Newsletter n°355 / Dress like a Parisian

Dear franceinlondoner

"If a woman is badly outfitted, you will notice her dress, but if she is spotless, she will be the one to be noticed"
- Coco Chanel (French fashion designer)


How to dress like a Parisian?

Slim, classic and natural, Parisian women are well-known for having a style of their own. With slender figures, everything fits them like a glove or at least that is what other women think. With their classic taste and, contrary to Londoners who enjoy experimenting with colours and fabric, their strict abiding to the: “less is more” rule makes them go for sober and sophisticated outfits. Parisians like to look effortless and combine casual items with branded details. Are they naturally more elegant? That is what they would like you to think. It takes effort to achieve that effortless look. But one is not born a Parisian, one becomes a Parisian. Here are a few tips to dress like these Mademoiselles who keep all their beauty and style secrets under wrap.


In The House out on DVD on 22 July

On July

François Ozon's dark comedy, In The House, is set for its DVD release on 22 July.

5 x Copies of the DVD of 'In The House' to be won


French Baccaulaureate 2013 - French Lycée Results in London

Once again the results for the Lycée Charles de Gaulle for the baccalaureate demonstrate the school's unshakable excellence. If you want to find out how many pass the exam or better still how many pass with Honours in 2013. The results of the French Lycée are right here.

Gourmet Corner

Oui Madame: French cuisine meets East End hype

Not too far from Dalston, in Stoke Newington, just by a street on the verge of becoming the next hot spot in London, a French enclave revives the memory of the revolution. Oui Madame, in the manner of a 21st century boudoir, combines gorgeous antiques with modern art, which makes it the new trendy place to be in East London.


The Discovery of Paris: Watercolours by Early Nineteenth-Century British Artists

From 20 June to 15 September

Enjoy familiar scenes of Notre Dame, the Boulevard des Capucines, the Pont Neuf and the Ile de la Cité through the eyes of great British artists from the early nineteenth century. The exhibition started on 20 June and will be on until 15 September at The Wallace Collection in Marylebone.


Vanessa Paradis releases her new album 'Love Songs' on 22 July

On 22 July

'Love Songs' by Vanessa Paradis will be released on 22 July. Outside her modelling career and relationships with Lenny Kravitz and Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis the singer is still best known (and affectionately remembered) in the UK for her hit at the age of 14, ‘Joe Le Taxi’.





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