An American in Paris

An American in Paris

My first trip to Paris was in April of 2011.  Finding myself unexpectedly single, I went on a date with a charming and handsome man. On that first date, he told me he had to go to Paris on business in a couple of weeks, and would I like to go with him?  So I married...
Basic French Style

Basic French Style

What is it about French fashion that makes it so appealing and, well, French?  I would sum it up in two words – confidence and class. The French woman wears the clothes – the clothes don’t wear her. There is a classic simplicity that never goes out of style and looks...
Discovering Your Personal Style

Discovering Your Personal Style

Do you have your own style, or does your closet look like Sybil (you know, the girl who was famous for having 13 different distinct personalities)? You should be able to describe your style in a few words – edgy, vintage, casual, sporty, chic, classic, [insert...
Acquiring the French Wardrobe

Acquiring the French Wardrobe

The French woman is not known for her massive wardrobe – in fact the opposite is true. Because she knows what looks right on her, she doesn’t need to buy the 80% of items that we have in our closets and never wear. (Plus their closets are really freakin’ small!) It’s...
All Things Under

All Things Under

Think you can save a little money and cut corners on the dainties? Oh no, country mouse, oh no. The right underpinnings are essential to your physical and mental attitude. A French woman will spend as much for underwear as for outerwear. Wearing beautiful, sexy...