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Lessons From Madame Chic

20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
Scott, Jennifer L. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When Jennifer Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand Sixteenth Arrondissement apartment as a foreign exchange student, she was greeted by the woman who would become her mentor and the inspiration for the way she lived long after her time abroad was over. Madame Chic took the casual California teenager under her wing, revealing the secrets of how to French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne said quoi into her daily life.
Authors: Scott, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn)
Title: Lessons from Madame Chic
20 stylish secrets I learned while living in Paris
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Characteristics: xiv, 283 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.
Contents: Diet and exercise. Snacking is not so chic ; Deprive yourself not ; Exercise is a part of life, not a chore
Style and beauty. Liberate yourself with the ten-item wardrobe ; Find your true style ; Perfect Le No-makeup look ; Take care of your skin ; Look presentable always ; Practice the art of femininity
How to live well. Always use the best things you have ; Live life as a formal affair ; Clutter is so not chic ; Seek out the arts ; Cultivate an air of mystery ; Practice the art of entertaining ; Reject the new materialism ; Cultivate your mind ; Find simple pleasures ; Value quality above all - Live a passionate life.
Summary: When Jennifer Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand Sixteenth Arrondissement apartment as a foreign exchange student, she was greeted by the woman who would become her mentor and the inspiration for the way she lived long after her time abroad was over. Madame Chic took the casual California teenager under her wing, revealing the secrets of how to French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne said quoi into her daily life.
Local Note: 15 53 60 62 118 133 143 148 149 151 152 167 172 173 193 198 203 210 211 216 244 245 262
ISBN: 1476702799
9781476702797
1451699379
9781451699371
Statement of Responsibility: Jennifer L. Scott
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-279).
Subject Headings: Paris (France) Civilization. Paris (France) Social life and customs. French Social life and customs. Women France Paris Social life and customs. Home economics. Fashion. Charm.
Topical Term: French
Women
Home economics.
Fashion.
Charm.
LCCN: 2012017494
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Feb 02, 2014
  • kay_g_93 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, easy read. Perfect for a vacation or something light before bed. She covers all the basics from Parisian fitness, fashion, food and beyond. Great little tips to be picked up or considered. I plan to put it on my book shelf for quick referral when I'm need of a 'Madame Chic' shake.

Jun 27, 2013
  • JensieCrazyCatLady rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Easy read and funny too. Some of the advice needs to be taken with a grain of salt. I agree with another comment that says some of the advice is a bit pretentious.

Lessons within that could benefit many a North American. Although the author is likely about three decades my junior, it is enlightening to see how she has learned and appreciated the European way...live with less, reject the New Materialism and be mindful and appreciative of quality over quantity. A quick read but nice little book.

I generally agree w. the author. However, I found this bk to be a little pretentious & privileged in a bad, upper-middle-class way, & possibly a self-published bk before it was picked up by a major publisher.

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