"On the train, I much prefer a book to a newspaper, and not only because it’s less cumbersome. The paper doesn’t absorb my attention enough and, above all, doesn’t take me sufficiently out of the present."
Six Contes Moraux: 6. L’amour, l’après-midi (1972), dir. Eric Rohmer
Effortless French Style
We envy french women for the je ne sais quois that is so characteristic of French style, the effortless unstudied chic of it: The tangled hair of Vanessa Paradis, the faded jeans of Charlotte Gainsbourg, the masculine shirts and ballet flats of Inès de la Fressange- the least you can say of them is that not one is notable for extravagance. French elegance is untamed, but never excessive.