It may or may not be a prerequisite to reading this wonderfully chic and eloquently inspiring read to have a slight obsession with Parisians, style and manners, things I find myself ever drawn to. An enchanting reencounter of the Authors’ time spent pursuing the streets of Paris and ultimately the lessons she both observed and was tutored by her appropriately named host Madame Chic. This is not your typical Parisian style guide, however is more on how to live life with passion, in the moment, to appreciate the little indulgences we afford ourselves and ultimately that a life of joy is the most chic and worthwhile lesson to learn. Of course there are tips on, how French women typically dress, eat and live life in general, and her most popular chapter which led her to deliver her Ted Talk on ‘how to liberate yourself with the 10 – item Wardrobe” is right on trend with the capsule wardrobe phenomenon that has fashionistas everywhere de-cluttering and restyling their wardrobes.
I love this book for obvious reasons, as a closet Francophile this definitely appealed to my secret passion to adopt a more Parisian lifestyle, but what really captured me about this book was what was written between the lines, I love that it had more substance than just wear stripes, a bold red lip and pout, but alluded to a chic life that encapsulated style as being something that starts within us with and that dressing chic should be something we do for ourselves and because it inspires joy in our lives. A perfect read, for those wanting a little escape from the everyday casualness our society had deemed the new norm and for those with an interest in living a content and stylish life, an easy and delightful read.
Lessons from Madame Chic is available to purchase both as a hardcover, paperback and as an eBook for more details click here.
Jennifer L. Scott has also written other titles within the Madame Chic Series.
At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life
Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic: Lessons in Everyday Elegance
All the Best and happy reading, what better time to do so then in the cold winter months here in the southern hemisphere.