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In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light

In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light

by Jeanne Damas, Lauren Bastide


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"If the Internet could create its version of the perfect girl, Jeanne Damas would probably be her. . . . She's nailed that French girl je ne sais quoi." —Vogue

A window on the world's most stylish city, with more than 100 full-color photos and profiles of 20 diverse and inspiring Parisian women, by "the coolest, most beautiful French girl in France" (GQ) and a former editor in chief of French Elle

"We've always been crazy in love with this city. . . . We love its arrogance, its clumsiness, its simplicity. And especially the women who live here."

Two quintessential Parisian women—model and fashion designer Jeanne Damas and journalist Lauren Bastide—shine a spotlight on twenty real-life women of Paris, dispelling the myth that there's only one type of Parisian woman and introducing us to the city that real Parisiennes live in. They're booksellers, singers, writers, activists, and antique dealers; they live in small studios, spacious apartments, or houseboats; their ages range from fourteen to seventy . . . and all embody the effortless chic and insouciant spirit of the legendary Parisian woman.

In Paris takes us into these women's lives, telling us about their careers, families, favorite nightlife spots, shopping habits, and beloved books and films. Full-color photos taken by Jeanne herself accompany charming lists of advice on the French art de vivre—from the best places to people-watch with a glass of wine after work to the perfect Parisian playlist to the ten things that a French woman would never, ever post on Instagram. Witty, elegant, and modern, In Paris is an ode to Paris through the eyes of its eternally cool women—for everyone who has ever dreamed of one day living in Paris.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143133681
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 416,486
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeanne Damas is a Parisian model, fashion icon, actress, designer, and photographer. She recently launched her own fashion line, Rouje, and starred in the film Rock'n Roll alongside Marion Cotillard. She has collaborated with many international brands, including Gucci, Mango, Nina Ricci, Macy's, and &otherstories and is one of Forbes's "30 Under 30."

Lauren Bastide is a French journalist who has previously been the editor in chief of French Elle and a columnist on the famous French television show Le Grand Journal. She currently hosts the feminist podcast La Poudre, France's top independent podcast, in which she interviews inspiring women from diverse backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Rue de Lappe with Amélie Pichard 15

Our Paris. Village life in the city

Le Square Trousseau with Nathalie Dumeix 27

The anti-selfie set

In the Quartier Chinois with Patricia Badin 39

Going for an apéritif

In Village Popincourt with Charlotte Morel 49

Loving the Internet, loathing the Internet

In Saint-Ouen with Fanny Clairville 57

Doing it like a Parisienne

By the Jardin des Tuileries with Sophie Fontanel 67

Appreciating what's natural

Faubourg-Saint-Martin with Jesus Borges 79

In Paris, in love

Canal Saint-Martin with Noemi Ferst 89

(Well-) educated kids

Boulevard Voltaire with Valentine Maillot 99

Dinner chez-mon?

On Ile Saint-Louis with Emily Marant 109

Our Paris. Rocking red lips

Place Pereire with Dora Moutot

Let's dance

In Belleville with Lola Bessis 129

Wearing a trench coat

Gare de l'Est with Dorine Aguilar 141

The art of vintage shopping

By Notre-Dame with Sylvia Whitman 149

Becoming a culture vulture

In Ménilmontant with Crystal Murray 159

Buying flowers

In SoPi with Lucie Hautelin 169

Politicizing your life

On a barge in Neuilly with Anna Reinhardt 179

The summer uniform

In Saint-Germain-des-Prés with Zoé Le Ber 189

The winter uniform

Rue du Bac with Françoise Golovanoff 199

Dining out

In Montmartre with Lamia Lagha 209

City secrets

Map 220

Thank you 223

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