“Always be fuckable” – even when you’re standing in line to buy a baguette.
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are is the kind of book that speaks to a woman’s soul. It’s a book that will make you question things. Oh, how we all would love to be the effortlessly confident, gorgeous, and intellectual Parisian Woman.
4 Parisian women spill the beans about what makes this kind of elegant feminine woman tick. It’s a book full of ‘French Secrets’ that is a definite MUST-READ!
BE REAL, BE YOU, BE YOURSELF
Simple as that.
A Parisienne doesn’t care for rules and doesn’t follow them. Nor does she follow people who create them.
This is something all women should try to strive for. Nowadays, social media pressures us to look a certain way, act a certain way, and talk a certain way.
Wouldn’t it be so much more fun if we tried to just be ourselves? Our own unique selves?
This lesson is one of the main reasons why I like this book so much. I love that it encourages women to live like the strong independent female she is. A woman who doesn’t follow men. In fact, men follow her.
It’s how the four Frenchies elaborate this French way of living, that make this book so much fun to read. It’s not just another book to leave on your table, because you want to embody all the lessons they teach you.
My favourite How to Be Parisian anecdotes and storylines;
*ON BEING NAKED
*“It should always be meaningful.”
“If you don’t like your ass, walk sideways, your back to the wall, and show off your breasts. If your legs are too short or your thighs too wide, go on your tiptoes. If you don’t like your breasts…do something about them, but in the meantime, cross your arms, and when in bed, opt for positions lying on your back.”
“In short, you’re not a slave to the cult of the perfect body—so learn to make the best of what nature gave you.”
ON FITNESS AND DIET
“Cancel your gym session to have a drink with your friend who’s just been dumped.”
“Decide it’s great to get dumped, because falling in love again makes you lose your appetite, and in turn eat fewer calories—which defeats the need for that gym membership.”
“Eat croissants and buttered toast for breakfast—because it’s Saturday morning and you burned enough calories last night, damn it.”
ELLE CAFÉ: THE PERFECT PARISIAN HOTSPOT IN NON-PARIS LOCATIONS
I couldn’t think of a more cliché place to get into this fascinating book than Elle Café. And I must say, it definitely lives up to the expectation. I paid my first visit to Elle Café in Chengdu and its Parisian vibe made me totally forget I was in the middle of fucking China.
Freshly baked organic loaves and gluten-free treats, Elle Café serves sweat treats for Perfect Sunday Brunch Afternoons and has plenty of healthy options for fit girls like me! This hotspot’s flagship store is located in hip and trendy Tokyo. But lucky for us, it has locations all over the globe.
Check ELLE’s store locator for a Parisian Escapade nearby!
CAROLINE DE MAIGRET, QUEEN OF PARISIAN CHIC
4 French women share their secrets on fashion and frenchisms in How to be Parisian, but there is one who stands out the most.
Ever since I read the book, I’ve been totally crushing on her Instagram account. Besides the fact that she has that typical French je ne sais quoi, she’s also a woman with an opinion, beauty, and brains.
Alors, go get your copy of this Parisian Bible to get the dirt on French style, not giving a fuck, and how to drive men crazy.
Quick video preview for some more Parisian Inspo from Parisian Muse Ms. Caroline de Maigret herself… just in case you didn’t get enough.
10 WAYS TO BE PARISIAN WITH CAROLINE DE MAIGRET
ONE FINAL NOTE
“You don’t have to be French to be a Parisian.” – Karl Lagerfeld, on How to Be Parisian
Some of the most famous Parisians weren’t actually French! — Marie Antoinette, Josephine Baker, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin— were and are foreigners.
Go get it girl!