Author: Anne Sebba
"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Béatrice de Camondo or novelist Irène Némirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--From publisher's website.
La Parisienne in Cinema
Author: Felicity Chaplin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Chic, sophisticated, seductive, and enigmatic, the Parisienne possesses a je ne sais quoi which makes her difficult to define. Who or what is the Parisienne and how she is depicted in cinema is the subject of this new and exciting book. In the first book-length publication to explore la Parisienne in cinema, Chaplin expands on existing scholarship on the Parisienne type in fields such as art history, literature, and fashion history, and builds on scholarship on the films discussed to both enrich and offer new perspectives on these films.Accessible and wide-ranging, this interdisciplinary and lively work will be of immediate interest to students and researchers working in Film Studies and French Studies and the broader humanities as well as a general interest audience. It is also essential reading for cinephiles and Francophiles alike.
Author: Florence Besson, Claire Steinlen, Eva Amor
Publisher: Chronicle Books
From the world's most romantic city comes this enchanting guide to passion and love. Three chic Parisian women share their secrets for every stage of romance, from fleeting flirtations to the beginning of a relationship to partnerships that last a lifetime. Featuring tips on what to wear on a first date, where to go for a spontaneous romantic getaway, how to keep things hot between the sheets, and so much more, these pages give readers the tools to handle every amorous situation with allure and grace. Full of fashionable illustrations and bite-size advice delivered in a delightful tone, Love Parisienne is the super-chic guide to living and loving like a fabulous French woman.
Author: Inès de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet
Ce livre numérique est disponible dans un format à maquette fixe, pour une lecture optimisée sur tablette. Quels sont les secrets du chic de la Parisienne ? Inès de la Fressange livre toutes ses astuces de style, beauté, déco, ses adresses préférées et les bonnes attitudes à adopter dans ce carnet très gai écrit avec la complicité de Sophie Gachet, journaliste à ELLE. Les photos et les dessins sont réalisés par Inès et sa fille Nine d'Urso joue le modèle sous l'oeil du photographe Benoît Peverelli. Les modes passent, Inès reste !
Author: Rhianna Jones
Publisher: Ulysses Press
The ultimate girl-friendly phrasebook to give les filles américaines in Paris that certain je ne sais quoi Where but Paris would a young woman rather be sipping espresso at a sidewalk café, browsing a fashionable boutique, or strolling along a romantic riverbank hand in hand with her lover? The city of lights is every girl's dream destination, but upon arrival she doesn't want to stick out like an unrefined American. Luckily, with Parisienne French, she'll know just exactly how to speak, act, and dress like she has always lived there. Whether ordering drinks at a hip underground club, discussing Impressionism at the Musée d'Orsay or just chatting about what fashion is ?in” this season, Parisienne French has the entire vocabulary and modern slang a girl needs to know. The French love their language and appreciate when foreigners take the time to know it too. With this book, the reader will be warmly welcomed to la vie parisienne.
Treasury of royalty-free motifs from famed periodical, drawn with wit, flair and charm. Slinky beauties in a variety of gowns, dresses, coats, suits, beachwear, and other stylish outfits.
La Vie Parisienne
Author: Cheri Herouard, René Vincent
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
This large-format hardcover edition offers scores of sumptuous color and often risqué illustrations from the legendary French magazine La Vie Parisienne's early 20th century heyday, including cover designs and editorial cartoons, many not readily available for nearly a century.
Author: Henry Becque
Author: Clément Dezelus
Immerse yourself in Parisian fashion with Mode Parisienne, an adult coloring book sure to please fashionistas and Francophiles alike. Color your way through a variety of styles guided by several belles femme, depicted in fashions from the classic petite robe noir to sporty jeans and flats. Stop in at real locations such as Avenue Montaigne, Place Vendme, and the Tuileries Garden and transform them into your own colorful destinations; revamp vintage prints, floral gowns, and makeup palettes to reflect your own tastes, or re-create your favorite trends. All the glamour and charm of the world's fashion capital is yours!
Parisian Chic Look Book
Author: Ines de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
In this sequel to her New York Times best seller Parisian Chic, Ines de la Fressange offers a complete guide to mastering the secrets of Parisian style. Ines de la Fressange's personal style is chic yet relaxed in every situation. While a navy-and-white striped nautical top with slim, cropped jeans and flats is a classic French look, it's harder to pinpoint how Parisians unfailingly blend elegance and allure with such ease. In this sequel to her best sellerParisian Chic, the world's favorite style icon demonstrates how to achieve her quintessentially Parisian look throughout the year. Her style secrets start with the building blocks of wardrobe staples—an LBD that can be dressed up or down, timeless riding boots you'll wear for a lifetime, or the perfect pair of jeans—and combine with seasonal items like costume bangles, a top in this season's on-trend color, or the right shade of lip color. In this new volume, Ines expands on what you need for every season and how—by incorporating a multitude of unforgettable French style details—you can transform yourself into a true Parisienne.
Author: Virginie Papeloux-Charvon
Author: Jeanne Damas, Lauren Bastide
"If the Internet could create its version of the perfect girl, Jeanne Damas would probably be her. . . . She's nailed that French girl je ne sais quoi." --Vogue A window on the world's most stylish city, with more than 100 full-color photos and profiles of 20 diverse and inspiring Parisian women, by "the coolest, most beautiful French girl in France" (GQ) and a former editor in chief of French Elle "We've always been crazy in love with this city. . . . We love its arrogance, its clumsiness, its simplicity. And especially the women who live here." Two quintessential Parisian women--model and fashion designer Jeanne Damas and journalist Lauren Bastide--shine a spotlight on twenty real-life women of Paris, dispelling the myth that there's only one type of Parisian woman and introducing us to the city that real Parisiennes live in. They're booksellers, singers, writers, activists, and antique dealers; they live in small studios, spacious apartments, or houseboats; their ages range from fourteen to seventy . . . and all embody the effortless chic and insouciant spirit of the legendary Parisian woman. In Paris takes us into these women's lives, telling us about their careers, families, favorite nightlife spots, shopping habits, and beloved books and films. Full-color photos taken by Jeanne herself accompany charming lists of advice on the French art de vivre--from the best places to people-watch with a glass of wine after work to the perfect Parisian playlist to the ten things that a French woman would never, ever post on Instagram. Witty, elegant, and modern, In Paris is an ode to Paris through the eyes of its eternally cool women--for everyone who has ever dreamed of one day living in Paris.