The French woman has remained a mystery for many years past; simple, seductive, and sophisticated are simply a few words to describe the je ne sais quoi that the French woman oozes with pursed-lip pronunciation.
As if last week’s haute couture shows weren’t enough too nudge us into French inspiration, this past Monday signified Bastille Day, otherwise known as the French’s Fourth of July, or “le quatorze juillet”.
So, with all of the French influences storming our way, it leaves us wondering why there lies a great gap between the American trend-savvy woman and the French style-refined lady and where this wedge of differences originated (and how it can be bridged).
Taryn Davidson by Txema Yeste for Marie Claire Italia October 2010
The lead enforcer of this gap is culture nonetheless, however, whether or not you follow French societal norms, the one asset that can…