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Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance Hardcover – October 15, 2013
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"In one word...Fabulous. The first print run sold out in a flash… now it’s back on the shelves and not to be missed." ~VickiArcher.com
“Forever Chic is more than tips and tricks on being our better physical and stylish selves—it is full of lessons on how to be a better person. The book’s strength lies in its anecdotes and wisdom on how women…can be more present and committed to living a fuller life of kindness, generosity, openness, and adventure.” ~Women’s Voices for Change
"Haven't you always wondered how [the French] can drink all that wine and eat all that beurre and remain slim and silky? Now comes a book that helps explain why. Forever Chic, written by Tish Jett (an American who spent years abroad) shares the secrets of what she calls the French "timeless beauty, style and substance." She spills some of their beauty secrets but also gets to the core of what makes them seem more comfortable in their skin." ~Huffington Post
"Jett’s comments and sprinklings of French give the book a lively personality. Each chapter is indulgent fun." ~Publisher's Weekly
“…Tish has spent years observing the mysteriously intoxicating, and ever stylish French woman…I can’t wait to begin reading.” ~The Simply Luxurious Life
“There’s wisdom to be had here…” ~Vogue Knitting
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The preface starts by asking what age has to do with anything really? She briefly explains her move to France for 2 years that morphed into 25 and still going as she met and married a charming French man. Like others before her, she looked around her and saw a different landscape. She liked how French women around her approached life, and set out to find what they were doing that made them a bit more attractive, different, worth emulating.
As she covers each subject she uses a lot of different sources from dermatologists to her French girlfriends. The information is extensive and each chapter had new stuff I've not bumped into before.. This is an excellent new book in what is becoming a crowded field. Entire books are written on the French diet, and her chapter summarizes much of that wisdom, but she gives fresh good advice.
Even if you own Helena Frith Powell, Debra Ollivier, Anne Barone, Mireille Guiliano, Jennifer Scott and Marie-Anne LeCoeur you will not be disappointed in this new book.
Chapter 1 begins with Allure. A very French concept and one that encompasses the whole person, brains, soul, heart and body. What goes on inside, makes a great difference to the attractiveness of the whole package.Read more ›
The advice to eat well but sparingly, go very light on alcohol, drink lots of water, exercise, cleanse and moisturize your skin religiously, don't overdo makeup, get a flattering haircut, do as much "investment dressing" as you can afford, take care of the clothing and shoes that you have, and stay engaged and informed with the world around you is terrific advice for everyone. Also, if you do these things, you end up saving time and money. A few well-chosen outfits can last for years with good care and you can jazz them up with accessories that do not have to be pricey. Exercising and watching what you eat and drink keeps you healthy; it also means that you will be able to fit into those well-chosen outfits for longer, which saves money. A flattering haircut that works with your hair rather than against it means you will look good without constant fussing and using a lot of hair products. Good skin care means you spend less money on makeup because you will use less of it. Streamlining your makeup routine saves time and money. Keeping up with world events and cultural activities will enrich your life and make you an interesting person to be with. Et cetera. This is sound, practical advice, and the French are noted for their practicality.Read more ›
Tish Jett gives it to us American women straight. I bookmarked several pages as I read for later reference and immediately made an appointment with a dermatologist. Next, I'll go through my closet and use her principles to purge, refine, and upgrade (all on a budget).
I'm a huge Francophile. I've visited France several times, but I can never get enough. With Tish Jett's help, though, I can have a little bit of France with me all the time. Highly recommended.
because there wasn't a fair amount of advice to women about being best they
can be. That said, this book contains most of the same advice as in
all the books written recently about the style and grace of French women.
Out of curiosity, I also read others on the subject as well, giving advice
that goes like this: French women dress well, put things together well,
buy the best of clothing and accessories, but not in abundance. They
entertain wonderfully, have their linens in order, skin care products
are important, as is exercise, a good diet, and they maintain a mysteriousness
about themselves. I know many American women who have never been
to Paris, and have no aspirations to live like a French woman, and yet
they possess the very same qualities. It seems as thought if they refer
to French women, the book takes on more appeal.
This is a popular theme for selling books right now. It's almost as though
the authors are giving credit to French women for having style, grace, dignity
and poise, and it sells. If you read Forever Chic, and if you read
Chic & Slim Toujours, Madame Chic, French Women Don't Get Facelifts,
and The Gospel According to Coco Chanel, the words are arranged
differently, but the message is the same.
I think the authors are missing vital points. These French
women who live so graciously are sophisticated women with financial
means.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great read even if just to remind one to relish in caring for oneself!Published 5 days ago by Leslie J. Elsasser
This book has really awesome tips about how the French women pull off their looks. It is broken down into sections so it is easy to reference somethings later. Read morePublished 5 months ago by alexandra aldrin
I've been living and practicing a good deal of the Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance most of my life, but then I am a femme d'un certain age and I was paying... Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Adams
I loved this book--it's great fun and also presents a lot of good ideas.Published 6 months ago by Joan McWilliams, McWilliams Mediation Group
Don't misunderstand ~ this delightful read is filled with superb 'secrets' known mostly by those who live beyond 'average' means and can afford the suggested services and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Randyl's Reids