Lessons from Madame Chic

20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702799

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life. Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement. Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV. Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian joie de vivre, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life. While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces. Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (le no-makeup look), among other tips. From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life. Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisian je ne sais quoi in her own arrondissement.

Lessons from Madame Chic

20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451699379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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A guide to enjoying a sophisticated life in the style of a modern Parisian aristocrat shares lessons gleaned by the author while living behind Famille Chic's doors in the exclusive sixteenth arrondissement, covering such topics as grooming, dressing, anddeprivation-free eating.

The Madame Chic Collection

Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501147661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 896

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“For women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou…but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris” (The New York Times), Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic books—Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic—now collected in one beautiful package. As an American student living abroad, Jennifer L. Scott found a Parisian mentor in her host mother, Madame Chic, who instructed her in the fine art of living. Now, Jennifer shares her lessons in her Madame Chic series: Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic. Based on what she learned from Madame Chic, Jennifer explains how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life, teaching us to take pleasure in everyday routines, to dress presentably, perform household tasks with cheer, and how to conduct oneself both in public and in private. The Madame Chic series encourages and inspires you to live simply and passionately, no matter your age, background, or location. Like Madame Chic, everyone deserves a little Parisian je ne sais quoi.

At Home with Madame Chic

Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476770336

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

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An engaging illustrated toolbox of ideas and advice for organizing, entertaining and enjoying a stylish life draws on the author's experiences as a foreign exchange student in Paris and her strategies for organizing her own family home. 60,000 first printing.

Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Lessons in Everyday Elegance

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501118730

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9346

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"The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic reminds us about a quality that is scarce in our fast-paced, wired world: poise, it's power, and how to cultivate it"--

Forever Chic

Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance

Author: Tish Jett

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847841499

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

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An American-born journalist and blogger draws on her years while living in France to counsel middle-aged women on how to emulate French style for graceful aging, providing coverage of such topics as clothing, diet and beauty care while explaining how to enhance best features and hide secret flaws.

Quicklet on Jennifer L. Scott's Lessons From Madame Chic (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary)

Author: Evelyn Dumonte

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614641560

Category: Study Aids

Page: 39

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ABOUT THE BOOK I learned many lessons from my time in Paris, but the most profound lesson I learned was to lead a life of passion. Every detail of life can become exceptional if you allow it to be so. You hold the key. When filled with laughter, friendship, art, intellectual endeavors and a certain verve life can be extraordinary. You should know, this book is a quick read. Before you can really settle in to figure out whether you disagree with it or love it, you’re at acknowledgments and find yourself thoroughly entertained. At a modest 146 pages, this work is more reminiscent of a lighthearted diary than a manual tightly packed with style tips. It is no surprise then that the book originated as a blog entry on The Daily Connoisseur, Jennifer L. Scott’s beauty and lifestyle blog. A crossover between a memoir, a humor column, and fly-on-the-wall reporting, Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, successfully provides solutions on how to incorporate the best of Parisian wisdom into our daily lives. As a University of Southern California student with understanding parents (read: who agreed to pay for the trip) and a personal sense of adventure (read: a very limited grasp of the French language), Jennifer L. Scott decides to take a semester abroad to expand her cultural horizons beyond California’s laid-back attitude. Her time spent in Paris teaches her that a little formality in our daily lives can reignite pleasure in performing even the simplest of tasks (i.e. having meals at the same time every day or dressing appropriately for bed every night). MEET THE AUTHOR Evelyn Dumonte hails from a very tiny country of Estonia...you'll find her traveling, reading, participating in general "debauchery", and making new friends. She has several degrees and some accolades but she'd much rather tell you about the time she smuggled a kitten on an airplane out of Russia. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The third part of the book, How to Live Well, engages the reader in a more introspected discussion of what lessons the author took away from her semester abroad. Scott encourages the audience to live every day as if it is special, in a formal yet festive way. She also harbors on the fact that intellect means far more in the French culture than physical beauty and, in order to keep one’s mind sharp, we must always seek out knowledge through the acts of reading, going to museums, exploring cultures through travel, enjoying foreign cinema, and sharing our experiences with friends and family through entertaining at home. Due to the book’s unconventional use of narrative, it is better read in chapters, rather than in one sitting. The prose is wonderfully written, if at times giving away the fact that this is the author’s first major work. Most importantly, throughout the entire manuscript, Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris urges us to Live Passionately – a relevant advice across personal and geographical borders... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Thirty Chic Days

Practical Inspiration for a Beautiful Life

Author: Fiona Ferris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523670031

Category:

Page: 308

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Is it possible to live a chic and elegant life if you don't live in Paris, or even France? Instead of daydreaming about running away to the City of Light, 'Thirty Chic Days' invites you to put on your French-tinted sunglasses and view your everyday through an enchanting and motivating filter. Inside this book you will find thirty chapters (or 'days') full of joie de vivre sharing fun and exciting ways to bring your ideal chic life into being. 'Thirty Chic Days' is a warm, encouraging and fanciful guide on living a simple and beautiful French-inspired life. Enjoy dozens of delicious no-cost ideas and feel inspired to uplevel yourself and your surroundings in an effortless and enjoyable way. Through her popular blog howtobechic.com author Fiona Ferris provides thousands of women from all around the world with tools and inspiration to elevate the everyday from mundane to magical. Contents: Day 1 Have a Paris state of mind Day 2 Eat real food Day 3 Bathe yourself in mystique Day 4 Make up your eyes Day 5 Create and guard your secret garden Day 6 Be your own French aunt Day 7 Honour your body with chic movement Day 8 Be beautifully positive Day 9 Support your signature charity Day 10 Simplify your life for abundance Day 11 Adopt a low-drama way of being Day 12 Curate your wardrobe like it is your own bijou boutique Day 13 Indulge in your femininity Day 14 Design the life of your dreams Day 15 Cultivate serenity and calmness in your life Day 16 Create a sanctuary at home Day 17 Take exquisite care of your grooming Day 18 Little and often Day 19 Socialise in a relaxed manner Day 20 Be your own chef Day 21 Inspire yourself Day 22 Build rest and repose into your daily routine Day 23 Be financially chic Day 24 Live a life of luxury Day 25 Collect contentment in petite measures Day 26 Make every day magical Day 27 Embrace creativity and enjoy the benefits Day 28 Think of your home as if it were a boutique hotel Day 29 Walk your errands Day 30 Immerse yourself in sensuous beauty Bonus Day Take inspired action If you enjoyed Jennifer L. Scott's 'Lessons from Madame Chic', Tish Jett's 'Forever Chic' or Shannon Ables' 'Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life', you will love 'Thirty Chic Days'!

Women, Work, and the Art of Savoir Faire

Business Sense & Sensibility

Author: Mireille Guiliano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378463

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5708

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This is a book about life, how to make the most of it, how to find your balance when you are working long days and trying to be happy and fulfilled. Mireille Guiliano has written the kind of book she wishes she had been given when starting out in the business world and had at hand along the way.She draws on her own experiences at the forefront of women in business to offer lessons, stories, helpful hints - and even recipes! - that can make the working world a happier and more satisfying part of a well-balanced life. Mireille talks about style, communication skills, risk taking, leadership, etiquette, mentoring, personal relationships and much more, all from a perspective of three decades in business. This book is about helping women (and a few men, peut-etre) feel good about themselves, being challenged and engaged in our working lives, and always looking for pleasure in every single day.

Two Lipsticks and a Lover

Author: Helena Frith Powell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099504251

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 277

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Why is it that French women look just as glamorous in a T-shirt and pair of jeans as in a sleek designer dress? How do they look sexy, chic and timelessly elegant from eighteen to eighty? Pencil-thin, stylishly dressed and, always, impeccably groomed? In search of answers, travel and lifestyle journalist Helena Frith Powell goes behind the scenes to investigate the famous French je ne sais quoi. Talking to fashion gurus, beauty experts and It Girls, professional seducers, lingerie designers and personal shoppers, she discovers a whole new world: indispensable wardrobe and beauty secrets; shopping done the right way and exercise routines promising lasting success; advice on sex toys, family life, relationships and clandestine affaires. French women, Helena realises, achieve maximum effect with the least amount of effort. And with the help of a few little secrets, you too can become impossibly French ...

Bonjour, Happiness!

Secrets to Finding Your Joie de Vivre

Author: Jamie Cat Callan

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806534974

Category: Self-Help

Page: 241

View: 1291

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Inspired by her French grandmother, author Jamie Cat Callan shows women how to stop chasing perfection—and start finding joy in life. As a young girl, Jamie Cat Callan was fascinated by her French grandmére. Though she had little money, Jamie’s grandmother ate well, dressed well, and took joy in simple, everyday pleasures. As Jamie journeyed through France as an adult, she gained more insight into the differences between les femme Française et Americaine. French women—whether doctors, shop owners, or housewives—don’t worry about being thin enough, young enough, or accomplished enough. They age gracefully and celebrate their bodies. They know how to balance their lives—to love food without overeating; to work hard, but not too hard; to relish friends and family and still make time for themselves. Now Jamie draws on everything French women have taught her and shows you how to: Buy and consume less—and enjoy more Look like a million bucks for just a few francs Find time to be alone Flirt à la française Rediscover your own mystery Perfection isn’t attainable, but happiness is. And this uplifting book, from the acclaimed author of Parisian Charm School, shows every woman how to embrace it—and savor it. “Callan explores her French roots to find fulfillment in life’s simple pleasures. The spirit of the book centers around the idea that: ‘In America, we’ve come to think that bigger and faster is better. But suppose it is the opposite: smaller and slower is better?’ Through her travels, interviews and self-exploration, the author reveals the importance of living in the moment, and she offers delightful recipes for living . . . tangible suggestions on how to live like the French no matter where you are.” —Kirkus Reviews

Words in a French Life

Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France

Author: Kristin Espinasse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743287290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Shares the author's experience as an American French major who relocated to France, married, and raised a family, in an account that shares numerous everyday French words and phrases that are unlikely to be taught in classrooms.

Life Styling

20 Simple Steps for Moms to Find Your Style & Confidence

Author: Mikhila Mcdid

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 9781633538887

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 182

View: 2082

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An inspirational fashion book for the everyday woman Fans of the style lessons of The Curated Closet and Lessons from Madame Chic and the can-do motivation of Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, will love Life Styling. For women who happen to be moms. Whether you had a sense of style and lost it or never really took the time to think about what you like to wear, this is the book for you. Style basics and minimalism for beginners: Life Styling: 20 Simple Steps for Moms to Find your Style & Confidence will help you pack your perfectly organized bags and take you on a journey from the very basics to the dream minimalist capsule wardrobe. It will also help you navigate the social media obsessed landscape of personal style along the way. Style, self-esteem and positive thinking in an Instagram world: Learn about the pros and cons of living in this "Insta" world and how it's affected not only the way that we dress but our expectations and how we feel about ourselves. Discover the importance of underwear and a good pair of jeans and why you should be super excited that leggings are 'back'. Life Styling will help you learn your 'colors', what styles will flatter your shape and lifestyle and how to save money by shopping smarter and making the clothes you already own work a little harder. Capture your style and own it: Wherever you are in your style evolution it's important to recognize who you are. Identifying what makes you happy when you open your closet doors is a step in the right direction. Life Styling will help you do just that. A personal style self-help book for women and moms

Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life

A Modern Woman's Guide

Author: Shannon Ables

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692260593

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 336

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How can you have a rich and fulfilling life? The choices you make, not your income or financial assets, are the most powerful determining factor for your quality of life. Women have never had so many options. Yet we often experience a kind of paralysis, an unconscious willingness to follow societal dictates rather than become the CEOs of our own lives. When we mindlessly follow the dots, we smother our innate gifts and miss opportunities to fulfill our true potential.There is another way-choosing to live a simply luxurious life. This book will show you how to invest your time and what to eliminate from your life. It will enable you to:* Design a life of purpose that is aligned with your passions and talents * Become financially independent* Enjoy cultivating a healthy mind and body * Build and maintain strong, loving relationships* Create a chic, timeless signature style * Design a comfortable home that is a true sanctuary* Travel in comfort and style* Discover simple pleasures that make each day something to look forward toYou can curate the life of your dreams by being purposeful and selective, no matter where you live, your income, or your relationship status. Luxury and true fulfillment are ours for the having if we know where to look and how to make the right choices.

How to Look Expensive

A Beauty Editor's Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank

Author: Andrea Pomerantz Lustig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101591765

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Glamour's "Beauty Sleuth" reveals tricks of the trade to help you look fabulously high-end—in any economy. Andrea Pomerantz Lustig has spent twenty years as a beauty editor, and her contact list is packed with the names of the most exclusive stylists in the business.In How to Look Expensive, she combines her own experience with highly coveted secrets she's learned from the experts to help readers achieve buttery highlights, luminous skin, flawless makeup, and more, all on a budget. Delivering red-carpet looks without putting readers in the red, tips include: • How to get expensive-looking hair color at an inexpensive salon • Superluxe DIY skincare cocktails for less than $20 • The cheap cosmetic secrets of expensive makeup artists • Tips for princess-perfect skin on a pauper’s budget • “Work Your Beauty Budget” sections that help you make the most of every dollar With How to Look Expensive, every woman can afford to get gold-card gorgeous, and reap the self-confidence that comes with it.

Parisienne French

Chic Phrases, Slang and Style

Author: Rhianna Jones

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612432565

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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The Lost Art of Dress

The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

Author: Linda Przybyszewski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780465066865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress professionally and flatteringly. As historian and expert dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski reveals in The Lost Art of Dress, it wasn’t always like this. In the first half of the twentieth century, a remarkable group of women--the so-called Dress Doctors--taught American women how to stretch each yard of fabric and dress well on a budget. Knowledge not money, they insisted, is the key to timeless fashion. Based in Home Economics departments across the country, the Dress Doctors offered advice on radio shows, at women’s clubs, and in magazines. Millions of young girls read their books in school and at 4-H clothing clubs. As Przybyszewski shows, the Dress Doctors’ concerns weren’t purely superficial: they prized practicality, and empowered women to design and make clothing for both the workplace and the home. They championed skirts that would allow women to move about freely and campaigned against impractical and painful shoes. Armed with the Dress Doctors’ simple design principles--harmony, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis--modern American women from all classes could learn to dress for all occasions in a way that made them confident, engaged members of society. A captivating and beautifully-illustrated look at the world of the Dress Doctors, The Lost Art of Dress introduces a new audience to their timeless rules of fashion and beauty--rules which, with a little help, we can certainly learn again.

The French Beauty Solution

Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

Author: Mathilde Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A New York Times bestseller! Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures. When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand her skin-care company, Caudalíe, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix—the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good. Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudalíe into one of America’s top beauty brands. Drawing on her company’s twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists—as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux—The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you’ll ever need. From the Hardcover edition.

Parisian Charm School

Author: Jamie Cat Callan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743772815

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 1846

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We all know that French women don't get fat. But their famous joie de vivre comes from more than just body type. It's something anyone can master: the old-fashioned art of finding and keeping romance alive, at any age. Filled with advice and insights from Parisian women, this delightful guide shows readers how to cultivate charm and mystique in the age of Tinder and OKCupid-to find lasting romance and connection. From first impressions, lively conversation (in person!), and cultivating social finesse to embracing femininity and communicating with grace and humour, this is age-old advice that's more precious than ever in our disconnected world. For anyone who's tired of texting with strangers who don't write back, here's an inspiring guide to a better way.

Helping Couples Cope with Women's Cancers

An Evidence-Based Approach for Practitioners

Author: Karen Kayser,Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387748032

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

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At last, here is a comprehensive guide for practitioners who work with breast cancer patients and their families. It includes a series of psychosocial interventions to be used with couples during early stage breast cancer. There is extensive evidence that emotional and social support positively influences women’s abilities to cope to breast cancer. The first person that a woman with breast cancer turns to for support is her husband or intimate partner. However, as partners of breast cancer patients are struggling with their emotional distress, they often feel inadequate about their ability to help their wives and partners cope. It is important for practitioners to understand this concept of twofold stress.