Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange

14/04/2011

Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange, fashion and style book. Parisiennes style secrets. French women fashion and style secrets. Parisian style. Parisian fashion tips. Via fashioned by love, british fashion blog
A few days  ago while discussing interesting reads with my French friend, I mentioned Inès de la Fressange. “Oh Ines”, – C said. – “She is the icon of chic in France".

I couldn’t have agreed more. The very first supermodel to sign an exclusive modelling contract with Chanel, Inès became Lagerfeld’s muse and the face of everything bearing Chanel logo. Then – a face for Marianne, the symbol of France. Then there was her own clothes label and later, Roger Vivier that she successfully revived in 2002. She married, had two daughters, Nine and Viollette who look just as amazing as their mother. She presented a creation by Gaultier for his Spring/Summer 2009 haute couture collection at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. In 2011 she was one of the models at Chanel Spring/Summer fashion show and became a face of L’Oreal Paris. And, as if her life wasn’t busy and exciting enough, she wrote a book.

Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange, fashion and style book. Parisiennes style secrets. French women fashion and style secrets. Parisian style. Parisian fashion tips. Via fashioned by love, british fashion blog
A style guide to Parisian chic…

First time I heard about the book, I quietly died of an intense overwhelming joy that filled my brain almost to the point of bursting. I placed an order there and then and spent several months waiting patiently (well as if…) for my copy to arrive. I read it in one sitting, the book was too precious and interesting to leave it for later.

Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange, fashion and style book. Parisiennes style secrets. French women fashion and style secrets. Parisian style. Parisian fashion tips. Via fashioned by love, british fashion blog
In this beautiful edition illustrated by Inès herself, she generously shares her secrets on looking chic and beautiful, organising your wardrobe, decorating your house, finding the most amazing Parisian hotels, boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange, fashion and style book. Parisiennes style secrets. French women fashion and style secrets. Parisian style. Parisian fashion tips. Via fashioned by love, british fashion blog
She basically creates a fashion and lifestyle bible made of precise tips accompanied by beautiful outfits modelled by Nine and photographed by Benoit Peverelli.

 Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange, fashion and style book. Parisiennes style secrets. French women fashion and style secrets. Parisian style. Parisian fashion tips. Via fashioned by love, british fashion blog
I loved this book so much that I decided to host a giveaway and send a copy of the Guide to one of my readers. I wish I could do it sooner. I rushed to buy the second copy as soon as I finished mine only to find out that the book was completely sold out BEFORE the official release date of 4 April. And so I had to sit tight and wait until it was reprinted. God knows, it was difficult for me to keep such a secret from you, but luckily I didn’t have to wait for too long this time…

Parisian chic by Ines de la Fressange, fashion and style book. Parisiennes style secrets. French women fashion and style secrets. Parisian style. Parisian fashion tips. Via fashioned by love, british fashion blog
Now, the “official rules”. All you need to do for your chance to win a freshly printed beautiful copy of this amazing book is to follow Fashion by Love by clicking on the “follow” button on on the bottom of the page and then leave a comment. For additional entries, you can also follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin’ and Facebook or mention this giveaway on your blog – please leave additional comments letting me know that you followed me via any of the above sources or posted about the giveaway.

The winner will be announced on Monday 25 April 2011. Good luck!

Photo sources: L’Oreal Paris, amazon.co.uk, elle.fr

24 comments:

  1. Ok, first time ever that I'm leaving a comment with a giveaway post xD I read about this book a while ago and it seems fab!

    x

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  2. What a fantastic giveaway! I've just ordered the book this week,what a coincidence;), it's been on my wishlist for some time, ad I can't wait for it to arrive. I'm sure I won't leave it off my hands until I've read it. :) Ada

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  3. I would love to be as chic as Ines <3 the book looks great, definitely one for the wishlist :)

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  4. i follow you everywhere sweet..first time entering though!

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  5. nice combination!
    the marine look is exactly the same! incredible!

    xoxo
    http://laurahospes.blogspot.com

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  6. this giveaway is amazing!!!love it :DD

    your blog is great ,too :DD
    you've done a very nice work :)))

    i followed you on google account ,bloglovin and fb :)

    http://caramellitsa.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm a Google Friend follower! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) Com

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  8. Following you on bloglovin!!

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  9. Ines is indeed...very special impressive person:-)*
    As a little girl,I always dreamed as she done her own business,her life style...and many,many more fantastic things!!!
    That is when your work is passion and hobby also in one:-)))*
    Oh,I like you GIVEAWAY so,so much!!!

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  10. france fashion are so so so interesting and i adore it. i followed you in fb (my fb Ari Paundra).

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  11. Awesome post! I love the Parisian look. I now feel obligated to buy this book haha.

    All the best, Angel

    http://www.fashionablynumb.com

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  12. Wow, ever since I read your first entry about "La Parisienne" as a special creature, I've been coveting more... Ines de la Fressange is the epitome of Parisian chic and I'd love to read more about her thoughts and choices regarding everything chic. If i don't win this book, I really have to buy it. ;)

    Have a wonder-ful day!

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  13. This looks an amazing must read- book :) what a lovely giveaway!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com
    xx

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  14. I've been looking for the perfect khaki trench and striped shirt for awhile now. Your blog is really a constant stream of inspiration! :)

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  15. I ADORE HER style and have been wanting to guy this book... please count me in :)

    ♥ Marta from With Love...

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  16. Looks like a fantastic read :)

    I'm following you on Twitter @meewal

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  17. Great blog darling! Thank you for the comment on mine, you've got yourself a new follower :)

    -Kirsten
    www.chroniclesofafashionista.com

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  18. Hello dear. This is an amazing giveaway! I think books are sometimes more useful than a piece of clothing, so I congratulate you for this.

    I am already following you via Google Friend.
    I liked your facebook page both by my personal profile (Ana Patricia S...) and by my blog's page (VirusChic).
    I also followed you on twitter (@tatypage) and liked you on Bloglovin' :)

    Ok that was a lot, but I really like your super cute style and blog n.n

    Also I have a question: is this giveaway open internationally? I didn't read it anywhere.

    Feel free to visit my blog if you like :) have an awesome day and good luck to everyone!♥

    -Ana
    http://viruschic.blogspot.com

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  19. Following! What a great giveaway!

    <3
    aj
    http://cashmerecandy.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hei! Folow you with Bloglovin and friends connect, love your blog and I would love to win the book! Thanks!

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  21. Oh I read about this book and sighed wistfully... thank you so much for holding such a fantastic giveaway. Already follow the blog (of course!) and just added you on blog lovin and twitter (didn't know you had one, come say hi)!

    Natalya xxx

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  22. Followed on bloglovin! would have followed anyway as your blog is beautiful! come say hello if you have a spare minute or two! Love C x

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  23. LOVE this amazing Giveaway - would adore winning it.
    Followed on GFC and bloglovin.
    Brill and fingers xxx
    A xx

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  24. The books sounds like a must have! I love your blog. I have followed you on google, Bloglovin and twitter. Thanks
    www.the-glamorous.blogspot.com

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