Parisian Chic City Guide

Parisian Chic City Guide Author Ines De La Fressange
ISBN-10 2080202367
Year 2015-10-05
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Flammarion
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This pocket-sized book—with foldout map and ribbon page marker—includes Ines de la Fressange's favorite addresses for fashion and home goods with Parisian flair. Ines de la Fressange embodies the iconic Parisienne, combining elegance and chic effortlessly. With her fashion savvy and her inspired home interiors, Ines demonstrates an eye for the details that characterize the best in Gallic style, from wardrobe accessories to home furnishings. In this new pocket volume—the perfect accompaniment to her best-selling book Parisian Chic and its new sequelThe Secrets of Parisian Style—Ines divulges her favorite addresses culled from years of exploring boutiques big and small. For personal style, she shops for classic staples in army-navy surplus stores or unearths handcrafted statement accessories from artisanal jewelers. She knows when to splurge on her beauty regimen for a transformative spa treatment and how to score a bargain in the drugstore makeup aisle. A designer handbag is an investment with staying power, but for trendy items she opts for chain stores. For the home, Ines prefers an eclectic mix of vintage, curiosities, and daybeds stacked high with decorative mattress cushions. This book is the global resource for all things Parisienne.

How to Be French

How to Be French Author Patrick Weil
ISBN-10 9780822389477
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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How to Be French is a magisterial history of French nationality law from 1789 to the present, written by Patrick Weil, one of France’s foremost historians. First published in France in 2002, it is filled with captivating human dramas, with legal professionals, and with statesmen including La Fayette, Napoleon, Clemenceau, de Gaulle, and Chirac. France has long pioneered nationality policies. It was France that first made the parent’s nationality the child’s birthright, regardless of whether the child is born on national soil, and France has changed its nationality laws more often and more significantly than any other modern democratic nation. Focusing on the political and legal confrontations that policies governing French nationality have continually evoked and the laws that have resulted, Weil teases out the rationales of lawmakers and jurists. In so doing, he definitively separates nationality from national identity. He demonstrates that nationality laws are written not to realize lofty conceptions of the nation but to address specific issues such as the autonomy of the individual in relation to the state or a sudden decline in population. Throughout How to Be French, Weil compares French laws to those of other countries, including the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, showing how France both borrowed from and influenced other nations’ legislation. Examining moments when a racist approach to nationality policy held sway, Weil brings to light the Vichy regime’s denaturalization of thousands of citizens, primarily Jews and anti-fascist exiles, and late-twentieth-century efforts to deny North African immigrants and their children access to French nationality. He also reveals stark gender inequities in nationality policy, including the fact that until 1927 French women lost their citizenship by marrying foreign men. More than the first complete, systematic study of the evolution of French nationality policy, How to be French is a major contribution to the broader study of nationality.

Bonjour Kale

Bonjour Kale Author Kristen Beddard
ISBN-10 9781492630050
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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A memoir of love, life, and recipes from the woman who brought kale to the City of Light The story of how one expat woman left her beloved behind when she moved to France-her beloved kale, that is. Unable to find le chou kale anywhere upon moving to the City of Light with her new husband, and despite not really speaking French, Kristen Beddard launched a crusade to single-handedly bring kale to the country of croissants and cheese. Infused with Kristen's recipes and some from French chefs, big and small (including Michelin star chef Alain Passard) Bonjour Kale is a humorous, heartfelt memoir of how Kristen, kale, and France collide.

French Women Don t Get Fat

French Women Don t Get Fat Author Mireille Guiliano
ISBN-10 9781448182947
Year 2013-06-30
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Random House
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The book we've all (certainly every woman between 25 and 75) been waiting for. Classy, chic, convincing, funny, wise, well-written and very timely. It's the ultimate non-diet book, which nonetheless shows us how to eat with balance, control and above all pleasure. Chuck out all the radical diet books, think about what you eat and why, and then enjoy eating the right things (and some of the wrong ones) intelligently, and in smaller portions. Eat, like a French woman, with your head not your stomach. Guiliano, French-born and bred, gets the tone absolutely right. She succeeds in that rare high-wire act of being really serious about her subject but without taking herself too seriously; manages to encourage and inspire and amuse, without being bossy or earnest. This is a book that will make you laugh out loud and yet have you following several of her practical precepts within days - everyone who reads it becomes evangelical(French women don't go to the gym, they climb the stairs...). It combines just the right balance of memoir, wisdom, wit, delicious recipes, and French common sense.Guiliano emphasizes the virtues of freshness, variety, personal taste, enjoyment and, above all, portion control (research shows that dishes served in US restaurants are 25% larger than those served in restaurants in France!).