Why French Women Wear Vintage

Why French Women Wear Vintage

As Paris-based style-coach Aloïs Guinut explores in this invaluable book, French women have a lot to teach us about how to cherish the planet without sacrificing your style: - Know what works for you. - Buy less and buy better.

Author: Aloïs Guinut

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784727185

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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"The sustainable fashion revolution has begun, and we must all be part of it." - Aloïs Guinut Stylish women everywhere are realizing the environmental damage of fast fashion and looking for new ways to dress that don't involve cramming their wardrobe with clothes that may never get worn. As Paris-based style-coach Aloïs Guinut explores in this invaluable book, French women have a lot to teach us about how to cherish the planet without sacrificing your style: - Know what works for you. - Buy less and buy better. - Mix vintage items with a few wisely chosen modern pieces. - Optimize your closet. - Look after what you have and make it last. - Seek out quality fabrics that don't poison the environment.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Dress Like a Parisian

Dress Like a Parisian

' This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.

Author: Aloïs Guinut

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784724740

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 155

Bring a Parisian je ne sais quoi to your style, wherever you live. Dress Like a Parisian is a wise and witty guide to finding your personal style, taking inspiration from how real Parisian women dress. With personal stylist and fashion blogger Aloïs Guinut as your guide, you can explore which colours, shapes and styles work best for you, whatever the occasion. Aloïs reveals Parisian style secrets, rejects restrictive fashion rules and shares her favourite shops and brands, demonstrating how you can use fashion to enhance your personality rather than shaping your personality to fashion. In the words of the patron saint of Parisian women, Yves St. Laurent, 'fashions fade, style is eternal.' This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.
Categories: Design

French Style with Vintage Finds

French Style with Vintage Finds

"A passion for French antiques & collectibles"--Cover.

Author: Cindy Cooper

Publisher: Hoffman Media

ISBN: 1940772370

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 200

View: 296

This beautiful hardcover decorating book will bring you endless inspiration to create your unique French Style.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Style Me Vintage 1940s

Style Me Vintage  1940s

Life in occupied Paris for the average woman though was tough, and like her Allied sisters she had to make do with what she could find. Parisian women ...

Author: Liz Tregenza

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781910496831

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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The next book in the successful Style Me Vintage series is designed to inspire re-enactors and all those vintage aficionados who admire the classic looks of the 1940s. This beautiful and accessible book looks at how to source and put together 1940s outfits – from how to create the elaborate hairstyles and how to apply the correct make-up to sourcing the right accessories and authentic clothing, even undergarments. Featuring beautiful original photography, as well as inspirational vintage images, this beautiful book offers plenty of tips on getting the details right. Whether you are a fan of the make-do-and-mend looks of the wartime years, or a latter-day glamourpuss wishing to emulate the New Look styles of the post-war era, this book will inspire.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women

Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women

His brother-in-law was a French national tennis player; this provided Patou ... Resort wear began emerging as early at 1913 when Chanel opened her first ...

Author: Ciara Phipps

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785005022

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 462

From the elegant bias-cut gown to the light and liberating day dress, this book looks at and celebrates the historic silhouettes, fabric cuts and contextual history of 1930s clothing. Equipped with instructions, patterns and enchanting photos, it explores the history of 1930s fashion, and explains how to make a range of versatile thirties inspired garments. It takes ten examples of 1930s garments, ranging from a lingerie set to a heavy coat, to create a capsule collection. The patterns are taken from original 1930s garments, with each piece being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly. Step-by-step instructions for making each garment are complemented by close up photographs of historic details and decoration. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire designers, dressmakers and lovers of vintage fashion who want to express themselves through timeless and elegant style. Explores the history and context of 1930s clothing styles, cuts and designers, to give a full understanding of how fabric was manipulated to create figure-hugging silhouettes. Superbly illustrated with 443 colour images and 29 patterns taken from original 1930s garments.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Harriet Love s Guide to Vintage Chic

Harriet Love s Guide to Vintage Chic

A vintageclothes dealer visiting from France told me that French women who
wear vintage things want velvets for day , but that she can't find enough here to
take home . Next to beading and sequins , velvet makes the most elegant -
looking ...

Author: Harriet Love

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000009389403

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 209

View: 244

Categories: Clothing and dress

Making Vintage 1920s Clothes for Women

Making Vintage 1920s Clothes for Women

In 1925 Vanity Fair wrote of the delights for 'women of the world' holidaying in Palm Beach which included the chance to wear comfortable, simple sports ...

Author: Suzanne Rowland

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785003400

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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The 'roaring twenties' were exciting years for women's fashion. The iconic image is of the young 'flapper' dancing the night away in a sparkling dress with fringes and tassels moving to the beat of the Jazz age. But, for all women in the post-war years of the 1920s, there was a new freedom in fashion as hemlines lifted and waistlines dropped. The simplified silhouette caused a boom in home dressmaking as women with basic sewing skills used tissue paper patterns to run up a new frock in the latest style. This practical book explains the background to these years and the trends in women's fashion, before introducing a range of garments that women would typically have worn. Suzanne Rowland gives a unique and detailed account of how to make vintage 1920s clothes for women based on the dress collections at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Fifteen detailed projects for garments and accessories include a pair of fashionably daring beach pyjamas, the wedding dress of a bride from East Sussex, and a simple striped frock suitable for wearing at a British seaside resort. Each project includes a detailed description of the original garment with an accompanying illustration alongside photographs of the original pieces. Scaled patterns are included with a list of materials and equipment required. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs are given for each stage of the making process with information about the original techniques used. Superbly illustrated with 314 close-up colour photographs.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Lonely Planet Experience France

Lonely Planet Experience France

Women play safe with classic designs and understated monotones, jazzed up by a ... and timeless– item in any Frenchwoman's wardrobe: the little black dress, ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788685269

Category: Travel

Page:

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Inside Lonely Planet's Experience France you'll travel through vibrant cities, rural villages, majestic mountains and swanky chateaux, discovering the secrets to French style, embarking on your own study of wines and cheeses and immersing yourself in history, art and all things la belle France.
Categories: Travel

Paris Chic and Trendy

Paris Chic and Trendy

The pages of this pocket-size guide are overflowing with colorful photos of each shop and their merchandise: jewelry, lingerie, shoes, handbags, separates, dresses, sweater sets, stilettos and boots, trench coats, and LBDs: It’s all in ...

Author: Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1892145537

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 265

How do those French women manage to look sophisticated, casual, and unique? It may be in the water, it may be in the gene pool . . . or they may have a copy of Paris Chic & Trendy, a savvy guide that describes fifty-four of the best boutiques, designers’ studios, and vintage stores in the French capital. Some are small studio-shops run by up-and-coming designers, featuring only their own work (and maybe that of a few creative friends). Other stores showcase a sophisticated edit of pieces from seasoned designers who supply French fashionistas with must-have items every season (think Jasmin Puech handbags, Agnes B. striped T-shirts, Repetto ballet flats). The pages of this pocket-size guide are overflowing with colorful photos of each shop and their merchandise: jewelry, lingerie, shoes, handbags, separates, dresses, sweater sets, stilettos and boots, trench coats, and LBDs: It’s all in Paris Chic & Trendy, the go-to guide to find the most stylish shops in the most stylish city.
Categories: Travel

French Women Don t Get Fat

French Women Don t Get Fat

Packed with wonderful recipes. this charming memoir teaches us how to enjoy our meals. like a French woman. without putting on weight. 'hlore lift-style ...

Author: Mireille Guiliano

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448182947

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 424

Experience the joie de vivre with this revolutionary non-diet book that is changing the way women eat and live everywhere How do French women do it? This is the book that unlocks the simple secrets of 'the French paradox' - how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Classy, chic and expertly well-written, this is the book that we have all been waiting for. It's the ultimate non-diet book; instead, showing how to eat with balance, control and above all pleasure. Eat, like a French woman.
Categories: Humor

Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth Century France

Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth Century France

New York: Vintage Books, 1988. French, Roger and Andrew Wear, eds. The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Susan E. Dinan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351872294

Category: History

Page: 200

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Chronicling the history of the Daughters of Charity through the seventeenth century, this study examines how the community's existence outside of convents helped to change the nature of women's religious communities and the early modern Catholic church. Unusually for the time, this group of Catholic religious women remained uncloistered. They lived in private houses in the cities and towns of France, offering medical care, religious instruction and alms to the sick and the poor; by the end of the century, they were France's premier organization of nurses. This book places the Daughters of Charity within the context of early modern poor relief in France - the author shows how they played a critical role in shaping the system, and also how they were shaped by it. The study also examines the complicated relationship of the Daughters of Charity to the Catholic church of the time, analyzing it not only for what light it can shed on the history of the community, but also for what it can tell us about the Catholic Reformation more generally.
Categories: History

French Women For All Seasons

French Women For All Seasons

For professionals, food-and-wine pairings can get insanely complicated—accounting for grape, region, vintage, and style in relation to each single food item ...

Author: Mireille Guiliano

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448181827

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 99

The bestselling author of French Women Don't Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano offers the perfect combination of delicious, balanced recipes. French Women Don’t Get Fat was a mould-breaking book that unlocked the secrets of 'The French paradox' and sold well over a million copies worldwide. By letter, by email, in person, readers have inundated Mireille Guiliano with requests for more advice. Her answer: this buoyant book full of advice, ideas and fresh, French recipes for each season.
Categories: Cooking

French Women Don t Get Facelifts

French Women Don t Get Facelifts

Zaha Hadid is the first woman to win the top honor in the field of ... still smoking (I suppose one should look the other way for someone of her vintage).

Author: Mireille Guiliano

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448153923

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 897

Mireille shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude and joy, offering personal anecdotes while divulging French women's most guarded secrets about looking and feeling great. With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice and storytelling flair she addresses everything from lotions and potions to diet, style, friendship and romance. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriately for their age, gained a little too much in the middle or accidentally forgotten how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without declaring bankruptcy or resorting to surgery.
Categories: Health & Fitness

How To Be Parisian

How To Be Parisian

Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this gorgeous, witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire.

Author: Anne Berest

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473501881

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 897

How To Be Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this gorgeous, witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire. These modern Parisiennes say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. They will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more. Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, How To Be Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.
Categories: Self-Help

French Complexion

French Complexion

French women do use their appearance to showcase their individuality: they
might wear the same fashionable items that others are wearing but they will
always personalise their outfits by adding a unique vintage or classic touch to
them.

Author: Christine Clais

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781760142964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 770

French women have always been very serious about their skin. From a young age – following their mothers' and grandmothers' advice – they establish good skincare routines and rituals. In French Complexion, Christine Clais presents her unique skincare philosophy based on more than twenty years of hands-on professional experience and the beauty secrets of her countrywomen. Through easy-to-follow expert tips, product recommendations and French beauty insights, Clais guides women through the stages of their lives and shows how to have healthy, glowing skin at any age. This is the perfect resource for all women wanting to learn about their skin's needs, improve their complexion and delay skin ageing without resorting to surgery.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Lonely Planet Paris

Lonely Planet Paris

Mes Demoiselles Bohemian-influenced women's fashion. Best Secondhand, Vintage & Discount Boutiques L'Habilleur Discount designer wear.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788681759

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 855

Lonely Planet’s Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll through the iconic cityscape, marvel at the abundance of museums bursting with masterpieces and savour the moment at a Parisian brasserie – all with your trusted travel companion.
Categories: Travel

Une Femme Fran aise

Une Femme Fran  aise

The Seductive Style of French Women Catherine Malandrino. Old and new. A vintage shirt goes well with a new jacket. Or wear estate jewelry with a modern ...

Author: Catherine Malandrino

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250097668

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 549

All American women aspire to have the nonchalant style and grace of French women, that je ne sais quoi that makes all of their habits seem natural and effortless. In Une Femme Française, fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, a Frenchwoman who has lived and worked in the US for twenty years, reveals French women’s secrets for an American audience. Grab a café crème and learn: - To be your own creation, not a slave to the latest fashion - What defines une femme Française: the little black dress, the boyish look, the rebel touch, and the carefree attitude - The secrets of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the avatar of American women who admire the French - Hair- and skin-care tricks from Paris It Girls - That nonchalance, more than perfume, is sexy - How to seduce anyone - Why red is a necessity - The real reason French women don't get fat: food is family
Categories: Self-Help

Vintage Perfumes

Vintage Perfumes

fresh, invigorating blend suitable for both men and women. Wear it for daytime, summer, or anytime a fresh scent is preferred. Perhaps right after a sunrise ...

Author: Jan Moran

Publisher: Sunny Palms Press

ISBN: 9781942073253

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 290

View: 749

Vintage perfumes are classic fragrances that have stood the test of time. A collection of popular, beloved perfumes from 1850 to 1980, Vintage Perfumes is an insightful edition of feminine, masculine, and unisex favorites from bygone years. Fragrances from Chanel, Dior, Caron, Creed, Jean Patou, and many others are included. Discover the magic and mystery of perfumes that have been cherished for decades — and some as long as a century or more. What makes these perfumes unique? Learn about the perfumers and designers, as well as the notes, fragrance family, and historical famous patrons associated with the finest perfumes in the world. Jan Moran has written extensively about perfumery. She is the author of Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion from St. Martin’s Press, and Rizzoli Bookstores nonfiction bestsellers Fabulous Fragrances I & II. She earned a FiFi award from The Fragrance Foundation for her innovation, Scentsa (aka FragranceIQ), a touch-screen fragrance finder in Sephora stores. She has also written numerous articles for a variety of print and digital media.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Style Me Vintage Weddings

Style Me Vintage  Weddings

An inspirational guide to styling the perfect vintage wedding Annabel Beeforth ... the pin curl and Marcel hugely appealing to women all over the world.

Author: Annabel Beeforth

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781909815209

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 972

The fifth book in the successful 'Style Me Vintage' series is designed to inspire brides-to-be to create their own vintage-themed wedding. Harking back to styles of previous decades is often the basis for a truly stylish wedding, but it can be difficult to get all the details right, without a little bit of guidance. This beautiful and accessible book looks at how to source and put together bridal outfits and event styling for a themed occasion, from the Edwardian era, through the decades to the 1970s. From the dress itself, through to accessories, flowers, make-up and hair, even extra details such as how to style the attendants, venue, cake, stationery, photography, and entertainment are covered. Featuring beautiful photography from weddings photographer Joanna Brown. An ideal gift book for brides-to-be.
Categories: Reference