Love x Style x Life is a style guide meets autobiography by the blogger, illustrator, and an all around cool French girl Garance Doré. For me, it’s is definitely one of those “how did I not buy this earlier?” books. I mean, it’s a style guide written by a French woman. And probably one of the most Instagrammed books out there. So how did I manage to avoid it? No idea, but it clearly deserved a place on my bookshelf.
LOVE X STYLE X LIFE | GARANCE DORÉ
First of all, I obviously have to mention the cover. Simple blush pink with a handwritten title and some gold embossed detailing is pretty much what my book dreams are made of. And in addition to photos of beautiful French women looking effortlessly chic, the inside of the book is naturally filled with Garance’s cool illustrations.
Love x Style x Life is divided in to five sections on Style, Work, Beauty, Elegance and Love. Each section not only includes Garance’s best lifestyle tips, but also some personal stories from her life, loves and lessons she’s learned. Not only is Garance just about the coolest girl ever with her short hair and French sense of humor, she also happens to be incredibly relatable. The book is written in a casual style with
strikethrough text and side notes. Which makes it read more like a blog post than a traditional book.
My favourite chapter in Love x Style x Life is obviously the one about beauty. I loved reading Garance’s thoughts on beauty, tips on how to look good in photos (that I’m still certain will never happen for me) and her beauty essentials from a red lip to a perfect manicure. My other favourite bits were the chapters on Things New Yorkers Do (like wear sweatpants everywhere, so me!) and Things Parisians Do.
So if you want to know the secret to French chic, find out what true elegance is or just take a peek at what happens during Paris Fashion Week, give this one a read.