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How To Be Chic and Elegant

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How To Be Chic and Elegant

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Apr 6, 2012


Constantly worried about how you look?
Cannot put an outfit together?
Do not know how to make the most of your shape?

If shopping is not the pleasurable experience it really should be and you don’t know which way to turn, ‘Houston you have a problem’. Your confidence is suffering and it shows.
‘Oh ma pauvre dame’.

If you ever thought that chic and elegance were beyond you, think again. Give me a little of your time and I shall convince you that effortless style can be yours in my new book, ‘How to be Chic and Elegant’.

Over 200 simple tips will propel you to sidewalk model in no time at all.

‘How to be Chic and Elegant’ is divided into the following chapters:

General Tips
Body Shapes
Hands & Nails

Many women are crying out for the secrets of effortless French chic. Here, in one small book, you have those secrets and more besides.The book is direct and straightforward with no waffle or padding.

You can take this book with you anywhere, on your ereader or mobile phone and read it at any time. Apply the tips right away, and literally see results in the mirror immediately. Save money on impulse purchases and learn to sharpen your style eye. After just a little while, chic and elegance will be effortless because you will be chic and elegant from the inside out, naturally.

Here are just a few of the subjects covered:

• How to achieve an individual look while saving money
• What timeless accessories we should all own
• What clothes to avoid at all costs
• The simple trick to perk up your breasts
• The secrets of achieving a French woman’s look
• A strange (but effective) way to whiten your nails in minutes
• A technique that helps! You will always be well put together even if you have to leave the house at 5 am
• Natural products to fight against acne
• How to make your legs appear longer
• A simple trick to avoid ‘morning hair’
• The three essential tips that you should never forget to achieve the perfect look

Why should you buy this book? The secrets of effortless chic and elegance are here for the taking. You do not have to spend a fortune or take hours trawling the shops.

Follow my simple instructions and start hearing the compliments roll in!

A là prochaine!

Apr 6, 2012

Informazioni sull'autore

Marie-Anne Lecoeur is a French author living in Jersey, Channel Islands. How to be Chic and Elegant is her first book, which contains more than 200 tips on how to achieve a chic and elegant look effortlessly. She is currently writing her second book in the chic and elegant series.

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Copyright © 2011 Marie-Anne Lecoeur



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A ma chère Maman


Chic. What is it? It is not about trends, being fashionable and spending vast amounts of money on one’s wardrobe. It is about knowing what to wear for each occasion, how to accessorise the outfits, the do’s and don'ts of dressing well.

Chic is about simple lines, great cuts and classic clothes that we can wear for years. It is about understatement and simplicity.

Elegance. What is it? Elegance is about how we wear our clothes. It is about how we talk, how we walk and how we act in public. It is a whole attitude.

Chic and elegance go hand in hand in my book. We could be well-dressed but if we slouch, eat with our mouth open or swear a lot, sorry, but we will not be elegant. Elegance is the opposite of vulgarity. It is an attitude that keeps a bit of ourselves undiscovered. Who wants to know all the details of the last hangover? Keeping a bit of mystery is elegant. Too much familiarity is not.

What we wear can reflect our lack of taste and this will be emphasised if our personality clashes with our clothes. It is important to harmonise our look with our personality. For instance, if we wear clothes that are on-trend but better suited for a woman thirty years our junior, we will jar with our clothes and the total look will not work. We all know good and bad impressions are made in the first few seconds. So, it is important to give some thought to our appearance if we wish to make that all important, first impression, a good one.

It is amazing how wearing the right outfit can make us feel fantastic. It is a well known fact that when we feel good, we look happier and more attractive, bien sûr. This, in turn, will have a positive impact on our self-esteem. In our professional life, ‘looking the part’ will help us boost our confidence. Improving our self confidence will help us to achieve more.

Chic and elegance are not the prerogative of the rich. There is no point in spending vast amounts of money trying to emulate pop stars’ outfits and achieving only one thing: a total lack of taste. At the other end of the spectrum, many women of modest means look absolutely stunning in elegantly cut clothes, bought in the sales.

Enough of the platitudes and down to business. How do French women look chic and elegant?

They do not adorn themselves like a Christmas tree.

They do not wear overworked garments and clothes that scream ‘tasteless’.

They do not wear too many colours at once.

They do not overdo the girly look either. You know the one, too much hair, too much makeup, too many frills, too much of everything.

They do go for classic styles, always.

They do choose classic colours, like black, navy, dark red, camel and white.

They do have a knack of looking well-dressed simply and effortlessly.

The following tips are not rocket science. They are borne out of my own experience growing up in France or picked up along the way while living in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Believe me, they are all tried and tested. I hope that they will help you avoid many style faux-pas and ease you into chic and elegance simply and effortlessly.

General Tips

Tip 1: Mirrors

Please, please, please invest in mirrors, especially a full-length one. It is an ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL. This is the only way you can judge at a glance whether your look is well coordinated from the top of your head to the tip of your shoes. Small mirrors will only show part of you: what you see may be great, what you do not may be a disaster. Do not leave your final check to the last minute in case you need to change your jacket, coat or shoes.

Tip 2: Leaving the house

It is important that you give yourself a final check before leaving the house. Have a full length mirror in the bedroom and, if you can afford it, another by the front door. If your

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  • (3/5)
    Don't take this book too seriously, it's just one person's opinion. Also some of the views seem outdated.
  • (5/5)
    This book has opened me to the true meaning of Elegance.
    I am now aware I owe it to myself to look chic & elegant.
    Thank you so much!
  • (4/5)
    A short, enjoyable read. Most of the information is pretty typical stuff - care for your nails, stand up straight, dress for your body type - but narrated in a very likeable and no-nonsense way.