Paris Chic and TrendyPaperback
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- Publisher: Little Bookroom,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 152mm x 18mm | 363g
- Publication date: 14 February 2008
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1892145537
- ISBN 13: 9781892145536
- Illustrations note: Colour photographs
- Sales rank: 358,424
How "do" those French women manage to look sophisticated, casual, and unique? It may be in the water, it may be in the gene pool . . . or they may have a copy of" Paris Chic & Trendy," a savvy guide that describes fifty-four of the best boutiques, designers' studios, and vintage stores in the French capital. Some are small studio-shops run by up-and-coming designers, featuring only their own work (and maybe that of a few creative friends). Other stores showcase a sophisticated edit of pieces from seasoned designers who supply French fashionistas with must-have items every season (think Jasmin Puech handbags, Agnes B. striped T-shirts, Repetto ballet flats). The pages of this pocket-size guide are overflowing with colorful photos of each shop and their merchandise: jewelry, lingerie, shoes, handbags, separates, dresses, sweater sets, stilettos and boots, trench coats, and LBDs: It's all in "Paris Chic & Trendy," the go-to guide to find the most stylish shops in the most stylish city.
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Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine has two passions: journalism and fashion. Born in 1973, she studied political sociology before becoming a writer for "Nova Magazine" under the direction of Jean-Francois Bizot. She has written for "Vogue France," and is now a freelance writer for "Elle," "Atmosphere," "Rendez-Vous," and "France-Amerique." In 2003, she published "Paris sur mesure" (Parigramme). Sandrine Alouf lives in Paris. In 2006 she had a photographic installation, "A ciel ouvert" ("Open to the Skies"), at Station Luxembourg in Paris.
Reviews of the French language edition: "Pretty...practical and absolutely essential." -"Le Figaro" "A glance through Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine's colorful new pocket-size bilingual guidebook "Paris Chic & Trendy" is a whirl of colorful storefronts and close-ups of jackets, underwear and accessories she and Sandrine Alouf, her photographer, found worthy of note." -"France Today"