Charlotte - Style & fashion

Charlotte - Style & fashion

Bonsoir, my name is Charlotte. My mother, ex-model for Saint-Laurent, is American but I’ve lived in Paris since I was 4 years old. Since my mother was often abroad for fashion shows, my French grandmother, a dressmaker for Chanel, taught me the way to become a real Parisian. Today, I’m a wedding-planner and my husband directs a famous fashion magazine. I don’t have to tell you that I have a front seat at all of the fashion shows and I’ve developed a good general culture about fashion. Although I’m the personal shopper for my friends, my strong points are marriage and elegance.

The Parisian man is a contradiction. He’s drawn to the “nice girl” type, but he’s also attracted to the sexy fox. So how do we strike the right balance between demure and provocative? It’s better to be innocently suggestive than openly ‘come hither”.  We need to look delicate and fresh, not plastered in makeup. In Paris, a woman’s face is fundamental when you first meet. A man’s gaze goes first to your eyes, then to your mouth and your smile. Your boobs actually come last. The first step in enticing a guy the Parisian way, is to have the right reflexes before your mirror. Here’s a quick guide.

Elegance is a quality of a person presenting a certain refinement and ease in form and movement and, by extension, a person dressed with care as well as sobriety in a non-exaggerated style. However, elegance involves a great many other aspects based on relations with others and the outer world. For example, elegance is the ability to convey strong emotions without being invasive, or show interest in people and things without turning it into a narcissistic curiosity by a desire to stand out, or even to avoid exhibiting ones own abilities and talents. The philosopher Giacomo Marramao tells us more…

Karl Lagerfeld is by far the most famous fashion icon in the world.  As a designer, photographer and artist, he is known for his bold designs and constant reinvention.  

Daughter of a diplomat, Michela Bruni Reichlin has grown up as a citizen of the world. Half Swiss and half Neapolitan, Michela combines exactness and correctness with a creative and ingenious drive. Behind the appearance of a young, fashionable woman in perfect makeup and vertiginous heels, hides the determined and practical character of a self-made explorer, always ready for new adventures!

French women take their skincare very seriously. It’s part of our culture, we know beauty and know skincare… so we make it look easy and natural. This is the secret of the Parisian style, effortless clean beauty. The “Je ne sais quoi” beauty of a French girl. But the starting point is: we find a skin care routine that works and stick to each of us. In France, “clean beauty” is a global trend because women are starting to understand that “dirty” chemicals may cause allergies, or skin diseases. Let’s have a look at our skincare routine. 

The story of the well-known brand Repetto is an amazing tale…. But first and foremost, it’s the story of a free and modern woman Rose Repetto, an entrepreneur before her time. A woman of passion who believed in her lucky star. Flashback to a French success story!

Imprescindibili nel mondo della moda, le blogger diffondono le tendenze, condividendo le proprie « cotte » con i loro fan. Ecco le blogger francesi che hanno saputo inserirsi in questo mondo che appartiene loro a pieno titolo.

Roger Vivier is often remembered for dressing a list of exceptional women. Not only did he design the shoes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II worn in 1953 on her coronation day, he also crafted acclaimed creations for the greatest personalities of his times: the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Soraya of Iran, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and, of course, Catherine Deneuve in “Belle de Jour”, the film in which the iconic heels featuring the silver buckle made their first appearance. Dive with us into this fascinating story…

The mystery of stilettos revealed… Scientists have observed that stiletto heels accentuate the movement of a woman’s hips, while shortening their stride...

THE PARISIAN'S IT BAG

The Parisian and her handbag…a love story over the centuries. It can be mini, just enough for a phone and a credit card although very often huge, heavy and an annex to our home. We love it. During a well-filled day, it even turns into a set of matryoshkas, the Balenciaga shopping bag housing a Fendi evening bag and, of course, a makeup bag, not forgetting the shoulder bag for things that have to be found quickly…

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