Cinema, fashion and Art de Vivre. Can we still talk about a typical French style? It’s interesting how seen from outside, France still has this special note. The Parisian Flair chose Bérénice Vila Baudry’s French Style, published at éditions Assouline.
Whatever the areas, politics, fashion or daily life, France truly has a unique flair. Both classical and libratory, popular but refined, the French spirit cultivates the art of paradox. “It’s a humorist, Coluche, who decided to run for President, backed by renowned philosophers”. From Delacroix to the Abbé Pierre, from the Bic pen to the TGV, from the daily newspaper Le Monde’s columns to those of Buren, France is composed of artists, intellectuals, inventors, teachers, philosophers and gastronomes. This book is a must! A true Parisian Flair buy with its 125 pictures dedicated to French style.
“Bérénice Foussard-Nakache is the second author taking her first steps as a writer in this novel collection. She adresses a complex & risky subject: the mixed-religion couple. And what is better to talk about these unavoidable conflicts than humor? With a remarkable boldness for a young 23-years-old-writer, she took the bet to develop the psyches of the […]
Created in 1954, the Comité Colbert celebrates its 60th Birthday in 2014. For this occasion, its members – 78 French luxury houses and 14 cultural institutions reunited around common values – wanted to follow the dream of their visionary creators by projecting themselves into 2074. They work together to promote French art de vivre at an […]
”Please, draw me a sheep”. All the little French boys and girls know this notorious sentence. “The Little Prince”, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a French literature classic. Every parent has read the book at least once to his or her children. Why? Because, it’s poetic, philosophical, it has a strong moral, and it’s […]
Click here to subscribe to our Parisian Flair Book Club WHAT? The Parisian Flair book club is a unique experience. There are a lot of ways to discover new book to read, new authors. When it comes to American authors, it is easy to come across new releases as well as classics. Bookstores, your friends and […]
How to become a true Parisian? The Parisian Flair’s favorite guide to Parisian Chic. Visually this book incarnates our philosophy (red with gold letters) with a true elegant cover. Ines de la Fressange is a quintessential true Parisian flair icon. Discover her deepest secrets and insights on Parisian trends, style and attitude. A must read, […]
The Parisian Flair fall pick is “Book of my Mother” / “Le livre de ma mère” written in 1954. Albert Cohen is a famous author, Greek-born Romaniote Jewish novelist who wrote in French. Cohen’s fiction can be defined as an autobiographical fiction. In the different novels, Cohen’s double is the handsome Solal. This novel is a must read, a fascinating masterpiece, sad and lively. You […]
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Les Misérables (usually /leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/) is a French historical novel by famous author Victor Hugo. The Flairs chose this wonderful novel. It is a must read. You may have seen the movie or the musical but in order to truly discover French culture we recommend that you read Hugo’s magical work! Choose […]