This week I picked up a copy of Madame Figaro and had my socks knocked off...way off. A major debunk of the Americam obsession with the French woman as the be-all and end-all of chicness, elegance, and ye old JE NE SAIT QUOI. You know what I'm talking about. At last PBers.
Photo c/o The Independent
A PB drawing just so you don't yell at me for not including some art...
So not ALL French women are Ines de la Fressange or CharlotteGainsbourg!? Who knew?
Grand Merci to writer Peggy Frey.
Not all French women are Fab cooks.
Many of them are at Picard to pick up dinner for their microwaves
(and meet the cute single guys doing the same).
Are French women more adept, more mysterious around French men?
Not if you read any of their magazines?
They are just as confused and tortured by romantic relationships as the rest of us. They are human after all!
The weight thing is completely debunked and nothing to do with eating cabbage soup the live-long day, which by the way I've yet to see on any menu or the ready-to-eat prepped food area at Monop. They smoke. A lot. That's minus 7 pounds for you.
Many American authors are mentioned in the article who have spread the myth of the perfect French woman including Pamela Druckerman for suggesting French kiddies are little angels and not vrai monstres. In my opinion they come pretty close but that's just my observations and what do I know?
Here's the irony. The French are quite obsessed with American style. In the same issue of MF the 'Palm Beach' look is given 4 pages.
Jennifer Garner gets a big write up. Last week's Elle had Jennifer Annison as the first story?! They are completement fou with her.
Last page of MF features US TV star of 'Bones'. Go figure?
The obsession with American fast food drives me completement fou/crazy. Did I mention wearing Franklin and Marshall T-shirts are IN and the The Preppy look is hot for ados (adolescents)
So I guess it's a fair exchange of idiocies non?
What do you think PBers?