Thursday, October 25, 2012

Book Review: Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secret I Learned While Living In Paris by Jennifer L. Scott

Title: Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Pub Date: 11/6/2012

Source: Edelweiss

Summary from Goodreads:
Bring home the chic Parisian world of style and charm  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 the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living.

Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals a valuable secret Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage in Paris—tips you can incorporate into your own life, no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn to master the art of eating (deprive yourself not), dressing (the ten-item wardrobe), grooming (le no-makeup look), and living à la française. From entertaining with easy flair and formality to cultivating allure while living an active, modern life, Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne sais quoi into her daily life.

My review/thoughts:

This book by Jennifer L. Scott is about how to incorporate french values into your everyday life. When I was reading it, I was like I know about this and I've never been to Paris. It reinforced things my mom already told me. It's a great book for people that need a little help on style, entertaining, being organized, being positive and to always look presentable, even while asleep. My favorite part of the book was when she gave stories of when she was in Paris since I've never been. I also like the Le Recap of each chapter. This book is great for people who love French culture or want to learn more about it. The author also has her own website: The Daily Connoisseur. This book was a fabulous read. It's full of wisdom and great advice.

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