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Ooh La La!: : French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day
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The author of Bonjour, Happiness! offers a revealing foray into French femininity with beauty and style secrets from the women of Paris and beyond.
French women seem to have a special knack for life's most important things—food, love, raising children. And in matters of beauty and style, they appear to be at an unfair advantage. But the truth is that French women are not born more attractive than anyone else—and everything they know can be learned.
French women learn at a young age how to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy, inside and out. It's an allure that outlasts youth—in fact, some of France's most celebrated women are femmes d'un certain âge.
Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to instruct her on style, grooming, and genuinely liking her reflection in the mirror. Now she shares that wisdom along with advice from other French women on fragrance, image consulting, makeup, and more.
"This charming foray into French femininity will make a perfect cadeau for any Francophile lady." —Publishers Weekly

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The author of Bonjour, Happiness! offers a revealing foray into French femininity with beauty and style secrets from the women of Paris and beyond.
French women seem to have a special knack for life's most important things—food, love, raising children. And in matters of beauty and style, they appear to be at an unfair advantage. But the truth is that French women are not born more attractive than anyone else—and everything they know can be learned.
French women learn at a young age how to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy, inside and out. It's an allure that outlasts youth—in fact, some of France's most celebrated women are femmes d'un certain âge.
Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to instruct her on style, grooming, and genuinely liking her reflection in the mirror. Now she shares that wisdom along with advice from other French women on fragrance, image consulting, makeup, and more.
"This charming foray into French femininity will make a perfect cadeau for any Francophile lady." —Publishers Weekly

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        As a young girl whiling away the summers with her French grandmother in Toulouse, Callan (Bonjour, Happiness!) spent many a late afternoon admiring a print of Guy Dessapt’s Le Moulin Rouge. In this combination lifestyle guide and travelogue, Callan interviews French women and Francophile expats from Paris to Lille to Normandy on topics like beauty, fashion, and feminine hygiene in an effort to divine the wellspring of a French woman’s je ne sais quoi, or her “ooh la la,” as Callan puts it. A “charisma expert” weighs in on displaying confidence, a masseuse explains the French approach to fitness (they “don’t like to get sweaty in groups”), and Callan’s friend Sylvia describes her government-funded, postpartum vaginal rejuvenation therapy. The author also muses on her favorite iconic fashions and their histories and the French reverence for “femmes d’un certain âge,” one of whom—Madame Poupie Cadolle, the “Queen of Lingerie”—cuts a particularly striking figure. This charming foray into French femininity will make a perfect cadeau for any Francophile lady. Agent: Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

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        French women are often considered sexier and more sophisticated than their American counterparts. In her latest exploration of France's feminine mystique, Callan (French Women Don't Sleep Alone; Bonjour Happiness) claims that the allure of French women lies in their "ooh la la." The good news for women around the globe is that they don't have to be French to develop a chic sense of style. Part travelog and part beauty guide, this lighthearted handbook includes advice that the author picked up on her travels to France. Callan expounds on topics such as selecting a signature fragrance, choosing a flattering wardrobe, finding a beauty mentor, pampering oneself, aging gracefully, and feeling confident. According to the author, French women are more comfortable in their skin; she encourages readers not only to take care of their physical attributes but also to nurture their authentic selves. VERDICT Callan takes readers on another delightful romp through France, relying heavily on positive stereotypes. This worthwhile addition provides universal lessons on looking and feeling fabulous and will appeal to Francophiles.--Ajoke Kokodoko, Oakland P.L.

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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French women seem to have a special knack for life's most important things—food, love, raising children. And in matters of beauty and style, they appear to be at an unfair advantage. But the truth is that French women are not born more attractive than anyone else—and everything they know can be learned.
French women learn at a young age how to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy, inside and out. It's an allure that outlasts youth—in fact, some of France's most celebrated women are femmes d'un certain âge.
Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to instruct her on style, grooming, and genuinely liking her reflection in the mirror. Now she shares that wisdom along with advice from other French women on fragrance, image consulting, makeup, and more.
"This...

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