Ooh La La!: French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day (Paperback)

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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 good news is that everything French women know can be learned. . ..

French women are not born more attractive than anyone else. They simply learn at a very 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 ge. Experience only makes them more irresistible. Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-m re 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, and shows you how to:

Discover the power of perfume
Find mentors who will help hone your personal style
Begin at the ends--hands, feet, and hair
Choose lingerie that makes you feel magnifique
Get an internal makeover and nourish your soul
Embrace your age gracefully and gorgeously

Bid au revoir to Botox, fad diets, and agonizing over every imperfection, and say hello to the truly timeless beauty that comes with making the most of your own unique je-ne-sais-quoi.

Praise for Jamie Cat Callan's Bonjour, Happiness

"With warmth and sincerity, Callan shares that most precious of French life lessons--the art of saying 'enough.' "--Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris

"Clever, insightful. . .provides immediate happiness. Voil " --Karen Karbo, author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

About the Author


Jamie Cat Callan grew up under the tutelage of her French grandmother, who taught her the secrets of French women's success with men. She has also traveled to France many times, lived in France, and interviewed numerous French women. She has published books on the subjects of relationships and writing, and has been featured in the "Modern Love" column in the New York Times, as well as Best American Erotica, The Missouri Review, and Story and American Letters & Commentary. She currently teaches writing at Wesleyan University Graduate Liberal Studies Program. She and her husband live in Cape Cod, Massachusettes.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780806535579
ISBN-10: 0806535571
Publisher: Citadel Press
Publication Date: May 28th, 2013
Pages: 200
Language: English