(all pictures are from Pinterest)
When it comes to French Chic and how to get it, I’m somehow amazed of how simple it seems to get it when you read some posts, books or trendy web magazines…
Like « Wearing black anything », « Wearing a striped t-shirt, a pair of ballerinas and a beret« , « Stop washing your hair too often and don’t overdo it »… « Don’t eat pastries but smoke cigarettes instead! »…
Well, well, is it so ridiculously clichés?
These articles are often written by non-native journalists or bloggers who spend few days vacations in Paris… Well, I’m sorry to say, it takes more than a visit to catch a new cultural background…
Clichés are so easy to spread… it’s always easier to go to simplification.
As a French woman, I’d like to contribute to demystifying the so call « French women style »…
It’s a fact that French women (often but not always) look stylish and chic. But of course, you don’t need to be born in Paris to look stylish too!
A lot of women from all over the world have just an amazing style. Here in France, we are huge fans of Italian colored fashion, NYC street style or creative mix and match London style…
Then, all French women, of course, don’t have spontaneously the sense, the taste (or just the desire) to look stylish!
The thing is that most of all (French women) have been taught about. Our mother, our grandmother, an aunt or a cousin… we all have been educated by an older woman who knew how to get dressed « chic ».
Is it because since Marie-Antoinette and the microcosm of « La cour de Versailles », being stylish and fashionable was a synonym of elegance? Dressing chic became a kind of French « national sport »!
Is it because we have the great chance to live under the influence of high range designers as Gabrielle Chanel, Madame Lanvin, Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, André Courrèges, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Albert Elbaz… (ok, ok, I stop name dropping!!)
All I want to explain here is that dressing chic isn’t that simple… Either, it can look like « too hardly tried » or boring and »too classic ». It might result to add you 10 years old more…
That’s why I edited a « Dress Chic like you live in Paris » Program
This training program is for you if:
– You admire the simplicity and elegance of French dressing. It seems that achieving that look should be easy but you have not been successful yet. You don’t know how to do it for yourself.
– You’d like to dress chic but you don’t want to break the bank
– You want to emphasize your best points but you don’t know how to
– You want to upgrade your style but you don’t want to look dressy or « over the top »
– You want to dress elegant but you don’t want to look like 10 years more
– You are over 50 and you want to dress your age: you don’t want to look either old-fashioned nor like an old teenager…
– You want to dress stylish while comfortable
– You have a round silhouette and you don’t know how to deal with it
– You want to be more organized in your wardrobe
– You want to feel more confident in your allure
– You’re getting older and you still want to look attractive. You don’t want to look dowdy
– You want to optimize a small closet with maximum outfit options
– You want to be elegant even with a limited budget
– You want to stop buying clothes, shoes or bags that you never wear…
Do you know any school that teaches that? I don’t.
Can you always trust your mom? Your best friends? Do they have specific skills in that field?
Can you trust fashion magazines? Fashion bloggers that keep posting their dream life and their best outfits on the net? Well, I guess not. They are just talking about what is trendy or fashionable. But that won’t help you finding what is the best for you…
And last, can you trust the sell person when you’re trying something in the store? I will say: no!
If you’re reading this blog, I guess it’s because you like the simple elegance of French dressing.
How can I help you?
I’m French and was raised in Paris in a cool artistic atmosphere. Since my very young years, my parents educated me to be curious and inspired by artists and designers. This artistic environment certainly gave me taste and interest for Arts, design, and fashion.
But just like you, I didn’t always know what to wear, and what was the best for me…
Hopefully thanks to my mother, a Parisian model in the Sixties, years after years I learned a lot about style and how to dress simply but elegantly.
Then working as a project manager in a Communication agency, I evolved in a fashionable environment and developed more dressing skills reading stylists books and chasing unknown new labels and brands.
Traveling in different countries, I realized that dressing properly wasn’t such an obvious matter everywhere. That’s why I started blogging, writing clothing tips and advice in EtVoila!
With thousands of followers today, I really enjoy helping women from all over the world.
Still, reading the different e-mails and comments you send me, I felt that you expected something more exhaustive, more detailed. Something that matches your specific body type, your age or your lifestyle.
That’s why I set up this whole Training Program.
Here is what you’ll learn in this workshop:
1/ Learn to look at you in the right way
Why are clothes so important anyway? Do you know how to play with optical illusions?
Do you know your morphology, your vertical figure? Look with a new fresh eye what really is your silhouette.
As French women do, start learning what is your good points and how to hide your worst assets.
You will learn what are the good questions you need to think about. About your habits, your lifestyle, your age…
All kind of questions that will help you buying the perfect clothes you really need.
2/ What are French women secrets? How can they help you?
Do you really know what French Chic is all about?
What French women do or don’t?
What really makes the difference?
Why are they admired for their simple elegance?
What are French women clothes best friends?
You will learn all about it and how these clothes can help you too.
3/ Easily transform your wardrobe to look at your best!
Learn how to put together wardrobe to save time.
How to build your own style.
Design your perfect wardrobe with personal uniforms and Signature outfits.
How to add the right accessories for you.
Learn about the colors that flatter your skin tone and the color of your hair.
Know how to dress your age.
And discover what are the 10 Commandments of a quality garment.
I recently received this comment sent by Naomi (you can check it at the end of this post)
I couldn’t dream of a clever review of the Training Program…
The Training Program is an e-book created in PDF format, so you can save it to your own computer or print it using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. You can download the Adobe Reader at the same time you download the ebook
Step by step, you’ll get to understand what is preventing you from achieving a French look, how to adapt it to your body shape, what to wear and how to wear it, how optimizing your closet with maximum outfits options. And many other pieces of advice that I learned from my own experience since my early years in Paris.