Style & Beauty
Chic- how do the french do it?
sassy · 22/08/2005 07:51
Had a weekend at Eurodisney last week and was struck by the way that the cliche about french women being 'chic' being very true. They all seemed so well turned out/put together etc. (Helped that they were usually pretty thin, but I'd be a lot thinner if I smoked 30 a day.)If you saw a scruffy, dressed for comfort person in a queue, guaranteed to be British or North European. Even the little girls looked great - my dd1 (aged 2y10) is a tomboy and looks scruffy 5 minutes after she's been dressed wth lots of care by me.
I aspire to chic!! I'm quite smart these days but would love to be truly stylish. Any ideas?!
(Frivolous thread, I know!)
MaloryTowers · 22/08/2005 08:35
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Hattie05 · 22/08/2005 08:38
Yes agree with MT no fashion culture. Its more about dressing to be different, which of course turns out classier than wearing the same skirt as every other woman in the queue
nailpolish · 22/08/2005 09:00
ooh, i love french women too. i went to paris for my honeymoon, and was on the metro one day, sitting next to a very handsome man. (dh was standing up next to me) he started chatting in french to me, and i couldnt really understand what he was saying, so i replied (in french) "i dont understand, sorry, im scottish"
he looked shocked, winked at me and said "oh my darling, i thought you were parisien, please excuse me"
ive never had a better compliment
but i think after a few days in paris it had all rubbed off on me. i had been watching the women very closely, and points i picked up were
they carry themselves very well
they buy clothes that suit their shape and age
they eat very small portions, but dont deny themselves anything (glass of wine, piece of chocolate)
they have beautiful make up and accessories
they sit in the shade
EnidfromtheVILLAGE · 22/08/2005 12:39
agree with cod
they are not stylish in brittany
whats with all the cropped burgundy hair?
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