recently freatured items on the style page of the trendy Paris store Colette

image: spotted on the website style page of the trendy Paris store Colette. Apparently there are some alternatives to stiletto heels this fall.

AnneNote: Work is going well on the update to Chic & Slim Toujours. What a lot of interesting new products and techniques have become available since I wrote the first edition of this book. More than previously, I am certain we can stay chic and slim toujours — forever. 20 September 2017


|| 28 August 2017

Nouvelles: now until 28 November

The next three months there will be no regular twice-weekly Nouvelles. I hope (finally !) to finish the much-interruped update to Chic & Slim Toujours, to make major revisions to the website design, and to work on this never-ending restoration project on my old house. I need this time away from the twice-weekly website updates to catch up on all these partially-done projects. Good grief ! I have been trying to finish that update to Toujours for over two years! And I have been trying to repaint the interior of this house for over eight!

On 28 November 2017 I will be back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Chic & Slim website. À bientôt

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|| 20 August 2017

Online Sewing Communities

Whether you sew or not, online sewing community websites are excellent places to view various styles on women who are not professional models. More . . .

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|| 17 August 2017

The Bettencourt Affair

The oldest — and certainly the richest — of the chic French women of certain age featured in Chic & Slim Toujours is Liliane Bettencourt, the nonagenarian heiress to the L’Oréal fortune. For a decade a scandal has revolved around Mme Bettencourt and her friend François-Marie Banier. Now Tom Sancton, former Paris bureau chief for Time, has written The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris. Perhaps something distracting and entertaining to read in these troubled times. More . . .

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|| 13 August 2017

Sewing Your Own Chic

You don't look chic if your clothes don't fit. And one certain way to get that perfect fit is to sew your own clothes. Today the Internet offers resources to help women who sew. Merci to Jill in San Francisco who sent information and links. When I checked out the first of the links, I had a delightful surprise I will share with you. More . . .

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