To me, glamour has always been epitomized by French chic and French lifestyle. I got the "French virus" from my beloved late Gran when I was just a little girl, and I've had a love and passion for everything French ever since. Over the years I've tried to understand and decipher that famous l'art de vivre: I've accumulated a lot of knowledge coming from books, magazines and blogs, and most importantly from my 4 years of living in France and having a French boyfriend.
There's so much more to French chic than just fashion. Like glamour, it's not a fleeting trend, it's not a dress you put on in the morning and take off in the evening. It's an attitude, it's a deliberate choice to live your life in a certain way, it's a lifestyle, and to me it's the most beautiful and glamorous lifestyle there is. The French make art out of living, they know how to appreciate beauty and elegance in every aspect of their life: whether it's a well-tailored piece of clothing, a four-course elaborate diner with friends and family, a piece of art or a vintage item picked up at a flea market. Their lifestyle is always about quality, never about quantity.
Over the years I've tried to incorporate different aspects of French lifestyle into my own life but sadly, I've never been as dedicated as I wanted to be. That's why I decided to turn this dream into a project: my own "French Chic" project. I want to cook a perfect French diner (and write my own French cookbook one day), I want to drink a glass of wine while dining, I want to eat like a French woman and never get fat, I want to edit my wardrobe, toss what I don't love and invest in classic and timeless pieces, I want to enjoy every single day of my life like it is my birthday. I want to discover new French books and movies, I want to listen to French music while I decorate our home in chic French style. From now on, I want to dedicate my energy to creating my own perfect French lifestyle. And even if we are not living in France right now, I know that in few years we'll go back to our French life because it's in France where I feel most myself, and it's in Paris where I was the happiest.