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Une Femme Française

Une Femme Française

The Seductive Style of French Women

Catherine Malandrino

St. Martin's Press




All American women aspire to have the nonchalant style and grace of French women, that je ne sais quoi that makes all of their habits seem natural and effortless. In Une Femme Française, fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, a Frenchwoman who has lived and worked in the US for twenty years, reveals French women’s secrets for an American audience.

Grab a café crème and learn:

- To be your own creation, not a slave to the latest fashion
- What defines une femme Française: the little black dress, the boyish look, the rebel touch, and the carefree attitude
- The secrets of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the avatar of American women who admire the French
- Hair- and skin-care tricks from Paris It Girls
- That nonchalance, more than perfume, is sexy
- How to seduce anyone
- Why red is a necessity
- The real reason French women don't get fat: food is family


1. Dreams

French women don’t talk about “having it all,” or checking things off a list. They aspire to have “it,” a charm, a quality, an attitude toward seduction, style, and confidence that will make life and everything...

About the author

Catherine Malandrino

CATHERINE MALANDRINO is a designer from Grenoble, France. After graduating from Esmod Paris, she studied in Parisian couture houses with Louis Féraud, Emanuel Ungaro, and Et Vous, before joining Diane von Furstenberg in New York. She had her own fashion house for fifteen years in New York, before selling the company in 2011. In 2013, she left her creative role. She lives in New York, Paris, and the south of France.

Catherine Malandrino

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