For a French Woman, Less is More

For a French Woman, Less is More

(Photo source) When it comes to clothes, American women tend to think that more is better, or that more expensive is better. But that is not the case with a French woman. For her, less is more, and even inexpensive items can be, in her view, priceless. For instance, an American woman may have a Continue reading

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

(Photo Source) Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was born on this day in 1883 in Samur, France. Many people know Coco for her timeless perfume - Chanel No. 5, but did you also know that: She was raised by nuns who taught her to sew. She was given the name "Coco" while working as a singer. The name is Continue reading

Laver's Law of Fashion

Laver's Law of Fashion

(Photo source) When Scott and I went to London a few years ago, we were fortunate enough to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. I remember it was our last day in Europe and we had walked around London all day long wanting to soak in every last bit of history. We happened upon the V&A by Continue reading

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress Tops Fashion List

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress Tops Fashion List

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Legendary actress Audrey Hepburn may be gone, but her beauty and style are hardly forgotten. Much of what the world remembers of Audrey’s style is associated with what she wore on the big screen. Who could forget her simple but gorgeous dresses in Sabrina, her bright Continue reading

Decorate Like a French Girl

Decorate Like a French Girl

In her book, Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl, author Debra Ollivier reveals the many secrets of French women, including her sense of style. But Ollivier doesn’t just give insight into the French woman’s closet, she extends her knowledge of French style to decorating all Continue reading

French Passport to Pretty

French Passport to Pretty

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) French women and red lipstick are synonymous. French women have been using, even flaunting this lip shade for years – on the runways, magazines, television, and on the silver screen. The fact French women are known for bold red lips is almost cliché at this point. Continue reading

Your Sense of Style

Your Sense of Style

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Style Attitude Famous French designer Coco Chanel once said, style never goes out of fashion. As you've probably guessed from the theme of my blog, I love European styles, particularly the French style. And, as I mentioned before, French style is not only about the Continue reading

Bonjour! Start Your Day With a French Twist

Bonjour! Start Your Day With a French Twist

We can't all wake up in France, but we can add a little French joie de vivre to our mornings. Try a few of these French rituals and say Bonjour to your day! 5 Ways to Say Bonjour to the Morning 1) Enjoy a petit dejeuner - The French are known for eating light breakfasts. In fact, they consider Continue reading

Feel Like a Princess Every Day

Feel Like a Princess Every Day

I don't consider myself high-maintenance (but who does, right?) nor do I think I have princess qualities. But, every girl, at some point in time, wishes she was a princess. We want to feel special, we want to have nice things, we want to appear glamorous. Then, for most little girls, the reality of Continue reading

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

What Do French Women Know That We Don't? For decades, American women have wondered how French women can stay thin, sexy, and so incredibly chic with unbelievable ease. Now, a tell-all book by author Debra Olivier reveals these French secrets in one tasty read!  According to Olivier, it's not how Continue reading

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

For all of you who haven't heard, Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat, has a brand new book coming out!! The book, called Women, Work, & the Art of Savoir Faire, will be available on October 13, just 5 weeks away! I have read French Women Don't Get Fat, at least twice, Continue reading

British Debate – Heels or Flats?

British Debate – Heels or Flats?

As we head into the Fall season, the Westernized world is also entering into a new fashion season, which brings with it a hot debate about shoes - shoe height to be specific. According to a recent article in the London Times newspaper, heels and pumps are no longer in fashion. In Britain and in Continue reading