Book of the week: 'How to be Parisian'
By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
A title quite up our street, so to speak, How to Be Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude.
Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour, and its authors include Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, the every-chic Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas – each their own bohemian free-thinker and iconoclast, and they are not afraid to cut through myths and tell it like it really is (in Paris).
Co-author Caroline de Maigret looking effortlessly Parisian, probably in Paris
The witty book includes anecdotes you don't expect to hear, however in exactly the way you want to hear it. Snapshot: The foursome are not against smoking in bed, and of course are all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain when it comes to style... Just like Caroline de Maigret. Enjoy: