She's a professional image consultant, specializing in helping us Anglos acquire a bit of savoir faire. And perhaps even learn how to be a little more French!
We spent the day together in the Marais, enjoying the most fabulous lunch and then a walk on the cobble stone streets through the parks and gardens where we deconstructed French style. She's really brilliant and as a native French femme she truly understands the psyche of the Gauls.
And I learned so much!
First of all, you might think that Paris is all about basic black, but that's not true.
Look at all this color I found!
Micheline took me shopping at a fabulous store nestled in between ancient cathedrals and secret gardens. She talked about the power of color and then placed different fabrics against my face to get an idea of what I'd look good in. I generally gravitate toward red and black with dashes of white. As you can see:
However, with Micheline's encouragement, I tried something in brilliant blue--
a fabulous and very wild bright blue feather boa!
I know--it's tres burlesque, but I just couldn't help myself!
And besides, I'm in Paris, why resist all this pleasure!?