Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de La FressangeCelebrity model Ines de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. Ines 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. Ines 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.
An It girl at 61, Ines de la Fressange on dressing for your age
The former muse to Karl Lagerfeld , beloved for her effortless French style, is currently busy promoting her new Rizzoli book out this month co-written with Sophie Gachet , Parisian Chic City Guide. Here, de la Fressange shares a few more pages from her style notes with us, from her favorite French outposts in NYC to her style pet peeves. Define your style in three words: Casual, mixed, and boyish. Define your new book in three words: Eclectic, honest, and happy. Daily uniform: Navy blue jacket, off-white jeans, and low boots. Favorite items in your wardrobe: A navy blue cashmere sweater — it fits all kind of situations and gives a good face. Preferred footwear: A pair of velvet loafers from Roger Vivier with embroideries, they often save my looks that are underdressed.
Fashion Insiders. Text: Jolene Khor Buro. The most frequently amulated must be the French. De la Fressange, fashion designer and style icon, is an individual whose spirit cannot be captured with words, her style inherently inimitable. Because, the answer to what makes those Roger Vivier shoes she walk in so covetable, the reason her Uniqlo sweater looks better tenfold, is not in the physical components of the products. Their success outsourced, their secret ingredient, her — her essence, the wit, that breezy laugh.
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That's simply untrue. You are never too old and you should never lose interest in what's new now. I like to share the things I have tried and learnt in my life. She is still bemused that women turn to her "moi! She can pick and choose her projects. The latest, fronting a female-focused initiative for a hotel chain, caught her attention because she's sick of staying in hotel rooms designed for businessmen. Italian women are interested in looking sexy, American women want to look rich, but for us less is more.
Think tomboyish staples and simple, easy fixes for everyday occasions. We chatted with Fressange about her biggest fashion faux pas, her philosophy on makeup, and the most challenging event she ever had to dress for. If you had to choose a few pieces in your wardrobe that you've had and worn for the longest period of time, which would they be? White jeans because they are nice with sandals or boots — in summer or winter — day and evening. A navy blue coat, because it can be sophisticated, rock, chic, or casual and it suits everybody. Also a pale blue cotton shirt, because everyone looks very kind in one! You list 20 fashion faux pas in the book.