We’ll Always Have Paris: an author’s French Style Fail

‘We’ll Always Have Paris‘ is the ace, new book by Emma Beddington the author of the brilliant Belgian Waffling blog; it’s a wry, poignant and informative memoir – I’ve learnt a lot about French literature and cakes. Here Emma talks about realising her dream of living in Paris and the accompanying French Style Fail: My name isRead more

Cycle chic with Ines de la Fressange

Photo: French Vogue. It’s so chic these days to ride a bicycle, even Victoria Beckham’s been pedal-pushing, or so I’ve heard. Can’t imagine what VB wears on a bike or even be bothered to Google it, so do leave a comment if you’d like to enlighten me. Anyhow, what could be more fabulous, during ParisRead more

French Style

This lovely lady is called Monique. We were eating breakfast al fresco one day in Arles when she wafted past in a flapper-style frock. It wasn’t long before I’d tracked down her boutique Au Brin de Thyme – next to a restaurant of the same name, run by her son. I think. We were communicating in French and it’sRead more

Ines de la Fressange on French Style

The April issue of British Vogue has a feature on the new Roger Vivier book and an interview with Ines de la Fressange, at home. I’d share it with you but unfortunately it’s not online. The author of Parisian Chic says that she loves wearing jeans, wants to throw her iPhone out of the window and thatRead more

A Guide To French Style

It started with Celine. Those gorgeous Juergen Teller photos with model Daria Werbowy – the hair, the no-make-up-make-up, the scarf tied in a way I haven’t considered since the 1980s when I thought Paul Simonon was god and I’d wear Doc Martens forever – had me contemplating the secrets of French Style, all over again. Observing ParisRead more

Is Farida Khelfa the new Ines de la Fressange?

Sticking with this week’s theme of fabulous French women, here’s Farida Khelfa. Actress, model and muse for the soon-to-be re-launched Schiaparelli label. Diego Della Valle is the head of Tod’s and the man who successfully revived Roger Vivier. He cleverly introduced Ines de la Fressange as the face of the luxury footwear brand – andRead more

The Parisian Flea Market

In the words of my favourite northern miserablist, ‘I’m throwing my arms around Paris.’ Is it just me or was Morrissey looking a little bit like a tatty Elvis in Vegas at Glastonbury last night? Anyhow, last weekend Monsieur et Madame That’s Not My Age gave the French capital a great big hug. After aRead more

Le Week-end

This post comes to you live from Paris. Instead of relaxing with a glass of wine at a chic little bistro in St Germain, I’m wrestling with a foreign keyboard in an internet cafe. Blogging, it’s like an addiction. And, having seen Point Blank (A Bout Portant) this week, I’m half expecting to witness aRead more

Predictable, moi?

It’s Saturday morning, et mais oui, it’s Inés de la Fressange. Yes, I know the 53-year-old model and latest That’s Not My Age grown-up-style-crush is becoming a regular feature on the blog, but this week IdlF became the ‘Paris Ambassadress’ for L’Oreal, so I figured she’s worth it. And, whilst Jennifer Anniston’s, ‘I’m still inRead more