Parisian Style & Love

Paris is always a good idea…………..”

It is so true you never forget your fist trip to Paris from the monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques to the chic Parisian women with that subtle but artful way of dressing. Although Paris was once just seen as culture and cuisine it has now moved on at a fast pace with a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups.

So embrace all that is fabulous and Parisian from fashion to art………….

Dress Like a Parisian (Hardback) by Alois Guinut £16.99 Waterstones (Shop Now)

A beautiful book, I love the street style photography it gives it a fresh look and the breakdown of the book from elegance to sensuality - Bring a Parisian je ne sais quoi to your style, wherever you live.
Dress Like a Parisian is a wise and witty guide to finding your personal style, taking inspiration from how real Parisian women dress. With personal stylist and fashion blogger Alois Guinut as your guide, you can explore which colours, shapes and styles work best for you, whatever the occasion. Alois reveals Parisian style secrets, rejects restrictive fashion rules and shares her favourite shops and brands, demonstrating how you can use fashion to enhance your personality rather than shaping your personality to fashion. In the words of the patron saint of Parisian women, Yves St. Laurent, 'fashions fade, style is eternal.' This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.

In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light (Hardback) by Lauren Bastide (author), Jeanne Damas (author), Georgina Collins (translator) £16.99 Waterstones (Shop Now)

In Paris is a window on the world's most stylish city by two quintessentially Parisian women: Jeanne Damas, the it-girl, model, and actress whom GQ called 'the coolest, most beautiful French girl in France', and Lauren Bastide, former editor-in-chief of French Elle. Dispelling the myth that there is only one type of Parisian woman, In Paris is made up of profiles of twenty different Parisiennes aged from 14 to70, living in tiny studios or grand apartments, giving us a rare glimpse into their world: their homes, their careers, their style, and, most importantly, what being Parisian means to them. The portraits are illustrated with more than 100 gorgeous full-colour photographs in Jeanne Damas's inimitable style, as well as lists of secret Parisian hideaways and style tips: from the five different types of red wine to order depending on the occasion, and the bars to drink them in, to the best red lipsticks, and places to be kissed.

Love Parisienne: The French Woman's Guide to Love and Passion (Paperback) by Florence Besson (author), Eva Amor (author), Claire Steinlen (author) £9.99 Waterstones (ShopNow)

From the world's most romantic city comes this enchanting guide to passion and love. Three chic Parisian women share their secrets for every stage of romance, from fleeting flirtations to the beginning of a relationship to partnerships that last a lifetime. Featuring tips on what to wear on a first date, where to go for a spontaneous romantic getaway, how to keep things hot between the sheets, and so much more, these pages give readers the tools to handle every amorous situation with allure and grace. Full of fashionable illustrations and bite-size advice delivered in a delightful tone, Love Parisienne is the super-chic guide to living and loving like a fabulous French woman.

Paris by the Book (Paperback) by Liam Callanan £7.99 Waterstones (Shop Now)

A whirlwind mystery and unravelling love story set in a little bookshop in the heart of Paris.
Some stories are still waiting to be found.
In a city of millions, it’s easy to lose someone…
Twelve weeks before Leah Eady arrived in France, her husband disappeared. Early one morning, he walked out the door and never came back. All he left behind was a scrumpled note in a cereal box, leading her to the bustling streets of Paris. Once she arrives, she discovers a mysterious unfinished manuscript written by her husband, and set in the very same city. Hoping to uncover more clues, Leah takes over a crumbling bookshop with her two young daughters, only to realise that he might just be closer than any of them ever imagined-but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

P is for Paris (Paperback) by Paul Thurlby (author) £9.99 Waterstones (Shop Now)

A richly illustrated alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike. See the sights of Paris as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby.
Join him as he visits the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of this unique and stunning city. Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.

Paris: Impressions in Ink (Hardback) by Desmond Freeman (author) £35.00 Waterstones (Shop Now)

Paris, known affectionately throughout the world as the City of Lights, is captured in precise detail in more than 50 extraordinary drawings by Desmond Freeman. The city's much-loved ornate buildings, majestic monuments, and grand boulevards from across its 20 arrondissements are the source of inspiration for this new artistic endeavour by noted artist Desmond Freeman. Working with ink he captures more than the intricate detail of Paris to reveal a city that is again open to being discovered. Lavish full-colour and black-and-white spreads show everyday Parisian life taking place in among the city's famous landmarks. With sweeping views of the River Seine, Notre Dame, the Paris Opera, the Eiffel Tower, Sacre-Coeur, Montmartre's artist markets and the Trocadero, to the shopping districts, which are a beacon to the style aficionados who travel from across the world to glimpse the latest in style and fashion, you will fall in love with Paris again. Freeman's first book, Venice: Impressions in Ink ISBN 9780994558404 won the Gold Medal in the Fine Art Books section at the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York from 5,000 entries from around the world. This new book on Paris makes a perfect collector's item - it illuminates this artist's methodology and renders the city in a unique format with an original set of superb illustrations.

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