Category Archives: Beauty

Les femmes pulpeuses

It’s almost fall, and for me fall equals fashion. If you’re looking at the September issue of a fashion magazine, you may notice that the model on the cover looks a little, well, rounder than in the past. According to … Continue reading

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Être rasoir

Today’s entry is by guest blogger Katherine Churchill, a student in my AP French class. Merci, Katherine! Ranking with baguettes, berets, striped shirts and cigarettes at the top of the list of salient French stereotypes are rumors about French hygiene. … Continue reading

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Il n’y a pas d’élégance possible sans parfum

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a fabulous bottle of French perfume. Once again, proving how incredibly reasonable I am, I’ll just steer Santa in the right direction and let him make the ultimate decision. … Continue reading

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Les Journées Particulières

If you can be in France on October 15 and 16, 2011 you’ll have the chance to participate in Les Journées Particulières (lay joornay par-tea-coo-lee-air) sponsored by LVMH, the luxury goods conglomerate. This phrase translates as “special,” “unusual,” or “private” … Continue reading

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Qui se ressemble, s’assemble

I’ve discovered a great shopping street near the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement – rue Saint-Sulpice, which then becomes Place Saint-Sulpice next to the church of the same name. Here are some of my favorite shops starting at … Continue reading

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Qui sème le vent, récolte la tempête

François Coty, born on May 3, 1874, was a complicated man. His real name was Joseph Maris François Spoturno. He was a perfume manufacturer and newspaper magnate, but also fascist and anti-Semite. He was born in Corsica and he was … Continue reading

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Rien n’est laid pour celui qui aime

At the end of the 19th century, Théophile LeClerc, Parisian pharmacist and student of the Beaux Arts school, experimented in his basement lab with a loose rice-based face powder. The powder was intended to set makeup and absorb oil all … Continue reading

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