Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Create Your Style:
Secrets Of Style: French Chic
I have beacoup des choses to post about, but time has had the upper hand these last few days. In the meantime, I found this video over at How To Be Chic, and wanted to share. While I don't necessarily concur with all of the proclamations (or the smoking!) I thought it was très amusante.
--Whether or not you agree with her view of maquillage, you have to love the line "It STINKS of effort." (So quintessentially French!) And "PASSION."
--Her take on Comfort vs. Style ("you have to sufFER, just a little bit") strikes me as more indicative of youth than culture. I remember thinking the same thing in my twenties. Now, I don't think one has to be physically uncomfortable to be stylish; as Coco Chanel said, "Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."
--I think the real secret to French chic she demonstrates, beyond her words, is her self-confidence.