I just finished reading “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style and Other Bad Habits”. It was a super quick read, I finished it in a couple of hours, but I really enjoyed it. It’s written by 4 Parisian women, and gives some insights into their lifestyle, fashion, which stereotypes are true, and why they do some of the things they do.
Most of the things in the book are probably highly subjective, as Parisian women are most likely just like women from everywhere else in the world, sharing similarities and differences with each other and everyone else, but there were a few passages in the book that I especially liked:
“In truth, more than wanting to look young– which is but a fleeting illusion–they want above all to become the best possible version of themselves, outside and in, at any age.
In their mind, a single rule outweighs all others: enjoy the face you have today. It’s the one you’ll wish you have ten years from now.”
A Mother’s Advice on Love:
“Just because you only have one life doesn’t mean you should be afraid of wasting it.”
“The signature item is a gift that a woman gives herself depending on her age, her taste, and the size of her purse. It is a symbol of independence and freedom which states ‘I bought this for myself. I earned it and it makes me happy’.”
“Find ‘your’ perfume before you turn thirty. Wear it for the next thirty years.”
You can get the book here.