Ines de la Fressange, the iconic Parisienne, and Sophie Gachet, Paris's fashion authority, have a knack for sharing their personal style and beauty tips-gleaned from decades in the fashion industry-with humor and verve.
They have fully updated this edition of their international best seller, with new photography featuring Ines in her signature looks, easy-to-recreate advice, and extensive addresses-in Paris and online-to source all you need for chic Parisian fashion, beauty, and interiors.
From killer outfits to Parisian wardrobe essentials, or from her 10-minute beauty routine to her countdown to a perfect Parisian dinner party, this elegant volume is replete with inspiration à la Parisienne and is a must-have for any woman who wants to infuse her own style with the essence of Parisian chic.
Globetrotting tastemaker Héloïse Brion invites us inside her universe of relaxed chic entertaining.
In this charming and inspiring book, Héloïse shares her tips for creating memorable meals for family and friends with fi fty new seasonal recipes. Her tasty dishes and gourmet desserts will delight everyone around the table and are simple to make. From Honeydew Melon and Tarragon Juice to Lemon Orzo Soup, from Grape and Fig Pizza to Feta and Zucchini Pasta, and from Coconut Chicken to Pears in Puff Pastry, these fl avorful recipes will bring joy all year round. Using her signature fl air for entertaining, Héloïse reveals her planning and decorating secrets for creating unique and beautiful table settings full of whimsy for every occasion.
Alberto Giacometti is more than a major twentieth-century artist - he is also one of the century's most intriguing characters. This biography, the result of new research, takes us into the private life of an artist haunted by his oeuvre, driven relentlessly by an uncompromising and demanding nature.
Following a childhood spent in his father's studio in Switzerland, and then his student days in Paris studying under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the young artist split from his early mentors, looking instead to cubism, then surrealism. He earned near-immediate recognition for
his work and the admiring friendship of André Breton, yet Giacometti soon turned his back on the surrealist objects that had brought him fame, opting instead to break away on his own - a choice that led him to the margins of mainstream movements. A friend to leading artists and intellectuals, he made his own way in the solitude of his legendary studio in Montparnasse. Strongly attracted to human representation and influenced by archaic and non-Western art, he eschewed naturalist representation in favor of a synoptic and sometimes tortured vision of the figure - one filled with mysterious power.
Catherine Grenier recounts the exceptional story of Alberto Giacometti, his life, career, and work, in a biography that is every bit as thrilling as a novel.
So, you've visited the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur, and the Louvre. You sampled buttery croissants, 365 cheeses, and the bubbliest of champagnes. Think you've seen it all? Well ... not quite. You brushed right past the real Paris. The one that will make your heart skip a beat.
The one hidden behind Haussmannian façades and tucked beneath zinc rooftops-inside, where true Parisians live, work, entertain, dream, and create. For the past decade, French online phenomenon My Little Paris has divulged the city's best kept secrets in fashion, food, housewares, and lifestyle to their dedicated followers. Now, this creative team of dynamic entrepreneurs takes us inside their homes and workplaces, sharing Paris's freshest interior inspiration. More than thirty spaces-each brimming with Parisian chic-reveal their singular style and are replete with ideas for sparking creativity. In a relaxed apartment on
the edge of the Canal Saint Martin, an aquamarine wall complements a matching retro fridge and coffee mugs, all in the same hue. Bird cages, vinyl records, and colorful kimonos coexist harmoniously with vintage
photographs, vibrant African wax cushions, and contemporary art. In an 11th arrondissement apartment, a pair of silver Margiela designer boots, plush orange bomber jacket, and hot pink visor pepper
the furniture, in a riot of fashion showroom style. An old carousel factory in Montmartre houses the My Little Paris office, with a "dream room," green wall, and rooftop terrace-with-a-view. Each location offers a place to recharge your batteries, slip into airplane mode, and kick-start ideas. Step inside the My Little Paris universe, where creativity is a watchword and visionary thinking is a daily event.
Fashioning your signature style without losing your shirt has never been easier: just take your cue from the iconic looks of 120 celebrities.
IN FOUR CHAPTERS YOU'LL FIND:
- VIP style hacks to steal
- clever tips and tricks for unforgettable looks
- wardrobe essentials and how to spice them up
- so-called "fashion faux pas" that you should dare to commit
This highly illustrated book (354 photos)- a stylish accessory in its own right-reads like a mood board and has fresh inspiration for
In Paris, enchantment awaits around every corner, and artist Marin Montagut marvels in discovering the ateliers and emporiums that pepper the capital. For centuries, the artisanal trades associated with the city have continued to hum uninterrupted in unique workshops seemingly untouched by time. Today, skilled craftspeople continue to restore architectural details, print lithographs, weave decorative trimmings, hand roll pastels, or blend traditional herbal remedies, right in the heart of the city. From an artist's studio hidden away in Montmartre to an antique shop in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and from a period hardware store to a cabinet of curiosities, Marin Montagut invites readers to follow him inside nineteen quintessentially Parisian locations that inspire and attest to the savoir faire that is the very essence of Parisian style.