Love Style Life
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The guardian of all style” (The New York Times Magazine) shares stories on life, love, style, and career, from Paris to New York, and inspires readers to cultivate an effortless chic that is all their own.
Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.
Praise for Garance Doré and Love Style Life
“The most elegant, funny, truthful book on style, love and life. Garance is an original with the cutest French accent.”—Jenna Lyons, president and creative director, J.Crew
“This charming book by fashion blogger Doré is part memoir and part style guide, gathered together in a chic, Gallic-inflected package.”—Publishers Weekly
“One of blogdom’s most compelling storytellers.”—The New York Times
“Doré’s mix of portrait photography, illustrations, collages, and stream-of-consciousness writing . . . has given the fashion world en masse a girl crush.”—Interview
“Garance Doré embodies effortless French style.”—Martha Stewart Living
13h00 — Ooooh, it’s time for lunch. Everyone knows that when you’re a career woman, you have to use every lunch to network. So every day I lunch with my boyfriend someone different, just to keep filling my belly address book. After lunch, I make my way back to the studio. Oh, did I mention? I don’t have a desk. Nooope, I’m too disorganized creative for that. I work sprawled out on my couch wherever inspiration leads me. Everyone at the studio finds it super annoying inspiring. They love to
go to the Louvre one of these days. Wanna come with me to the Louvre? Oh, you prefer going to the Bon Marché? All right.” Talking in negatives. “It’s not bad, uh?” = It’s good. “No, but I’m not saying I’m not liking it” = I like it. “It’s great, no?” = It’s great, isn’t it? AND PARISIANS HATE… Waiting in line = The Thing Parisians Hate More than Anything in the World. Parisians hate queuing so much that they’ve all agreed to hate queuing together. So instead of arranging themselves in a
e-mails with my friends to set up a night out. Or deals with my family, planning a vacation in Morocco, because otherwise there would be no vacation in Morocco with my family. It’s okay, it sort of works. But I know deep down how rude it is. SO rude. Absolutely rude. Also, one day my assistant might tell me she’s going to Morocco with my family in my place. She would be right to do so. I deserve it. I’m a bad person. All because of e-mail. YTS I’LL BE THERE ABUT
scary and a lot amazing, but one thing I knew was: I had butterflies in my belly. 25. FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLIES. 26. NEVER SAY NEVER. LOVE WILL SURPRISE YOU. IT’S CALLED SELF DISCOVERY. The funny thing is it got serious. We became a real couple. But it was complicated—it was hard to shift my self perception. And it was even harder to see the way some people—even close friends—distanced themselves. But I loved her. I wanted to be strong and proud and not succumb to the pressures of society. 27.
pretty rough, no? But style education is serious business. And when she has found what works for her, the French woman sticks to it. Emmanuelle Alt and her skinny jeans that make her legs look longer than the Eiffel Tower. Carine Roitfeld and her midi skirt, so strong and sexy. Caroline de Maigret and her bangs and forever-messy hair. We find what works, and and we’re not afraid to say no to everything else. Lisa Jones, making head-to-toe denim her own. SHE SAYS NO TO TRENDS. Trends are fun