You may or may not remember my review of Jeanne Damas and Lauren Bastide’s book À Paris that I wrote sometime at the beginning of this year (you can read it here). Since then, I can’t tell you how many of my friends told me they wanted to read it, but I would’ve had to teach them French. Thankfully, Viking Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House UK) released a beautiful English edition for everyone to enjoy. To be quite honest, I think the cover is even more beautiful than the original with a lovely shade of Millenial pink and an image grid that resembles Instagram’s.
The book features 20 interviews of Parisian women aged between 14 and 70 paired with beautiful film photography. In between the portraits they’ve added fun pages about Parisian life like finding the perfect shade of red lipstick (because of course, this is a staple in a French woman’s beauty routine). I think everyone obsessed with French elegance and refinement will adore this book. The women presented all have something unique to offer, which was lovely to discover.
Christmas is coming and I think this book is a lovely gift for your friends, sisters or mom (I actually received my French copy last year for Christmas from my grandmother). Get the book here.
English edition was gifted but all opinions are my own*