Sunday, 21 October 2018

A Guide to Elegance by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

First of all, this is a 50 year old manual by a Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux.

It is a beauty, fashion and style manual, "A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions" if you want to freshen up your personal image.

It may become a survival guide for you in your search for personal fashion style.

Each chapter begins with A, B, C and so forth...

The book starts with basics like colour coordination and how to choose simple cuts for suits.

About the Author
Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux spent most of her life in Paris, and now lives in the south of France. Even as a child she preferred to accompany her mother to the dressmaker's rather than go to the movies. Her talent for design and making costume jewelry led her to open her own fashion house, and her success eventually took her to Nina Ricci, where she was the directrice for many years.

I grew up in a house surrounded by 5-6 elegant and fashionable ladies so I enjoyed watching them put on makeup, brush their hair, choose their dresses or suits (!!!) and step into gorgeous heels before going off to work.

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If you feel that you need a style guide, you will find this book helpful since it's written by a French lady and everyone knows that the French are known for their elegant classics.

Remember, it's just a guide - it is not prescriptive medicine so you do not need to follow anyone's orders.

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