Forever Chic

Forever Chic

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

eBook - 2013
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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging--the French way--with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780847841455
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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byrnemi
Jun 04, 2017

I liked this book enough but she lost me when she started raving about the benifit of Botox and other cosmetic procedures. It seemed more about throwing money at the problem rather than just accepting that age is not a problem and style is all about confidence.

I think this is a very American upper-class view of France and french beauty. If you want something more authentic read "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mireille Guiliano, an actual frenchwoman.

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apotty70
Oct 07, 2015

Great beauty tips and a wonderful read about the insight into French women. Loved it!

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user999
Sep 12, 2014

Read the previous negative comments - well, I actually quite liked this little book, probably for the same points you didn't like it - it has a different prospective and thus felt fresh and pleasant to read. And some of the advices are quite practical.

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LindaMarion
Aug 13, 2014

Not a good read. Found information not relevant to north american women. A few good points here and there but basically a waste of time. sorry. the author needs to find a better topic.

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CharlotteReads
May 15, 2014

Tedious. She encourages you to have all sorts of beautification specialists, like plastic surgeons or dermatologists. Go have expensive massages and spend multiple hours at the gym to achieve that healthy 'natural' French look. Drink water. Use fancy French skin creams.

And I could really skip the 'Frenchified' neologisms for various things that we do have in the US. Like 'Aquagym' and a pronunciation guide to saying 'Pilates' in French.

Give me a book that is well written and about real women. There is not infinite time in the universe - read a better book than this on French beauty secrets because this one is tedious! Ugh.

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