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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion (4 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2080200739
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080200730
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.1 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Filz on 3 Jun 2011
Format: Paperback
I read a review of this in the weekend paper and knew I wanted to order it as soon as it was available here. I then read reviews on this site and nearly didn't bother but I am so pleased I stuck with my own initial response and ordered this delightful book.
I just love the format, the feel and the layout. For me as a busy professional and mum i like to be well informed and to dream a little. This book nourishes both these essential criteria and goes on to inspire me to go back to Paris, to be confident in my own style, age and intellect. I am just loving it!
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167 of 172 people found the following review helpful By Couch potato on 30 April 2011
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Several reviewers complain that much of the information in this book is of use only to women living in Paris. There is a reason for this: the original book was written in French, for French women living in France. This book is simply the English translation and the content has not been adapted to suit people living in the UK. Some reviewers have commented that the book contains no new ideas. There is a reason for this too: there is simply nothing new to say on this subject. Other books, and countless magazine articles, all give the same "guidance" which boils down to this: choose a few colours which suit you, choose shapes which suit you, choose a few quality timeless basics and build on them.

Anyone who is 5foot 11inches tall and has a figure like a stick insect (eg the author of this book)looks fabulous in almost anything, provided she struts her stuff with confidence, and does not need advice on style. Anyone who is 5foot 1inch and has a figure like a cottage loaf needs more help than any book can give, and certainly should not even think about the white jeans.

If you enjoy books of this type, buy it and enjoy it. But don't expect it to be life-changing.
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Bernie on 21 April 2011
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I heard the author being interviewed on radio 4 and thought the book sounded interesting My expectation was that it was all about fashion, when in fact half the book was about restaaurants, galleries and places to stay in Paris, if I had wanted these I would have bought a guide book.
The book started well with some good tips, but very much geared to the tall skinny person. Some intersting information on where to shop. She has some great ideas, such as dividing your clothing budget, spending half on good quality basic items and the other half on impulse buys. I'm definetely going to try doing this.
I think I was expecting more on how to make the most of yourself and to understand what suits you. I suspect that as a former catwalk model, she probably has never had to try too hard.
Overall the first half was good and the second half of the book might be interesting if you are planning a trip to Paris and need some suggestions on chic hotels, retaurants and galleries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C R Clark on 12 July 2013
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Like a previous reviewer, I nearly didn't buy this book after reading the reviews here on Amazon. I ummd and ahhd about it for a few months before deciding that it was worth looking at, at least. Who better to give advice than an ex-supermodel, and ex-muse of Karl Lagerfeld, who remains closely involved in the fashion business. Ines de la Fressange admits that she wrote the book because people were continuously asking for her advice.

The strategy she gives is to help find your own style and not become stagnant with it. It's not so much about the things you should have but the things to consider. Also she talks about the Parisian home and gives beauty tips. Then there is a fabulous section about shops you can visit, and places where families with small children can go to in the capital. After all, why just imagine Paris when you can go there.

I love this book, and I know it will be my life-long friend.
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53 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Brainy Janey on 21 April 2011
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I bought this after reading a very complimentary review in a newspaper. That review was misleading, this is not a book about how to dress with more style as I thought. There are some ok clothing tips but pretty basic and dull. You cannot get through life on a pair of white jeans, navy cashmere jumper and a trench coat. The majority of the book reads more like a guidebook to Paris and also to expensive boutiques in the city. Not much use to me. I'm really disappointed as the photos of the authors daughter look incredibly stylish (ok she is probably 20 years old with a wonderful figure) and enticed me to purchase this book in the hope of emulating that style. Sadly this book will not take me any closer to achieving this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dooey on 6 July 2013
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I agree with other reviewers that it is more of a guide book on Paris than anything else. We found a wonderful museum on Blvd Haussmann which we proably would never have gone to unless I had read about it in the book. It is also good for shops that you may not have ordinarily gone to. The 'fashion' part of the book is OK although I thought rather limiting in style. What works for one person may not work for another. The line that really annoyed me that Ines said that all the jewellry you needed was a wedding ring. Luckily I am very happily married but many are not and I felt some of the copy was far too simplistic and thoughtless However saying all that I found it a very entertaing read although probably not in the way that I bought it for in the first place! My daughter livied in Paris for two years and I can say that Paris is my favourite capital city in the world and we know it quite well now, but the book certainly enhanced another stay there recently.
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