The April Edition of Vouz! Magazine is now out www.vouzmagazine.com
Vouz! is a premium online magazine (also available in hard copy), and the creation of Corinne Tuddenham-Finn and Shane Finn. It spotlights the luxury lifestyle world and professionally covers fashion, style, beauty, art, jewellery, events, people, property, travel, cars, superyachts, sport and many more high-end genres.
The April edition is also my debut as their Style Consultant - The French Chic Expert.
In my first article for Vouz, I cover the issue of authentic French Chic as being a process not a look. Head over to VOUZ! and read my article now, share the link to your social media and enjoy the high quality, professional content of what is sure to become a must read publication for anyone aspiring to life’s most elegant moments,
I hope you have en elegant weekend
Bonjour French Chic Ladies
I am giving somebody the chance to attend my Chanel Your Chic! Masterclass at 4pm Paris Time (11am NYC) on 25 March 2021 ABSOLUTELY FREE.
All you have to do is:
Go to Instagram here is my post with the rules https://www.instagram.com/p/CMrEoVWj5d6/
Make sure you follow me on Instagram
Create an Instagram post stating your favourite Style quote from Coco Chanel and what it means to you
Put “@marieannelecoeur #thefrenchchicexpert” in the description
Competition closes midnight Paris Time 23 March 2021. Even if you have already bought a ticket this is a chance to get your money back! I will choose the best entry in my opinion and contact the lucky winner by DM or comment on their post to organise their prize in advance of the Masterclass.
This competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
So get your Style thinking caps on and best of luck
There is no doubt about it: since La Grande Dame de la Mode opened her Rue Cambon Atelier in Paris in 1910, women from all over the world have been clamouring for her look.
No other Fashion House has consistently maintained that look of effortless elegance year after year and maintained a look that is quintessentially its own.
If you ever dreamt of getting the Chanel look - now is your chance. With just a few simple ideas, some inspired looks and some attention to detail, you can Chanel Your Chic without blowing your budget.
In my Chanel Your Chic! Masterclass, you get an easy to follow system and five outfit suggestions that will deliver Chanel Style Chic in every outfit. Join now at the Early Bird price of just $77. Join me at 4pm Paris time on Thursday 25 March 2021.
Or, if you just want to learn how to apply some of Coco Chanel's timeless style advice watch my video here
I hope you have a Chic and Stylish weekend
For all of my French Chic Daily Subscribers - a very big thank you for your continued support. The French Chic Daily is continuing under the new name of French Chic 365. The amazing content will remain the same, the unbelievable discounts on my premium courses will remain the same. The French Chic 365 really is a mini Academy for a fraction of the price. The content delivered day by day runs across the whole French Chic Academy curriculum for an amazing $11 a month. And for those who want to delve below the surface of topics covered you can take advantage of the discounts you will not find anywhere else. So if you want authentic French Chic Style for less than a Starbucks coffee a week this is the program for you
I am very pleased to be able to announce that I have been appointed style consultant as The French Chic Expert with Vouz! Magazine https://www.vouzmagazine.com/
A big, big thank you to Corinne Tuddenham-Finn and Shane Finn the Founders for giving me an amazing platform from which to spread the word about authentic French Chic, style, chic and elegance to a wider audience. My first piece will be appearing in April's issue. I had better get writing!
Vouz! Magazine is a free to read online magazine published once a month. I hope you will take the opportunity to check it out and support them in their endeavour to promote style, under stated elegance and quality - goals which resonate very deeply with me
After my recent video in which I styled my new Tory Burch loafers with jeans I had a large number of requests to style them with skirts. So, in tonight's video I give you 3 very different French Chic Outfits pairing loafers with skirts. I hope you enjoy them - follow the link here https://youtu.be/ac_xEYznwXE.
The outfits will be upload to the Atelier as quickly as I can xx
I have a new resource on my website for anyone trying to recreate any of my outfits - it is L'Atelier.
Part of the fun of Style is taking inspiration from an outfit you like and trying to re-create it with what you have. Sometimes you may need just that one piece to complete a look and that is where my Atelier page comes in.
An atelier is an artist's studio or workshop: a place where creation, recreation and re-creation combine to move your art forward. And Style to me is Art. So move your style journey forward with inspiration and fascination in equal measure from my French Chic Atelier.
I will be re-creating some of my most popular looks from my YouTube Channel and Instagram Account here, with links to my Obsessed With It page. So, if you want to re-create a certain look you have all the inspiration AND the resources you need.
Navigate the slideshow by either playing, stepping through with the arrows or clicking on the thumbnails. Click on an outfit main image to get to my Obsessed With It page with all the links you will need.
I hope you will get inspired by my outfits and that you will have fun re-creating them.
The current lockdown is causing people to suffer more than ever. Just as we thought things were improving, it seems to be getting worse. From just the blues, to full blown depression, people are finding it hard to get motivated. In my video tonight at 8pm Paris Time I share with you one tip that I find really helps. Also, inspired by Sarah and Fernanda's stories recently shared on the blog and in my French Chic Community, there will be an exciting announcement in my video about my Revive! 7 Day Lockdown Challenge Masterclass join me tonight
Baggy is back, apparently, when it comes to jeans. Heralded by some fashion houses this season and a need to keep recycling old styles and continuing the trend to comfortable, lounge wear in these lockdown times - baggy is best according to trend setting pollsters.
As always I advocate against anything baggy and shapeless. Not only does it make you - well baggy and shapeless - it will do nothing for your Chic Classic style. I much prefer better cut tailored jeans. My preference as a Rectangle is for bootcut. I recommend them for most shapes - they are versatile, leg lengthening when paired with the correct footwear and in a dark wash denim you get the most Chic bang for your buck.
If you absolutely insist on following the baggy trend the below style by Mango are great value https://go.magik.ly/ml/14lfw/ but beware - next season the trend will move on - don't say I didn't warn you!
There has been such a marvellous, compassionate response to Sarah's story yesterday. It has resonated deeply with many of you and I have received many emails from people telling me their stories. Like ripples on a pond the beneficial effect of Sarah's inspiration is spreading out through the French Chic Community.
One such response I got was from Fernanda who, like Sarah, has agreed to me sharing her story to help others.
Fortunately I did not lose anyone [see Sarah's story] but my suffering is also great.
I suffer from depression and this, in these pandemic times, is getting worse. Usually I don't feel like going out or even getting dressed in the morning. But knowing that I really can't do it and wearing everything that would give me pleasure, aggravates my condition a lot. Today, it is particularly one of those days. And following you on youtube, hearing you talk about how to dress a la francaise, has also helped me a lot. It makes me want to get dressed and go out to show off the beautiful things I have. Unfortunately it is not yet possible. But I am convinced that better days will come. Until then, I want to thank you for brightening up my sad days a little."
It is so sad to hear that people are suffering depression due to the current world crisis. Our lives, our plans, our hopes and dreams - everything has been put on hold. It is impossible sometimes to believe that we will get through this. But we will. Vaccines are being rolled out, lockdowns seem to be helping and people are, as ever, resourceful and steadfast.
But, what can you do, if like Fernanda, the weight of it all seems too much to bear? Here is what I suggested to her:
Thank you so much for reaching out and I am so glad that my channel is helping.
Every day try to make just a little effort. It does not have to be much. Put a lovely scarf around your neck. Put on a pair of nice shoes to wear around the house - even if it is simply to sit at the table. Or pop on a bit of lipstick. The idea is to prove to yourself that you can take little steps. In that way, once you know you can take little steps, one day you may be able to take two little steps - put on a nice blouse and add some lipstick or a scarf. Or, put on a nice skirt with those shoes. It does not matter how long this takes - it is the process of doing so that can help - once you get used to the idea that you can - believe me ma chère you will.
Please let me know how you get on - keep in touch Best Wishes
I have found that when all seems too much, taking easy steps is a great way to keep moving forward. That sense of moving forward is so beneficial. Never allow yourself to get stuck. It may feel hard, it may feel impossible but I assure you - you can do it. I am here to help and support and encourage you.
There may be those who think that style is not important and can not help. I beg to disagree. Style reflects how we see ourselves and is a reflection of our our inner feelings. If we can show by our small steps our resilience in these times we improve our confidence and that improves our well being.
One thing I do, that I find helps me enormously to cope with the challenges I face everyday both through life and running my business, is journaling (see my free video here https://youtu.be/T-focA7cU5k). The process of writing down my thoughts and feelings allows me to see them for what they are - just thoughts and feelings. They are not obstacles to my happiness or my success in life. Like all problems they are there to be solved whether by a change in thought process or by action - you can find your solutions to your problems it only takes easy steps.
If you have a problem or an issue you believe may help others or if you would just like to write to me for advice please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will always do what I can.
Let 2021 be Your Year of Change