The French Riviera has an unwritten uniform that falls somewhere between nautical and Parisian chic. People do tend to pay a lot of attention to what they wear.
As we prepare for our long awaited Christmas holiday here is a little edit on what's hot to wear on the Cote d'Azur.
Breton stripes are all over the beaches. Classic stripes on your dresses and tops teamed with chic totes to complete the outfit. Terry towelling has made a come back and is great to throw over a maillot bain (cozy). The look that sophisticated French...
SHIRTS- POUR HOMME, POUR FEMME - UNISEX
From my years of living in Paris I cultivated a sense of what was behind the French Women innate sense of style. One day while visiting the local “Franprix” supermarket I glimpsed out of the corner of my mind a thirty something brunette French lady in her Chanel jacket and faded blue jeans with a pair of Le Coq trainers. It worked 100%. She demonstrated the French's great ability to wear casual with a touch of formal.
The French also have a real penchant for canvas bags especially those with a lick of sequins. Other than the odd...
You can never go wrong with a white linen t-shirt and a great pair of blue jeans! When I travel I always pack at least three linen t-shirts as they don’t seem to wrinkle and don’t need to be ironed. You can match a navy blazer and scarf and you’re ready to go to lunch or even to that dinner date. I like to also wear my white linen t-shirt with a formal black long skirt, mixing formal with informal to create a chic ensemble.
Most people either choose between a V Neck or Boat...
The recent experience of a friend reminded me that, as well as being persistently stylish, French women also tend to have perfect complexions.
Holidaying in the quaint town of Juan Les Pins, my friend’s pre requisite, pre-travel spray tan was beginning to fade and splotch, most of it had finished on her white linen t-shirt!
After thorough exfoliation, her fair skin was more Lindsay Lohan than Marion Cotillard and her pretty linen Breton stripe dress with pastel sandals no longer seemed such a good idea.
She searched the streets, enquiring in every esthiticienne beautician with her schoolgirl French, “Avez-vous un spray...
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